Nine PhD Positions in the Dutch Research Consortium ‘Language in Interaction’
We are looking for highly motivated PhD candidates to enrich a unique consortium of researchers that aims to unravel the neurocognitive mechanisms of language at multiple levels. The goal is to understand both the universality and the variability of the human language faculty from genes to behavior
MIRA Institute for Biomedical Technology and Technical Medicine (www.utwente.nl/mira)
MIRA is a leading and fast growing Institute for Biomedical Technology and Technical Medicine at the University of Twente. Within MIRA, research is grouped into 3 research tracks: Tissue Regeneration, Neural & Motor Systems and Imaging & Diagnostics. The institute combines fundamental and applied research with clinical practice. It has full professors in all these 3 realms.
MIRA works closely with hospitals, the business community and governmental organizations, aiming to secure its highly valued position in Europe. Moreover, MIRA actively encourages its scientists to bring proprietary technologies to the market. It has given birth to dozens of companies and license deals in order to make its top technology widely accessible to patients.
In this position you will carry out research in the new field of small animal precision radiotherapy. You will operate in a multidisciplinary team of physicists, biologists, engineers and physicians who share great enthusiasm for small animal research to improve radiotherapy knowledge. The project focusses on the development and integration of imaging techniques such as CT, dual-energy CT, PET and optical imaging with the precision irradiator.The imaging modalities will be used to quantify the anatomy and physiology of tumors and their surrounding tissues, e.g. by determining the level of hypoxia in tumors. MAASTRO is developing a unique treatment planning system in collaboration with the manufacturer of the small animal irradiator.
The conference should give a forum for information exchange among theoreticians, engineers, and medical people. Original papers, research results, and contributions concerning interesting technical solutions will be appreciated as well as clinical experiences and survey lectures for presentation in the following areas:
4 PhD-Student Projects in Biomedical Image Analysis: 1. BioStress: Assessment of Biomechanical Stress on Atherosclerotic Plaques 2. 4D Ultrasound for improved image guidance 3. Computer aided image guidance for Percutaneous Treatment of Coronary Chronic Total Occlusions 4. Mediate: Patient Friendly Medical Interventions. On this project positions are also available for a postdoc and a scientific programmer. For more information about these projects please visit www.bigr.nl/page/opportunities Applications are evaluated continuously (also before the application deadline) and the positions will be filled as soon as suitable candidates are found.