Senior researcher for the coordination of a major research project on implantable glucose sensors. UGent is hiring a senior researcher to be coordinator of a major ongoing research project on continuous glucose monitoring on the basis of silicon photonics. This research is part of a Flemish IWT supported project SBO-Glucosens. GlucoSens aims at the development of enabling technologies for continuous glucose monitoring using implantable single-chip optical sensors. The lifetime of commercially available, implantable electro-chemical glucose sensors is limited to a few days mainly due to bio-fouling and fibrous encapsulation. An optical approach can solve this issue. Within Glucosens, we develop the technology to use a silicon photonics chip packaged in a biocompatible material, an optical approach which might enable the extended lifetime.
You have a PhD in Electronic/Photonic/Bio-/Medical Engineering or in Physics and have worked closely in at least one of the following areas: photonics; medical devices; tissue engineering; signal processing. You are a dynamic and enthusiastic team player with experience in project management and with excellent communication skills. Knowledge of English should be perfect, knowledge of Dutch is preferred but not strictly necessary.