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Kortrijk, BE

Date: 
Job ID:  365

Internship: Virtual Dermatology Pipeline Validation

Barco designs technology that makes everyday life a little better. Seeing beyond the image, we develop sight, sound, and sharing solutions to help you work together, share insights, and wow audiences. Our focus is on three core markets: Enterprise (from meeting and control rooms to corporate spaces), Healthcare (from the radiology department to the operating room), and Entertainment (from movie theaters to live events and attractions). With a team of over 3,600 employees, located all around the globe, we realized sales of 1,082.6 million euro in 2019. 

Background of Barco Healthcare

 

Barco develops high-precision medical display systems to bring enhanced visualization and diagnosis across the healthcare enterprise, including radiology, mammography, surgery, pathology, clinical review imaging and dentistry. Barco's full line of color and grayscale diagnostic displays, display controllers and softcopy Quality Assurance (QA) tools facilitate confident diagnoses while guaranteeing perfect image quality over time and across displays. Next to this Barco is also an important player in the Digital Operating Room market with the Barco NEXXIS platform, a unique image management solution that builds on the IP network to ensure complete integration of all devices in and beyond the operating room. 

 

Function

 

Clinical trials are essential to ensuring the safety and efficacy of a product before its release into the world. But they are often expensive and time consuming. Virtual Clinical Trials (VCTs) involve simulating the clinical trial process from start to finish. This allows for greater flexibiity and variability in the tests performed, and can significantly reduce the number of clinical trials required. Barco is currently working on a VCT pipeline for dermatology (VCT-Derma) 

 

The VCT-Derma pipeline includes a model of the skin (the patient), the device (the dermatoscope), and the observer (the dermatologist). There are various parameters in the skin and device models that control the type of lesion, the optical stack of the device, dermascopic feature strength etc. Finding the right set of parameter values that reflect real world lesion and device behaviour is crucial. 

 

Key responsibilities

 

  • You will have to develop necessary tests to optimise and validate components of the pipeline that have been implemented thus far
  • You will have to suggest possible improvements based on the results of such validation
  • You will also be fully integrated into the R&D team and will contribute actively to the further development of the VCT-Derma pipeline

 

Qualifications

 

  • You have knowledge of Python 

  • You have experience with scripting and automation 

  • It's nice if you are interested in 3D modelling (Blender)  

  • You have an open and enthusiastic attitude 

  • You are creative 

  • You have an analytical and methodical thinking and way of working 

  • You can write and speak English 

 

About internships at Barco

 

  • The Technology and Innovation group of Barco Healthcare specialises in designing, testing and validating new display technologies and imaging system components specifically for life-critical healthcare applications. 
  • Internships within the Technology and Innovation group consist of 3 to 6 months working fulltime in the lab environment, interacting with the multi-national, multi-disciplinary R&D teams. 
  • During your internship you will be guided by our engineers who are world-experts in the field of medical display image quality. You will have the possibility to work together with them to bring the future to today’s medical imaging technology. 
  • You will also have the opportunity to contribute to cutting edge research by applying your technical knowledge, and you will have ample opportunity and support for developing your industrial writing and presentation skills. 
  • We are a lively and international group, including nationalities from Europe and around the world. Our past interns have come from a variety of countries, including students from Belgium, France, Spain, Turkey, Italy, Lithuania and even Indonesia.