PhD student position in Quantitative X-ray tomography for Metrology Applications (f/m)

Position nr.: 
Dept. of Physics (Vision Lab)
Date posted: 
Wednesday, 1 March, 2017
Position status: 
Full Time Salaried
Project title: 

PhD student position in Quantitative X-ray tomography for Metrology Applications (f/m)


Imec Vision Lab at the University of Antwerp has open positions for a PhD student to develop advanced image reconstruction methods for X-ray tomography. Tomography is an image reconstruction technique that leans strongly on large-scale numerical mathematics, particularly linear algebra. It has a wide range of applications in medicine (CT-scans), industry (nondestructive testing) and science (3D imaging of nanomaterials).


To strengthen the activities within the area of X-ray image reconstruction and processing, Imec Vision Lab is currently recruiting motivated researchers.
• You will participate in an applied research project on X-ray imaging based metrology..
• Together with your colleagues you will investigate new tomographic algorithms to reconstruct and quantitatively analyze digital X-ray images.
• You will keep track of the latest developments in the scientific literature and will contribute to the open source ASTRA image reconstruction toolbox.


• You have a Master's degree, preferably in Computer Science, Engineering, Physics or Mathematics.
• You have an in-depth knowledge of C/C++ and you are highly proficient in English (both written and oral – providing a recent TOEFL test result is advised).
• You are willing to participate in fundamental and applied research projects in the area of tomographic image reconstruction.
• GPU programming, python scripting or knowledge of X-ray imaging, and a good sense of humor is a plus.

Labs involved: 

The research project you will be involved in, will be conducted together with Prof Wim Dewulf (Groep W&T, Campus Groep T KULeuven).

Our offer: 

• You will have the possibility to obtain a PhD degree in a young, dynamic, and stimulating work environment.
• A contract as full time (scientific) PhD student with a competitive salary.
• Start date: September 2017 (or earlier)
• Contacts and collaboration with leading national and international research groups and companies.
• Possibility to present research results at important international conferences.
• Fringe Benefits: free public transport; biking fee for work traffic, use of sport facilities and entrance in student restaurants of Antwerp University.

Starting date: 
September 2017 (or earlier)

Interested candidates are invited to send a motivation letter, a detailed CV (including followed courses, honours, grades, previous work, …), and contact info of at least two references to
Prof. Dr. Jan Sijbers
Director Imec-Vision Lab