RESEARCH FIELDComputer science › ProgrammingEngineering › Biomedical engineeringEngineering › Electrical engineeringPhysics › Mathematical physics
RESEARCHER PROFILEFirst Stage Researcher (R1)
APPLICATION DEADLINE28/02/2019 14:00 - Europe/Brussels
LOCATIONBelgium › Leuven
TYPE OF CONTRACTTemporary
HOURS PER WEEK40
OFFER STARTING DATE01/03/2019
EU RESEARCH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMMEH2020 / Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions
MARIE CURIE GRANT AGREEMENT NUMBER813120
The position ESR 14 at icometrix focuses on selecting the most robust methods for MRS data processing, in order to fully automate them and conduct extensive validation. These endeavours will allow bringing such methods closer to clinical practice. Specific research challenges include standardised pre-processing and metabolite quantification, followed by integration of tissue-based corrections, super-resolution, and multi-modal fusion (MRS(I), MRI, PET). Besides research and implementation tasks, this project aims to prepare documentation for a CE technical file presenting the device description, risk analysis, and validation of the proposed methods according to regulatory standards.
This project is hosted by icometrix (Leuven, Belgium). icometrix is a fast-growing innovative company offering cloud software for medical image analysis to neurologists, radiologists and scientists all over the world. Our mission is to become the standard in biomedical imaging biomarkers, especially in the brain. And we are well on our way to achieve this! The Research and Development department consists of around 15 researchers working on biomedical image analysis.
We live by the following values, each clarified by a quote of one of our team members:
● Innovation: “Via innovation we can make the difference in the medical world”
● Collaboration: “I like the collaboration, the challenge to make the next big thing”
● Respect: “For me, respect is appreciating that the differences between people make us stronger”
● Ambition: “I like the ambition that we want to become a reference in the medical world and do good stuff for clinicians and patients”
● Positivism: “I like to work with icometrix because I feel there is no negativism and everybody encourages everyone”
This position is one of the 15 ESR positions of the INSPiRE-MED European Training Network, which focuses on the development of Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy (MRS) and MR Spectroscopic Imaging (MRSI) combined with Positron Emission Tomography (PET), enhanced by machine learning techniques.
The selected candidate will be able to take advantage of the unique set-up of the INSPiRE-MED network, encompassing 12 academic and 9 industrial partners providing the young researchers with transferable and generic skills as well as a comprehensive, wide-ranging education on the basic principles of medical imaging and image analysis. This multi-disciplinary environment encompasses physics, mathematical and computer sciences, with applications in medicine and biological sciences. The candidate will be offered the possibility to register as PhD student at the partner university, KU Leuven.
REQUIRED EDUCATION LEVELComputer science: Master Degree or equivalentEngineering: Master Degree or equivalentPhysics: Master Degree or equivalent
REQUIRED LANGUAGESENGLISH: Good
You should have a master's degree in physics, computer science, biomedical engineering or electrical engineering, or a similar degree with an equivalent academic level. A genuine interest in biomedical imaging and research should motivate your application. Excellent programming skills are required. The candidate should have strong social abilities allowing an active participation to the European network, fruitful exchanges with other students and researchers, and an excellent integration in the team of your research group. You should be ready and able to travel in Europe for the network meetings as well as for sharing the experience of the your secondment team.
Early-Stage Researchers shall, at the time of recruitment by the host organisation, be in the first four years (full-time equivalent research experience) of their research careers and have not been awarded a doctoral degree. At the time of recruitment 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 the reference date.
EURAXESS offer ID: 364729