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PostDoc position for optical diffraction tomography for tumor histology

| Optical diffraction tomography | digital pathology | tumor histology |

Job description

This project is in the field of optical diffraction tomography for high resolution imaging of optically cleared tissue biopsies. Based on an existing set-up, the post-doc will perform proof of principle experiments that show the potential of optical diffraction tomography for 3D digital imaging of large volume tissue resections. The research will involve work on the biochemistry of optical clearing, development of high speed optical imaging, and the accurate tomographic reconstruction of the 3D structure.

The research will be performed at the Department of Imaging Physics at the faculty of Applied Sciences of the Delft University of Technology, in the general context of tomographic and microscopic imaging, under the supervision of dr. Jeroen Kalkman. The project is part of the Cancer Diagnostics 3.0 program, and is carried out in collaboration with the Leiden University Medical Center and the Erasmus Medical Center. The three academic institutions cooperate in the framework of the Medical Delta, a partnership between the three academic institutions for bringing healthcare technology to fruitful application.


We are looking for an enthusiastic candidate with a strong ‘engineering spirit’. She/he has a demonstrable interest in optical imaging, computed tomography, and/or optical instrument design. Excellent analytical skills and a mindset towards cooperation with clinicians and towards application of the technology are highly recommended. The candidate should hold a PhD in a relevant field.

Conditions of employment

Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities. The TU Delft offers a customisable compensation package, a discount on health insurance and sport memberships, and a monthly work costs contribution. Flexible work schedules can be arranged.

For international applicants we offer the Coming to Delft Service and Partner Career Advice to assist you with your relocation. An International Children's Centre offers childcare and there is an international primary school.

This position is a temporary assignment for one year.

TU Delft (Delft University of Technology)

Delft University of Technology is built on strong foundations. As creators of the world-famous Dutch waterworks and pioneers in biotech, TU Delft is a top international university combining science, engineering and design. It delivers world class results in education, research and innovation to address challenges in the areas of energy, climate, mobility, health and digital society. For generations, our engineers have proven to be entrepreneurial problem-solvers, both in business and in a social context. At TU Delft we embrace diversity and aim to be as inclusive as possible (see our Code of Conduct). Together, we imagine, invent and create solutions using technology to have a positive impact on a global scale.

Challenge. Change. Impact!

Faculty Applied Sciences

With more than 1,000 employees, including 135 pioneering principal investigators, as well as a population of about 3,400 passionate students, the Faculty of Applied Sciences is an inspiring scientific ecosystem. Focusing on key enabling technologies, such as quantum- and nanotechnology, photonics, biotechnology, synthetic biology and materials for energy storage and conversion, our faculty aims to provide solutions to important problems of the 21st century. To that end, we train students in broad Bachelor's and specialist Master's programmes with a strong research component. Our scientists conduct ground-breaking fundamental and applied research in the fields of Life and Health Science & Technology, Nanoscience, Chemical Engineering, Radiation Science & Technology, and Engineering Physics. We are also training the next generation of high school teachers and science communicators.

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Additional information

For more information about the position, check the ImPhys website or contact dr. Jeroen Kalkman, e-mail: j.kalkman@tudelft.nl.

Application procedure

Are you interested in this vacancy? Please apply before 6 May 2021 via the application button and upload your motivation letter, CV, a list of publications and the names and e-mail addresses of three potential references.

  • A pre-employment screening can be part of the selection procedure.
  • You can apply online. We will not process applications sent by email and/or post.
  • Acquisition in response to this vacancy is not appreciated.
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