Postdoc Researcher Position in integration of a micromachined endomicroscope for OCT imaging in gastroenterology
The FEMTO-ST Institute (CNRS unit), associated with the Université de Bourgogne et Franche-Comté , announces the opening of a Postdoctoral Researcher position in integration of a miniature endomicroscope based on MOEMS/microoptical technologies for OCT imaging in gastroenterology. This position can start in February 2017. FEMTO-ST is one of 3 largest research institutes in France in the field of Engineering Sciences, having about 730 employees including more than 150 doctoral students. FEMTO-ST facilities offer the full access to a world-class cleanroom facility (class 10/100). The host team is focusing on MEMS and microoptics. FEMTO-ST received funding from the French government by the LabEx ACTION which is a cluster of excellence for research on smart systems. Through this program a scanning endomicroscope is developed.
Description of Postdoctoral position
The early diagnosis of stomach cancer is essential since it can be treated more effectively when detected earlier. New diagnostics aids are emerging including the recent techniques of optical coherence tomography (OCT) which permits non-invasive 3D optical biopsies, improving patient’s quality of life. The goal of this research position is to provide a handheld and low-cost, endomicroscope, based on MOEMS technologies. The main component of the endomicroscope is the MOEMS probe, which contains a miniature pigtailed Mirau interferometer including an electrothermal MEMS micro-scanner, allowing the 2D scanning of stomach tissues. The Mirau micro interferometer is fabricated by wafer-level vertical stacking and bonding of silicon-glass components: a silicon base, a glass lens, a reference mirror, a separator, a beam splitter and a MEMS micro-scanner. The architecture of Mirau interferometer is now available. The workplan will include the assembly of MOEMS components to build a complete endomicroscopy microsystem mounted on a robotic arm, both optical and micromechanical characterisation of the microsystem including the implementation of image processing procedures and optimisation of actuators control.
Qualifications & Employment
The applicant must hold, or to be about to receive before starting the contract, a PhD degree in physics, electrical engineering, micro/opto-electronics, materials science, microtechnology or related areas. The applicant should be strongly motivated to carry out research within the area of Photonic Microsystems. The candidate should have a cleanroom experience, the background in optics and particularly the experience in OCT technologies will be appreciated.
Full time employment, expected duration of 12 months.
Start date: can be February 2017, start before June 2017
Salary: follows national Postdoctoral researcher salary agreement: 2800 €/month
To apply, please submit a cover letter (detailing relevant experience and career objectives), full curriculum vitae, list of representative publications and letters of recommendation or contact information for two reference persons.
Please apply via email to: Prof. Christophe Gorecki (firstname.lastname@example.org)
We also accept applications via mailing to:
FEMTO-ST, 15B avenue des Montboucons, 25030 Besançon, France, tel. +33381666607