ETH Zurich

Post-doctoral researcher with experience in Ultrasound measurement techniques (BB-23D14)

Gefunden in: Neuvoo CH


Job description

In this project, we propose to investigate a novel passive intracardiac pressure sensor that is simple, easy to implant, requires no external connection, while targeting to continuously acquire the intracardiac pressure with a sub-mmHg resolution. The pressure will be acquired by an external ultrasound probe, preferably a standard medical cardiac probe. This multi-disciplinary project can only be realized through a close collaboration of several research groups covering different aspects. The Micro- and Nano-systems (MNS) group at ETH (Prof. Christofer Hierold, Dr. Cosmin Roman and Ms. Lucrezia Maini – doctoral student) will develop and fabricate the pressure sensor itself, and develop the characterization setup to apply pressure/strain to the sensor itself. The Translational Cardiovascular Technology Group - TCT (Prof. V. Falk, Dr. N. Cesarovic) will work on medical and translational aspects of the project. Scientific questions related to ultrasound features, set-up and analysis will be performed in close collaboration with PD Dr. S. Sanabria (University of Deusto, Bilbao, Spain). The post-doctoral researcher we are looking for should cover the aspects related to the Ultrasound readout methodology.

Your profile

The candidate should have hands on experience with Ultrasound characterization setups, from selection of transducers and ultrasonic pulser/receivers to meet the measurement scenario and sensor specifications, to signal generation, acquisition and processing, and to modeling and simulation of ultrasound-matter interaction. Experiences in ultrasound field measurements, wave simulation, ultrasound spectroscopy, quantitative characterization of materials, inverse problems, ultrasound arrays and beamforming, clinical ultrasound, and/or implementation of algorithms on research ultrasound systems are advantageous. The project is in an early phase, with plenty of room for creative design of appropriate ultrasound measurement strategies with a goal of maximizing the signal to noise ratio and other performance parameters of the readout. Co-design of the passive intracardiac pressure sensor with MNS to optimize the complete chain is envisioned. PD Dr. Sanabria will supervise all ultrasound related scientific activities. Existing ultrasound characterization facilities at EMPA will be employed for the first measurements. The host group, TCT has access to clinical grade US equipment.

ETH Zurich

ETH Zurich is one of the world’s leading universities specialising in science and technology. We are renowned for our excellent education, cutting-edge fundamental research and direct transfer of new knowledge into society. Over 30,000 people from more than 120 countries find our university to be a place that promotes independent thinking and an environment that inspires excellence. Located in the heart of Europe, yet forging connections all over the world, we work together to develop solutions for the global challenges of today and tomorrow.


We look forward to receiving your online application with the following documents:

  • Motivation Letter
  • CV
  • Publication List
  • Reference Letter (or contact details of referees) would be of asset
  • Please note that we exclusively accept applications submitted through our online application portal.

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