5 PhD positions in ultrasound guided therapy for treatment of cardiac arrhythmia's has been announced by the two leading players in cardiac ultrasound, GE Vingmed Ultrasound and the University of Leuven. The students will engage in ground breaking research with the longer term aim to develop products that can benefit patients suffering from arrhythmias worldwide.

A comprehensive training and research program has been put together involving transnational mobility in Norway and Leuven, as well as training events in the Swiss Alps (winter schools), Italy and Greece. In addition to being offered training by experts in the field and research supervision by leading academic researchers – the recruited researchers will be engaged in various outreach activities to the public.

PhD project description

“Ultrasound guided cardiac arrhythmia treatment” is an EU funded European Industrial Doctorate (EID) program. The project is a collaboration between GE Vingmed Ultrasound and the University of Leuven. There are two positions available as PhD students working for KU Leuven (and 3 more working for GE Vingmed Ultrasound, advertised separately). The students will be admitted to the KU Leuven PhD program, and supervised from both GE and KU Leuven. The research work will be conducted both in Leuven and Oslo (about 50-50%).

The research tasks include developing novel methods for ultrasound guided treatment of arrhythmias. The five PhD students that we seek will together span topics within image acquisition/acoustics, image processing/filtering, speckle tracking and 3D visualization.

Candidate requirements

The ideal PhD candidate should have a Master degree in Computer Science/ Engineering/ Mathematics/Physics. Additional advantage will be
  • Software development in C++ / matlab
  • Knowledge/interest in medical imaging and visualization (in particular ultrasound)
  • Image/signal processing methods and/or computer graphics

The working language is English.

Contact information

To apply for the 5 PhD positions in cardiac ultrasound, contact the below address

KU Leuven
Cardiovascular Sciences
Herestraat 49
3000 - Leuven
phone +3216349012
fax +3216343467
email: jan.dhooge@uzleuven.be

Note, application deadline for the 5 PhD positions in cardiac ultrasound, KU Leuven, Belgium is 01 November, 2012.

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