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Reference : UPR8001-KATGRE-007
Workplace : TOULOUSE
Date of publication : Wednesday, June 24, 2020
Type of Contract : FTC Scientist
Contract Period : 12 months
Expected date of employment : 1 October 2020
Proportion of work : Full time
Remuneration : between 2648 and 3054€ gross monthly depending on experience (with PhD)
Desired level of education : Engineer
Experience required : Indifferent
Context. The dielectric spectroscopy is an attractive characterization technique as intrinsically non-destructive and contactless. Consequently, the possible application areas of this technology are diverse, from biology for non-invasive detection of cancer, to agriculture with, for example, the analysis of the moisture content of granular compounds.
Abstract: The Post-Doctoral Fellowship, conducted within a national project, in partnership with industrials of the South-West region of France, is focused on the development of a new radiofrequency (RF – microwave range) dielectric spectroscopy instrumentation dedicated to the analysis of targeted agricultural entities. It consists in continuing the development and optimization of a radiofrequency detection device, to be fitted with the objects to evaluate, the development of metrology, followed by the validation of instrument operation in laboratory conditions and in real situations.
This project combines interdisciplinary skills in the areas of radiofrequency (microwave electromagnetic modeling), instrumentation (acquisition and processing of signals / RF parameters) and agriculture (biological entities to be analyzed) to develop a functional system. It will be evaluated in lab and also in real condition.
- optimization of a radiofrequency sensing device
- microwave measurements and characterizations
- modification of the RF metrology to best adapt to the biological entity to be probed
- evaluation of RF instrumentation in the laboratory
- evaluation of RF instrumentation in breeding
Profile : The candidate should present an electrical engineering or physical background, with a strong interest in interdisciplinary researchs. A good expertise in radiofrequencies and microwaves is highly recommended.
Location : LAAS-CNRS, MH2F team, Toulouse, France. The High Frequency and Fluidic Micro nanosystems team -MH2F- is located at LAAS in Toulouse, a CNRS laboratory, which has one of the 5 major micro- and nano-technologies clean room of France. Its expertise covers the miniaturization of RF systems as well as the operation of RF signals for new biological assay systems at the cellular and molecular level. The team is strongly involved in the committee dedicated to "Biological Effect and Medical Applications of RF and Microwave" of IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society. The technical skills of members MH2F team cover the fields of design and RF metrology as well as of micro and nanotechnologies.
Constraints and risks
Should not be afraid to make non-invasive radio frequency measurements on animals. Do not be allergic to animals.
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