PhD-candidate, Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences / Dept. Radiology MUMC+

PhD-candidate, Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences / Dept. Radiology MUMC+

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22 Mar 5 Apr Maastricht

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PhD Forensic Radiology, the value of medical imaging in forensic examinations.

Job description

We invite applications for a PhD position at the Department of Radiology of the Maastricht University Medical Center (MUMC+). The researcher will participate in a multi-center study into the value and optimal application of forensic radiology in (potential) criminal investigation and prosecution. This study is a collaboration between the national police force, the public prosecutors, the public health organization and the Netherlands Forensic Institute (NFI). The position is embedded in the MUMC+. The Unit Forensic Radiology of the MUMC+ provides forensic radiology services and performs research in this field.


Maastricht University (UM)


We are looking for a candidate with a University Master degree in forensic science, biomedical science or medicine or another related field. Experience with medical imaging or forensic examinations is an advantage, but not a must.

The candidate must be self-driven, results-oriented with a positive outlook, and a clear focus on high quality research. You are a highly motivated team player with good social skills. You like to work in an interdisciplinary environment and you are fluent in English.

Conditions of employment

Fixed-term contract: 4 years.

Temporary employment for 4 years. The first year will be a probation period, after a positive assessment the position will be extended for another 3 years, which happens in the vast majority of cases.

Your salary would be € 2.395,- gross per month in the first year up to € 3.061,- gross per month in the fourth year according to the PhD-candidate salary scale. Each year an evaluation will take place.

The terms of employment of Maastricht University are set out in the Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities (CAO). Furthermore, local UM provisions also apply. For more information look at the website > Support > UM employees.


Maastricht University

Maastricht University is renowned for its unique, innovative, problem-based learning system, which is characterized by a small-scale and student-oriented approach. Research at UM is characterized by a multidisciplinary and thematic approach, and is concentrated in research institutes and schools. Maastricht University has around 20,000 students and 4,700 employees. Reflecting the university's strong international profile, a fair amount of both students and staff are from abroad. The university hosts 6 faculties: Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences, Faculty of Law, School of Business and Economics, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience.


The Department of Radiology

The Department of Radiology provides radiology services for the Maastricht University Medical Center and for the Maastricht area. The Department has a large research program. The Unit Forensic Radiology has been established as a subunit of the Department of Radiology and provides forensic radiology services for all police departments of the Netherlands. The Unit performs research in this field, embedded in the research program of the Department of Radiology


  • PhD; Research, development, innovation; PhD scholarship
  • Health
  • max. 38 hours per week
  • €2395—€3061 per month
  • University graduate
  • AT2021.94


Maastricht University (UM)

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