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Intracochlear pressure measurements for bone conduction hearing - Belgium  

KU Leuven (company)

Posted on : 26 August 2017

Project Description


  • You will conduct your own research project, collaborating with PhD and postdoctoral researchers. The (commercially available) fiber-optic pressure sensor and acquiring instruments (interferometer, data acquisition system) are readily available in our skillslab where new data will be collected on human cadaveric heads together with a dedicated PhD student.
  • You are responsible for (further) developing and evaluating the setup of intracochlear pressure measurement methods to the problem on hand to overcome technical difficulties concerning pressure measurements using miniature sensors.Particular challenges will be the acquiring software and improving the signal conditioner. More specifically, a major task is to develop a custom-made data acquisition software application that will be used to read out fiber optic sensors. The software will be based on an existing platform (RBA and Apex) that was developed in our lab.


  • A PhD on a topic related to pressure measurements including software development. 

  • Preferably at least one publication in an international peer-reviewed journal or high quality conference as the first author.

  • A strong interest in hearing mechanics (and related techniques).

  • Experience with C++, Qt and Git is a benefit.
  • Willingness to work in an interdisciplinary team.

  • An inquisitive and creative mind, good problem solving skills.

  • Excellent English proficiency.

  • Knowledge of mechanical engineering related to hearing is a benefit.


  • Exciting ear mechanics research.
  • Membership of a world-renowned lab, as part of a motivated interdisciplinary team, also in the University Hospital, with an extensive international network.
  • Membership of KU Leuven, one of the largest research universities of Europe.

  • The possibility to take part in international conferences and collaborations.

  • A competitive salary.