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Post-doctoral position in X-ray grating interferometry

Post-doctoral position in X-ray grating interferometry

Last application date
Apr 15, 2018 09:00

WE13 - Department of Geology

Limited duration

PhD in Science or Engineering. PhD students close to graduation are also welcome to apply

Occupancy rate

Vacancy Type
Research staff

Job description
In the framework of the new SBO project "MoCCHa-CT" we have a vacant position for a post-doctoral researcher within the Pore-scale Processes in Geomaterials Research group (PProGRess-UGent), member of the UGent expertise Centre for X-ray Tomography (
In the scope of this project, one of the existing high-resolution CT scanners of UGCT will be upgraded by a modular X-ray grating interferometer to allow for X-ray phase contrast and dark-field imaging. As a post-doctoral researcher, you will be responsible for the design, installation and commissioning of this system. For the installation, you will receive support of the mechanical workshop available at the campus.
Furthermore, you will be responsible for the acquisition of initial data with this system and training of the PhD students and the UGCT operator. For comparative tests, measurements at ETH Zürich are foreseen.
We offer an employment contract of 2 years, starting between May and October 2018, depending on the availability of the successful candidate.
The FWO-SBO project "MoCCHa-CT: Model-coupled 4D-µCT for advanced material characterization" is a tight collaboration between several academic partners at UGent and the Institute for Biomedical Engineering, ETH, Switzerland, and has an economic finality supported by several industrial partners.

Profile of the candidate
Applicants should have:
+ a PhD degree in Science or Engineering with strong experience in X-ray grating interferometry.
+ an independent and well-organized working style, demanding high quality of your own work.
+ well-developed social skills directed towards working in an interdisciplinary team, excellent interpersonal and communicative skills.
+ strong motivation to succeed in scientific research, excellent presentation and scientific writing skills
+ very good to excellent English language skills (verbally and written).

How to apply
Applications must contain the following documents in English:
+ a personal (motivation) letter and curriculum vitae (a proof of English language skills is always an added value).
The documents should be sent to and, using as subject of your mail: MoCCHa-CT_PD_your name

Post-doctoral position in X-ray grating interferometry

Employment type: 
Permanent contract, Temporary fixed-term contract
Targeted title(s): 
R&D Engineer