University of Antwerp - Imec Vision Lab Research Group (Campus Drie
The Vision Lab is a research group of the physics department at the University
of Antwerp. The Vision Lab has unique expertise in the development of
algorithms for reconstruction, processing and analysis of tomographic imaging
data. Application domains are x-ray computed tomography (CT), MRI and
electron tomography. The working environment is strongly interdisciplinary,
combining techniques and insights from physics, mathematics, engineering, and
computer science. The Vision Lab has a broad range of national and
international collaborations with both academic and industrial partners.
Recent publications on tomography can be found on
What you will do
Imec-Vision Lab at the University of Antwerp
(https:// visielab.uantwerpen.be/) has an open position for a PhD researcher
to strengthen our tomography research team with, for this position, a
particular emphasis on Atom Probe Tomography (APT). Tomography is an image
reconstruction technique that leans strongly on large-scale numerical
mathematics and computational science. It has a wide range of applications in
medicine (CT-scans), industry (nondestructive testing) and science (3D
imaging of nanomaterials).
APT is a technique used to analyze the composition and structure of materials
at the atomic scale. It uses a focused laser beam to selectively ionize atoms
from a sample, which are then directed towards a detector for analysis. APT
allows for three-dimensional imaging of materials, with sub-nanometer
resolution. It is particularly useful for studying small features or regions
within a material, such as interfaces or defects. The technique can be used to
study a wide range of materials, including metals, ceramics, and
semiconductors. APT can provide information on the location, composition, and
chemical bonding of atoms within a material. It is a powerful tool for
research in materials science and engineering, as well as in the development
of new materials and technologies.
An important challenge in APT is the 3D reconstruction of a nanosample from
measured data. In your PhD trajectory, you will develop a radically new method
for the 3D atomic resolution reconstruction of atom probe data. The technique
will be dedicated to the analysis of semiconductor samples in close
collaboration with imec (https: // www. imec-int.com/en/home) where atomic
scale analysis of advanced semiconductor devices is pursued with Atom probe
What we do for you
We offer a doctoral scholarship for a period of two years within a
multidisciplinary, international team. Following a positive evaluation,
the scholarship can be renewed for another two years.
Cooperation with strong academic research groups and industrial partners.
Multidisciplinary research: close cooperation with imec where fundamentals
and advanced application of atom probe analysis are explored.
A world-class research environment with state-of-the-art instrumentation
and exposure to the foremost semiconducting devices.
Your monthly scholarship amount is calculated according to the scholarship
amounts for doctoral scholarship holders on the pay scales for Contract
Research Staff (Dutch: Bijzonder Academisch Personeel, BAP).
You will receive ecocheques, Internet-connectivity allowance, and a
bicycle allowance or a full reimbursement of public transport costs for
You will do most of your work at UAntwerpen Campus Drie Eiken in a dynamic
and stimulating working environment.
Find out more about working at the University of Antwerp here.
Who you are
You hold a Master degree in Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science, or
Engineering or you will have obtained it by the time you start to work.
You have excellent communication skills in English.
You have strong programming skills (C++, python/matlab).
You can demonstrate excellent study results.
Your teaching competences are in line with the University of Antwerp's
Your research qualities are in line with the faculty and university
You act with attention to quality, integrity, creativity and cooperation.
Knowledge of inverse problems, computational imaging, image
reconstruction, or deep learning is a plus.
You can apply for this vacancy through the University of Antwerp's online
job application platform up to and including 28 February 2023 ( by
midnight Brussels time ). Click on the 'Apply' button, complete the
online application form and be sure to include the following attachments:
a motivation letter, your academic CV (including courses, honours,
grades, previous work, publications,…) and contact info of two
The selection committee will review all of the applications as soon as
possible after the application deadline. As soon as a decision has been
made, we will inform you about the next steps in the selection procedure.
If you have any questions about the online application form, please check
the frequently asked questions or send an email to [email protected] If
you have any questions about the job itself, please contact Prof. Dr. J.
De Beenhouwer ([email protected]) and Prof. Dr. J. Sijbers,
([email protected]) in cc. As a subject, please put “HR2023APT”.
Starting date: the planned start date is preferentially by 01/04/2023 or
as soon as possible after that date.