[Gate-users] PhD studentship in Electrical Engineering / Monte-Carlo simulations

Magdalena Rafecas magdalena.rafecas at ific.uv.es
Tue Mar 20 15:56:52 CET 2007


PhD studentship in Electrical Engineering


Université de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, Canada.


A PhD studentship is now available at the Department of Electrical 
Engineering of the Université de Sherbrooke (Sherbrooke, Quebec/Canada).


The studentship will cover a bursary of 16 000 $can/year for two-year 
duration with possibilities of extension.


The PhD student will work in the area of Positron Emission Tomography 


The research project, leaded by Professor Rejean Fontaine, is a 
multidisciplinary project which focuses on developing harware and 
software approaches to improve the sensitivity of a PET scanner 
prototype developed at the Université of Sherbrooke.


The work will be conducted at the Université de Sherbrooke, but it will 
be also supervised by Dr. Magdalena Rafecas, from the Universitat de 
València, in Spain. A high level of interaction between Sherbrooke and 
Valencia is envisaged.


Graduation will take place at the Université de Sherbrooke.


Job description:


The successful applicant will work on an interdisciplinary, 
international project.


The primary focus of the work will be on characterizing the PET scanner 
behaviour at low energy thresholds by using Monte-Carlo techniques as 
well as real data.


He/she will be responsible for investigating those physical phenomena 
which may degrade PET image quality and which appear for low values of 
the low energy threshold, as detector scatter and the detection of 
accidental coincidences.


The candidate will be also expected to develop techniques to compensate 
for the image degradation effects-




We are looking for students who have successfully completed a Master 
degree in Physics or Engineering and who are willing to enrol the 
Electrical Engineering PhD Program of the Université de Sherbrooke. 
Candidates with interests and expertise spanning across the data 
analysis and Monte Carlo simulations are also encouraged to apply.


The nature of the work is primarily computational and analytical. Good 
programming skills and a strong background in particle Physics are 


Applicants should send a curriculum vitae, scholar resume, publication 
list, and statement of research interests, and should arrange to have 3 
letters of reference sent to the Institute.


Material can be submitted electronically as PDF or as MS-Word documents 
or as paper copies to:


Rejean.Fontaine at USherbrooke.ca and Magdalena.Rafecas at ific.uv.es 
<mailto:Magdalena.Rafecas at ific.uv.es>.

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