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Ph.D. Positions in Neurophysiological Interfaces and X-ray Bio-imagining Diagnostic Tools
Lakehead University


Date Posted Aug. 25, 2020
Title Ph.D. Positions in Neurophysiological Interfaces and X-ray Bio-imagining Diagnostic Tools
University Lakehead University
Thunder Bay, ON, Canada
Department Electrical Engineering
Application Deadline until filled
Position Start Date Sep. 1, 2020
 
 
  • Graduate Student
  • Electrical and/or Electronics
    Bioengineering (all Bio-related fields)
 
 

Ph.D. positions in Electrical Engineering are immediately available within the joint research group of Dr. Mohamed Aly Saad Aly and Dr. Salama Ikki. The location of the student will be at Lakehead University, Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada.

There are three assigned projects for these positions:
1. Neurophysiological Interfaces a. This project will focus in designing, modeling, analyzing, fabricating and testing microelectrodes to be used as a neurophysiological interface and neurological diagnostic tool to study and investigate the behavior and functions of neural cells in efforts to detect and further study nervous system diseases. b. The preferred qualifications include: i. Background in micro-fabrication and cleanroom environment ii. Background in MEMs Finite element analysis (FEA) iii. Previous knowledge of neurobiology or interest in gaining the knowledge iv. Background in cell culture is a plus

2. X-ray bio-imagining a. This project will focus on enhancing the quality of the image in X-ray based bio-imaging diagnostic tools such as X-ray cinefluorographic systems (C-Arm and U-Arm). This will target the X-ray generation and detection as well as the signal processing stages of the captured image. b. The preferred qualifications include: i. Background in micro-fabrication and cleanroom environment ii. Background in X-ray bio-imaging and image processing iii. Strong background in electronics iv. Experience in Electronics/circuits design/simulation packages

3. Cell lysis and DNA extraction
Skills and conditions:
1. Students must have solid experience in using COMSOL and/or ANSYS
2. Previous knowledge about velocity, pressure and stress simulation of fluid flowing (in porous medium) is a plus.
3. Previous knowledge about image (e.g. Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) images) analysis software such as ImageJ is a plus.

The research focus on how the outer membrane of cells in suspension flowing in a tight pores of monolithic porous medium be mechanically sheared. Image processing of SEM image using ImageJ is first used. Flow velocity, pressure and stress simulation is then carried out using ANSYS or COMSOL.

Applicants are required to send the following to Dr. Mohamed Aly Saad Aly at malysaadaly@gmail.com.

  • Undergraduate and graduate transcripts
  • CV that includes education, experience, list of publications and names and emails of references

If you have questions regarding these positions, you can contact Dr. Mohamed Aly Saad Aly at malysaadaly@gmail.com

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. All positions are subject to budgetary approval.

About Lakehead University
Dynamic, modern, and highly learner-centred, we acknowledge all of our students as valued leaders of tomorrow, whose education and success are most paramount to our institution. Both campuses in Thunder Bay and Orillia promise the total university experience: a blend of academic excellence and opportunity with a rich variety of social and recreational activities. We also promise excellence in research; Lakehead is the proud host to nine Canada Research Chairs and revolutionary facilities such as our world-renowned Paleo-DNA Laboratory and our Biorefining Research Institute.


  • Lakehead University is strongly committed to fostering diversity within its community as a source of excellence, cultural enrichment, and social strength. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the ON Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.


 
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Contact Information

 
  • Dr. Salama Ikki
    Electrical Engineering
    Lakehead University
    Thunder Bay, ON
    Canada
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