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PhD position in X-ray dark-field imaging methods for kidney and bladder stone classification (a) in Dübendorf

EMPA (European Master of Public Administration Consortium) is a network of European schools, that offer master programs in public administration.


The PhD research will be on developing novel X-ray dark-field imaging methods (speckle-based, single grid) for the evaluation and classification of urinary stones. Animal and human stone cohorts and phantoms will be used for optimizing the imaging technique and to prove the concept. The goal is to develop the technique further towards potential clinical use. The project is interdisciplinary and will require working in close cooperation with clinical and veterinary experts. 

Your contribution 
  • Further development and optimization of speckle-based and single-grid X-ray dark-field imaging on different types of lab sources 
  • Develop the corresponding image analysis and signal extraction procedures 
  • Establish data base on different classes of animal and human stones and phantoms 
  • Validation against state-of-the-art clinical methods 
  • Conceptual evaluation of technology adaptation needs for clinical application, recommendations for clinical imaging protocols
If you would like to make a major impact on personalized medicine and revolutionize digital pathology, you are highly motivated, communicative and passionate working in an interdisciplinary field and fulfill the following criteria: 
  • Completed Master`s degree in biomedical engineering, physics or similar
  • Have strong hands-on lab skills 
  • Have some experience with X-ray methods and/or imaging 
  • Have preferably some additional experience in the biomedical domain and/or in image processing 
  • Fluent in English, German is beneficial
We look forward to receiving your complete online application including a letter of motivation, CV, certificates, diplomas and contact details of two reference persons. Please submit these exclusively via our job portal. Applications by e-mail and by post will not be considered.

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