Postdoc in Capacitive Micromachined Transducers at Technical University of Denmark

Technical University of Denmark is offering postdoctoral associate position in medical imaging. This fellowship is last for 2 years and posible to extend. This position is closed on September 06, 2019.

A postdoc position (2 years) in Micromachined Ultrasonic Transducers is available in the MEMS-Applied Sensors group headed by Prof. Erik V. Thomsen, Department of Health Technology. The group is focused on developing miniature ultrasonic transducers for use in medical imaging. The group works on all aspects of transducer design, fabrication and characterization and with development of ultrasound probes.

Recent years has seen the development of capacitive micromachined ultrasonic transducers (CMUTs) based on silicon technology. Realizing such transducers requires array and process design and to enable medical imaging the transducers are assembled into ultrasound probes. The research field is highly interdisciplinary combining nano fabrication, acoustics, electronics and physics based analysis

The research in this project is focused on CMUT transducers for 3D medical imaging with special emphasis on transducers for Super Resolution Imaging (SRI)

Super resolution imaging with ultrasound is a new groundbreaking methodology enabling a true leap in the diagnosis of cancer and diabetes. It currently attains a 10 micrometer resolution by using ultrasound tracking of contrast agents. This opens a whole new and exciting field for investigating human micro-vascular physiology and diagnostics. You will be part of a larger project which has the ambition of translating SRI from experimental 2-D imaging of small, immobilized rodents to human clinical use in full 3-D. The project develops new silicon based probes, a new flexible scanner, imaging and motion estimation schemes, and conducts human trials on cancer patients. The developed equipment and methods makes it possible to introduce a new, inexpensive 3-D imaging scheme on the market that is usable for SRI and 3-D abdominal ultrasound imaging with a full 3-D visualization of flow.

Your responsibility will be to design and fabricate CMUT transducers for 3D ultrasound in the DTU cleanroom, nanolab. Being in a research environment you will of course contribute to our ongoing research and to supervision of students.

The project is in close collaboration with BK Ultrasound, Rigshospitalet and the University of Copenhagen

Candidates should have a PhD degree or equivalent.

he be a successful candidate for this project you should have a PhD degree in physics or nanotechnology and have extensive experience in working with cleanroom technologies (including thin film deposition, pattern generation, etching and material analysis) for fabrication of capacitive micromachined ultrasonic transducers.

Furthermore, you should have experience in lumped element modelling, and programming skills in tools like Matlab, Mathematica, and COMSOL.

You should furthermore be highly motivated, a team player, ambitious, and have a high scientific standard.

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.

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.

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The period of employment is 2 years and you will work at DTU Health Technology on the Lyngby Campus.

Further information may be obtained from Prof. Erik V Thomsen, +45 4525 5760.

You can read more about DTU Health Technology on

Please submit your online application no later than 6 September 2019.

Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link “Apply online”, fill in the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file.

All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender,disability, race, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.

DTU Healthtech – the Department of Health Technology – is situated in the northern part of Copenhagen. DTU Healthtech is a centre of excellence in health technology exploiting sciences across the traditional boundaries of technology, thereby enabling innovative solutions for the benefit of society.

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 university collaborating globally with business, industry, government and public agencies.


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