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University Researcher




Electronics & Engineering

What you will do

Fourier ptychography offers many advantages in terms of enlargement of field-of-view, spatial resolution and depth of focus compared to conventional microscopy and tomography systems. Both transmissive and reflective types exist, according to the illumination. Reflective Fourier ptychography offers an exciting option for inspecting surfaces or the shallow area beneath. Research performed by VUB-imec centres on modelling the ptychographic imaging system, ptychographic signal reconstruction algorithms, design of automated inspection algorithms, and coding algorithms to compress the produced imaging data efficiently. This project will allow the candidate to improve on many skills ranging from advanced signal/image processing and modelling, holographic signal processing, cutting-edge optics & photonics, deep learning and efficient compression of holographic signals. The researcher will collaborate with an international team.

Research group

imec group: VUB IMS

The primary research location will be the Electronics and Informatics department of the Vrije Universiteit Brussels and imec, located in Brussels.

This project will run in collaboration with the Korean partners of the consortium: Small Machines, ETRI and INHA University.

What we do for you

We offer you the opportunity to join one of the world’s premier research centers in nanotechnology at its headquarters in Leuven, Belgium. With your talent, passion and expertise, you’ll become part of a team that makes the impossible possible. Together, we shape the technology that will determine the society of tomorrow.

We are committed to being an inclusive employer and proud of our open, multicultural, and informal working environment with ample possibilities to take initiative and show responsibility. In everything we do, your future colleagues are guided by the imec values of passion, excellence, connectedness, and integrity. We commit to supporting and guiding you in this process, not only with words but also with tangible actions. Through imec.academy, 'our corporate university', we actively invest in your development to further your technical and personal growth.

We are aware that your valuable contribution makes imec a top player in its field. Your energy and commitment are therefore appreciated by means of a market appropriate salary with many fringe benefits.

Who you are

Candidates should have a good command of English and hold a master's or postdoctoral degree in engineering, physics, mathematics, computer science or equivalent areas. ETRO searches for an open-minded researcher that has a genuine interest in digital imaging, mathematics, computers and physics (optics).


If you are interested in this position, please send your application letter and cv to: Prof. Peter Schelkens (peter.schelkens@vub.be)

The following documents accompany your application: a short motivation letter, your curriculum vitae and transcripts of educational records.

Questions concerning the position can also be sent to this email address.

How can we help?

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