Ultrasound Postdoc position at Inserm TOURS


from November 10, 2017 to December 20, 2017

Ultrasound Postdoc position at Inserm TOURS Development of digital tools for nonlinear ultrasound phenomena

Development of digital tools for nonlinear ultrasound phenomena

Outstanding candidates are invited to apply for a postdoctoral research position in the laboratory

of Imaging and Ultrasound within Inserm research Unit U930 in Tours, France


As part of an ANR research project dealing with modeling the propagation of ultrasonic waves

in biological tissues, digital tools studying nonlinear ultrasound phenomena will be developed

for imaging and therapy applications.

A first code implemented in fortran has been developed to solve the nonlinear propagation

equation of ultrasound in 3 dimensions. This code is not suitable for cases taking into account

nonlinear effects during the propagation of very high intensity ultrasound.

The tasks of the candidate are as follows:

- Adapt the code in order to make it efficient to exploit more realistic cases (case of multielement

probes and arbitrarily defined protocols).

- Take into account the variations of the acoustic parameters in the propagating tissue.

- Optimize the code in order to improve its performance, especially the calculation time. Study

the possibilities of parallelizing the code and evaluate the feasibility and relevance of an

implementation on CPGPU architecture.

Qualifications: Ph.D. in the ultrasound or related field and a background in biomedical

research is desired. Must be willing to learn and implement new technologies.

Knowledge of fluid mechanics and associated modeling is highly desired.

The candidate must also be highly motivated, have excellent written and verbal communication

skills, and enthusiasm to work in a multi-disciplinary team.

The position is for a year and renewable for additional 1 year increments thereafter. Interested

candidates should send a curriculum vita, cover letter addressing current research interests and

dates of availability, and the names and contact information for three references via email to:

Ayache Bouakaz

Inserm U930