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Position: PhD scholarship in Microfabricated Ultrasound Transducers for Laparoscopy
Institution: Technical University of Denmark
Department: DTU Health Technology
Location: Kongens Lyngby, Lyngby‐Taarbæk Municipality, Denmark
Duties: Recent years has seen the development of integrated ultrasound transducers based on silicon technology. Using silicon micromachining allows for fabrication of capacitive micromachined ultrasonic transducers (CMUTs). Such CMUT transducers use fairly standard integrated circuit fabrication technology to make very small ultrasound transducers, which are grouped to form larger elements. Each of these devices have a thin plate that can be actuated by electrostatic forces thus generating an ultrasound pulse
Requirements: Candidates should have a two-year master's degree (120 ECTS points) or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to a two-year master's degree
   
Text: PhD scholarship in Microfabricated Ultrasound Transducers for Laparoscopy DTU Health Tech Del til Facebook Del til Twitter Del til LinkedIn Monday 13 May 19 Apply for this job Apply no later than 27 May 2019 Apply for the job at DTU Health Tech by completing the following form. Apply online A multidisciplinary research project in the field of microfabricated transducers for ultrasound imaging is being established in collaboration at the Department of Health Technology at the Technical University of Denmark. Responsibilities and tasks Recent years has seen the development of integrated ultrasound transducers based on silicon technology. Using silicon micromachining allows for fabrication of capacitive micromachined ultrasonic transducers (CMUTs). Such CMUT transducers use fairly standard integrated circuit fabrication technology to make very small ultrasound transducers, which are grouped to form larger elements. Each of these devices have a thin plate that can be actuated by electrostatic forces thus generating an ultrasound pulse. The technology is still in its early stages and can be further advanced, but the potential capabilities are large. It is here possible to fabricate any number of elements in any kind of configuration. In this project, there will be special emphasis on new microfabrication techniques suitable for CMUTs designed for laparoscopy. The purpose of this project is to fabricate CMUT probes that are suitable for ultrasound imaging using the DTU NanoLab clean room facility. The developed CMUTs are integrated in a probe designed for laparoscopy. DTU NanoLab has a state of the art cleanroom suited for fabrication of micromachined structures. The project is in collaboration with the company BK Medical. Qualifications Candidates should have a two-year master's degree (120 ECTS points) or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to a two-year master's degree. Approval and Enrolment The scholarship for the PhD degree is subject to academic approval, and the candidate will be enrolled in one of the general degree programmes at DTU. For information about our enrolment requirements and the general planning of the PhD study programme, please see the DTU PhD Guide . Assessment The assessment of the applicants will be made by Professor Erik V Thomsen. We offer DTU is a leading technical university globally recognized for the excellence of its research, education, innovation and scientific advice. We offer a rewarding and challenging job in an international environment. We strive for academic excellence in an environment characterized by collegial respect and academic freedom tempered by responsibility. Salary and appointment terms The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed upon with the relevant union. The period of employment is 3 years. The workplace is DTU Lyngby Campus. You can read more about career paths at DTU here . Further information Additional information may be obtained from Professor Erik V Thomsen, phone ( 45) 4525 5766, e-mail: ervt@.dtu.dk . You can read more about DTU Health Tech on www.healthtech.dtu.dk . Application Please submit your online application no later than 27 May 2019 (local time). Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link "Apply online", fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file . The file must include: A letter motivating the application (cover letter) Curriculum vitae Grade transcripts and BSc/MSc diploma Excel sheet with translation of grades to the Danish grading system (see guidelines and Excel spreadsheet here ) Candidates may apply prior to obtaining their master's degree, but cannot begin before having received it. All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, race, disability, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply. DTU Health Tech engages in research, education, and innovation base on technical and natural science for the healthcare sector. The Healthcare sector is a globally expanding market with demands for the most advanced technological solutions. DTU Health Tech creates the foundation for companies to develop new and innovative services and products which benefit people and create value for society. DTU Health Techs expertise spans from imaging and biosensor techniques, across digital health and biological modelling, to biopharma technologies. DTU is a technical university providing internationally leading research, education, innovation and scientific advice . Our staff of 6,000 advance science and technology to create innovative solutions that meet the demands of society, and our 11,200 students are being educated to address the technological challenges of the future. DTU is an independent academic university collaborating globally with business, industry, government and public agencies.
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