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Ph.D. Position in micro‐electronics for micro‐biology - Belgium  

KU Leuven (company)

Posted on : 01 May 2017

Project Description

  • This PhD project will, in collaboration with other PhD students in the bio-engineering department, as well as in the electrical engineering department pursue the development of self-adapting bio-electrical cells, with massively parallel anode and cathode arrays, with built-in self-configuring electrical measurement and stimulation circuitry.
  • This requires a tight interplay between bio-chemistry, micro-electronic design,machine learning and control theory. 
  • The student we are currently looking for will be responsible for the control and self-learning algorithms, using reinforcement learning, and their efficient implementation. 
  • This both in embedded systems (micro-controllers or FPGAs), as well as on chip for a second generation miniaturized system. 

  • Prospective candidates must hold a Masters degree in Electrical Engineering(or equivalent), with a background in embedded system design, signal processing or machine learning
  • Additional research/educational experience in digital design, reinforcement learning, or bio-electrochemistry area plus. 
  • We require someone interested in cross-disciplinary collaborations, and not afraid of new challenges.
  • We are looking for a team player with the capability to work in an international research team. 
  • Excellent proficiency in the English language is also required, as well as good communication skills, both oral and written.

  • An exciting research environment with access to state of the art development tools, chip fabrication technologies, and measurement equipment and working on the intersection between emerging research domains (bio-electro chemistry, micro-electronic design)
  • A Ph.D. title from a highly-ranked university (after approximately 4 years of successful research)
  • A thorough scientific education,the possibility to become a world-class researcher 
  • Our university  affiliation,one of the largest research universities of Europe
  • The possibility to participate in international conference sand collaborations