We offer a position as an

Early Stage Researcher (M/F/D)

in the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network Project MENELAOSNT in the field


Compressive sensing and imaging using Ultrasound or THz (ESR10)

Ultrasonic and Terahertz (2D/3D) imaging is a promising subsurface sensing and imaging methodology with applications in medicine, non-invasive, non-destructing inspection including chemical substance characterization exploiting wavelength dependent signatures of different materials. In this project we aim to exploit the expertise in our network on compressive sensing and Ultrasonic/Terahertz sensing hardware design to develop innovative new sensing and imaging methodologies.

The successful candidate will be employed for a maximum period of three years full-time equivalent and receives a generous financial package plus an additional mobility and family allowance according to the rules for Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) in an EU Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions Innovative Training Networks (ITN). A career development plan will be prepared for each fellow in accordance with his/her supervisor and will include training, planned secondments and outreach activities in partner institutions of the network. The ESR fellows are supposed to complete their PhD thesis by the end of the 3rd year of their employment. For more information please visit the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions Innovative Training Networks website.


  • New sparsity-driven image formation methods for Ultrasonic and Terahertz imaging.
  • Compressive sensing information flow and integration methodologies for novel Ultrasonic or Terahertz sensors and systems.
  • Machine learning methods including dictionary learning in compressive Ultrasonic/Terahertz imaging.


  • Master of Science in Electrical Engineering, Electronics Technology, Electrical Engineering Technology, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Physics, Industrial Engineering, Information Technologies or related fields
  • ESRs must demonstrate that their ability to understand and express themselves in both written and spoken English is sufficiently high for them to derive the full benefit from the network training. Non-native English speakers are required to provide evidence of English language competency. (TOEFL … )


  • USI (ZESS), Siegen, Germany, and AMO GmbH, Aachen, Germany, 8 months, supervisors: Prof. Dr. O. Loffeld, Prof. Dr. Peter Haring Bolivar, Prof. Dr. M. Lemme with respect to Terahertz imaging and sensing including hardware design.
  • FHG (FHR), Wachtberg, Germany, 2 months, supervisor: Dr. S. Brüggenwirth, involving extending classical RF techniques and technologies into the Terahertz domain. USI’s involvement in this project will not just be limited to the secondment, but will continue throughout the project through remote collaboration. While USI (ZESS) approaches the problem using laser technologies, FHR’s approach is complementary. It will be very useful for the ESR to study this perspective as well through interaction with researchers at FHG (FHR).


The Weizmann Institute of Science is one of the world’s leading multidisciplinary basic research institutions in the natural and exact sciences. It is located in Rehovot, Israel, just south of Tel Aviv. It was initially established as the Daniel Sieff Institute in 1934, by Israel and Rebecca Sieff of London in memory of their son Daniel. In 1949, it was renamed for Dr. Chaim Weizmann, the first President of the State of Israel and Founder of the Institute. The Weizmann Institute of Science is one of the world’s leading basic research institutions. It is comprised of 250 experimental and theoretical research groups across five faculties— Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Mathematics and Computer Science, and Physics. Insights that emerge from its labs help provide a fundamental understanding of the human body and the universe, and lead to advances in medicine, technology, and the environment. This is science for the benefit of humanity at its best. Weizmann Institute scientists are credited with inventing amniocentesis, blockbuster drugs formultiple sclerosis, nano materials and compounds for industrial and medical uses, advanced computer technology, and breakthrough data-storage options. Scientists are investigating the intricacies of the immune system, breaking new ground in understanding rare genetic disorders, developing new breeds of plants, and elucidating physical properties of the universe.

The position will be located at

Weizmann Institute of Science
Herzl Street 234
7610001 Rehovot, Israel

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Yonina Eldar

Planned Recruitment date: 1st September 2020.
Eligibility Criteria and Mobility Rule

ESRs must, at the date of recruitment, be in the first four years (full-time equivalent research experience) of their research careers and have not been awarded a doctoral degree. Full-Time Equivalent Research Experience is measured from the date when the researcher obtained the first degree entitling him/her to embark on a doctorate (either in the country in which the degree was obtained or in the country in which the researcher is recruited), even if a doctorate was never started or envisaged. Researchers can be of any nationality.

ESRs must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country of the recruiting beneficiary for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately before the planned recruitment date. Compulsory national service, short stays such as holidays, and time spent as part of a procedure for obtaining refugee status under the Geneva Convention are not taken into account.