Researcher in data analysis of clinical study to validate microwave sensors for monitoring osteogenesis in cranial defects and intracranial pressure
Sort on published: 2017-12-20
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At the "Microwaves in Medical Engineering Group (MMG)", Division of Solid State Electronics, Department of Engineering Sciences, Ångström Laboratory.
One-year research position, with the possibility of renewal for another year. Starting date as soon as possible.
The project in the MMG is about monitoring osteogenesis in cranial defects and intracranial pressure with microwaves, while the requested research is specially focused on the analysis of clinical trials to prove the possible concepts of an innovative and non-invasive microwave system under development. Here, the challenges are: 1) the complexity in the data analysis due to inherent measurement uncertainties, 2) the lack of integral information on the biomedical phenomena under study, and 3) the complexity in the relationship between the sensed parameters (characteristics of the microwave response signal) and the target parameters (characteristics of geometry and composition of the target). The clinical study not only includes error analysis, data reduction and statistical inference, but also analysis, characterization and modelling of microwave passive structures in direct contact with the target. In addition, simulation and laboratory experiments incorporating phantoms of the head are included in the study which extends the data analysis and modelling possibilities. This work will contribute to a better understanding of the microwave-bio-interaction mechanism.
Doctoral degree in relevant subject area - Electrical engineering or related field.
More than 5 years of experience in passive microwave components and applied mathematics in technology. Experience in passive microwave components should include material characterization, especially for 1-port systems in both non-resonance and resonance systems applied to multilayer materials in biomedical applications.
It will be advantageous to have experience, in data analysis of microwave sensors from clinical trials and in the analysis and design of multilayer models for microwave sensors. Applicants should also have experience of microwave measurements using network analyzers and sensors, and have used commercial software for simulation / calculation of the EM field, eg. Ansoft HFSS, CST. Applicants should also have performed measurements with Agilent Dielectric Test Probe (Model 85070E) or be familiar with the measurement method. Very good skills in written and oral English are required to fulfill the duties.
Personal qualities such as ability to lead and run projects while interacting with other researchers are very important. The applicant must be purposeful, structured and able to work effectively both individually and in groups.
The application should contain a description of previous research experience, CV, publication list, copies of diplomas and other relevant documents. The candidates are encouraged to provide letter(s) of recommendation and contact information to reference persons.
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Placement: Department of Engineering Sciences
Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position longer than 6 months
Pay: Fixed salary
Number of positions: 1
Working hours: 100%
County: Uppsala län
Ellena Papaioannou, Seko
Per Sundman, Saco-rådet 018-471 1485
Suzanne Borén Andersson, TCO/ST 018-471 6251
Number of reference: UFV-PA 2017/4720
Last application date: 2018-01-03