Acoustic imaging expert

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As our Acoustic Imaging Expert, you will develop acoustic, photoacoustic and spectral imaging setups, characterize novel ultrasound transducer concepts, and support the development of new ultrasound systems from proof-of-concept to in-vivo testing.

What you will do

    • Guide the development of new ultrasound systems from novel transducer concepts towards (photo)acoustic imaging applications.
    • Characterize and benchmark ultrasound transducers acoustically, electrically and mechanically.
    • Provide support across multiple projects using your expertise in acoustic imaging.
    • Maintain a high standard of literature knowledge.
    • Collaborate with specialists from our cross-disciplinary teams.
    • Contribute to the creation of a long-term vision and strategy for the group and the Ultrasound Roadmap.

What we do for you

We offer you the opportunity to join one of the world’s premier research centers in nanotechnology at its headquarters in Leuven, Belgium. With your talent, passion and expertise, you’ll become part of a team that makes the impossible possible. Together, we shape the technology that will determine the society of tomorrow.

We are committed to being an inclusive employer and proud of our open, multicultural, and informal working environment with ample possibilities to take initiative and show responsibility. We commit to supporting and guiding you in this process; not only with words but also with tangible actions. Through, 'our corporate university', we actively invest in your development to further your technical and personal growth. 

We are aware that your valuable contribution makes imec a top player in its field. Your energy and commitment are therefore appreciated by means of a market appropriate salary with many fringe benefits. 

Who you are

  • You hold a PhD degree in Physics, Mechanics, Electrical or Biomedical Engineering, with several years of relevant experience in Acoustic Imaging.
  • You have proven experience in ultrasound systems, spanning MEMS design, acoustic characterization and application-oriented ultrasound imaging.
  • You are an experienced user of ultrasound imaging systems (e.g. Verasonics).
  • You are proficient in the use of MATLAB, FEM software (e.g Comsol or Ansys) and specialized ultrasound simulation tools (e.g. k-wave, Field-II).
  • Any general measurement lab experience is an asset (e.g. impedance analyzer, lock-in amplifier, laser Doppler vibrometer, ...).
  • Any project management experience is an asset.
  • The ability to quickly write code in Python is an asset.
  • The imec environment requires a good team player with good communication and reporting skills. An excellent knowledge of English is mandatory.

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Acoustic imaging expert
Kapeldreef 75 Leuven, Belgium
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