PhD Position in MSCA ETN PETER - ESR12: EMI-Resilient Medical Display Systems for Surgical-, Diagnostic Imaging- and Modality Applications

     
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PhD Position in MSCA ETN PETER - ESR12: EMI-Resilient Medical Display Systems for Surgical-, Diagnostic Imaging- and Modality Applications

Applications are invited for a PhD Position (’Early Stage Researcher’) on ElectroMagnetic Compatibility/ElectroMagnetic Interference to be funded by the Marie-Sklodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network "PETER - Pan-European Training, Research & Education Network on Electromagnetic Risk Management" within the Horizon 2020 Programme of the European Commission.

The introduction of the medical standard IEC 60601-1-2:2014 (Ed4) for medical electrical equipment that has become mandatory in the US and Europe since 31December 2018, not only imposes new types of immunity tests and higher immunity test levels, but also imposes general requirements for basic safety and performance of medical electrical equipment towards EMI and basically asks for a full electromagnetic risk-management approach. ESR12 will apply the methodology to a set of basic case studies that are representative for (parts of) different types of medical displays and display systems and this for a number of medical-specific electromagnetic environments (electro-surgery equipment, magnetic-resonance equipment, amongst others).

The PETER consortium comprises 6 high-technology companies, including Barco and Melexis (BE), Nedap and RHM (NL), MIRA (UK), and Valeo (FR), 2 non-university research institutes, WIS and FHG (GE), and 5 universities, KU Leuven (BE), LUH (GE), UTwente (NL), UoY (UK), and ESEO (FR). The consortium is completed by 6 Partner Organisations that include 4 companies, a hospital and a university. Overall, PETER has some of the best of European industry and the key academic players, guaranteeing an exciting interdisciplinary, intersectoral research-and-training programme. Each of the 15 ESRs will be working towards a PhD degree, supported by a carefully chosen supervisory team that maximizes both scientific excellence as well as interdisciplinary and intersectoral collaboration. The 15 PETER ESRs will not only receive state-of-the-art science/technology training but will also benefit from a unique soft-skills training programme. This will kick-start their careers as highly employable professionals tackling challenges across many industrial sectors comprising, but not limited to, automotive, robotics, nautical, aviation, and medical industry. This particular ESR-position will be executed within the Healthcare department of Barco (Kortrijk, ?url=www.barco.com&module=jobs&id=1435" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">www.barco.com) in close collaboration with the M-Group of KU Leuven Bruges Campus.

The PETER consortium comprises 6 high-technology companies, including Barco and Melexis (BE), Nedap and RHM (NL), MIRA (UK), and Valeo (FR), 2 non-university research institutes, WIS and FHG (GE), and 5 universities, KU Leuven (BE), LUH (GE), UTwente (NL), UoY (UK), and ESEO (FR). The consortium is completed by 6 Partner Organisations that include 4 companies, a hospital and a university. Overall, PETER has some of the best of European industry and the key academic players, guaranteeing an exciting interdisciplinary, intersectoral research-and-training programme. Each of the 15 ESRs will be working towards a PhD degree, supported by a carefully chosen supervisory team that maximizes both scientific excellence as well as interdisciplinary and intersectoral collaboration. The 15 PETER ESRs will not only receive state-of-the-art science/technology training but will also benefit from a unique soft-skills training programme. This will kick-start their careers as highly employable professionals tackling challenges across many industrial sectors comprising, but not limited to, automotive, robotics, nautical, aviation, and medical industry. This particular ESR-position will be executed within the Healthcare department of Barco (Kortrijk, ?url=www.barco.com&module=jobs&id=1435" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">www.barco.com) in close collaboration with the M-Group of KU Leuven Bruges Campus.

Career stage: Early Stage Researcher (ESR) or 0-4 yrs (Post Graduate) 

Skilled & interested in: analog- and high-speed digital hardware design, system design, FPGA- and micro-processor programming, wired- and wireless data communication, Electro-Magnetic simulation techniques, RF-, data communication- and EMC measurement techniques, applied electromagnetics and physics, risk management, reliability engineering.

  • Early-stage researchers (ESR): those who are, at the time of recruitment by the host, in the first four years (full-time equivalent)of their research careers. This is measured from the date when they obtained the degree which formally entitles them to embarkon a doctorate, either in the country in which the degree was obtained or in the country in which the research training is provided,irrespective of whether or not a doctorate was envisaged.
  • Conditions of international mobility of researchers: researchers are required to undertake trans-national mobility (i.e. move fromone country to another) when taking up the appointment. At the time of selection by the host organisation, researchers must nothave resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country of their host organisation for more than 12 monthsin the 3 years immediately prior to their recruitment. Short stays, such as holidays, are not taken into account. 
  • English language: Network fellows (ESRs) must demonstrate that their ability to understand and express themselves in both writtenand spoken English is sufficiently high for them to derive the full benefit from the network training.


KU Leuven seeks to foster an environment where all talents can flourish, regardless of gender, age, cultural background, nationality or impairments. If you have any questions relating to accessibility or support, please contact us at diversiteit.HR [at] kuleuven[.]be.

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