PhD student position (ESR) in computational imaging: Electron Tomography (f/m)

Position nr.: 
Dept. of Physics (Vision Lab)
Date posted: 
Tuesday, 23 May, 2017
Position status: 
Full Time Salaried
Project title: 

PhD student position (ESR) in computational imaging: Electron Tomography (f/m)


The Vision Lab, a solid research group at the University of Antwerp ( ), has an open position for a PhD student to work on developing innovative image reconstruction methods for Electron Tomography. Tomography is an image reconstruction technique that leans strongly on large-scale numerical mathematics, particularly linear algebra. In your PhD, you will develop ground breaking computational techniques for electron tomography at atomic scale.


You hold a M.Sc. degree in Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science, or Engineering. You love interdisciplinary science in an international context, and want nothing more than advancing the field of Electron Tomography with your skills, creativity and novel solutions. You have a good sense of humor and enjoy programming to put your findings into practice. You also want to tell the world about your findings with sparkling presentations.
• Early-stage researchers (ESR) are those who are, at the time of recruitment by the host, in the first four years (full-time equivalent) of their research careers. This is measured from the date when they obtained the degree which formally entitles them to embark on a doctorate, either in the country in which the degree was obtained or in the country in which the research training is provided, irrespective of whether or not a doctorate was envisaged.
• Researchers are required to undertake transnational mobility (i.e. move from one country to another) when taking up the appointment. At the time of selection by the host organisation, researchers must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country of their host organisation for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to their recruitment.

Labs involved: 

The Vision Lab has unique expertise in the development of algorithms for reconstruction, processing and analysis of imaging data. Application domains are X-ray CT, MRI and Electron Microscopy. The working environment is strongly interdisciplinary, combining techniques and insights from Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science and Engineering. The group has a broad range of national and international collaborations with both academic and industrial partners. Recent Vision Lab publications on tomography can be found on .

Our offer: 

• An exciting research trajectory towards a PhD
• Multidisciplinary research: cooperation with strong academic research labs and industrial partners participating in a EU ITN project.
• a world-class international research environment with state-of-the-art hardware
• The MSCA program (Marie Skłodowska-Curie action) offers highly competitive and attractive salary and working conditions. The successful candidates will receive a salary in accordance with the MSCA regulations for early stage researchers. Exact salary will be confirmed upon appointment [Living Allowance = 37.320 euro/year (correction factor to be applied per country) + Monthly mobility allowance = 600 to 1100 euro depending on the family situation]. In addition to their individual scientific projects, all fellows will benefit from further continuing education, which includes internships and secondments, a variety of training modules as well as transferable skills courses and active participation in workshops and conferences.

Starting date: 
January 1, 2018

Interested candidates are invited to send a motivation letter, a detailed CV (including followed courses, honours, grades, previous work, programming skills, publications, …) and contact info of two references to Dr. ir. Jan De Beenhouwer ( and Prof. Dr. J. Sijbers, (