Postdoc Photon-counting X-ray and gamma-ray detectors for medical imaging

Postdoc Photon-counting X-ray and gamma-ray detectors for medical imaging

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22 Dec 5 Feb Delft
As a Postdoc at TU Delft, you will develop a new type of radiation detector that opens up new possibilities for the image-guided treatment of cancer.

Job description

C-arm X-ray imaging is the dominant imaging modality in interventional procedures. Unfortunately, C-arms lack the rich information provided by diagnostic hybrid scanners such as PET/CT and SPECT/CT, which hinders image-guided interventions from becoming more efficient and effective. As a Postdoc within the section Medical Physics & Technology of TU Delft (www.rst.tudelft.nl/mpt), you will develop a novel detector technology that uses new scintillation materials, solid-state light sensing technology, high-bandwidth readout electronics, and real-time signal processing. These new detectors will enable the simultaneous detection of X-ray and gamma-ray photons, opening up the possibility of developing C-arms with combined X-ray and nuclear imaging capability.

MPT's mission is to develop better technologies for the personalized diagnosis and treatment of disease, focusing on radiation-based approaches in medical imaging, radiation oncology, and image-guided interventions. We execute this project as a partner in the IMAGIO consortium, which recently secured funding from the EU Innovative Health Initiative to develop novel imaging and advanced guidance solutions in interventional oncology.

You will collaborate with industrial and clinical partners, including Philips and UMC Utrecht. Your research work will entail a mix of theoretical modelling and experimentation and is expected to result in detector prototypes that can be tested under clinically representative conditions. This project gives you the opportunity to contribute to the development of an innovative detector technology that can be integrated into existing infrastructure and used in a wide range of clinical applications. 

Specifications

Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)

Requirements

We are looking for enthusiastic and creative scientists who are motivated to push the limits in medical imaging instrumentation. You will be based at the section Medical Physics and Technology (MP&T) at the Radiation Science & Technology (RST) department of the Faculty of Applied Sciences of Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) and work closely together with colleagues from the industrial and clinical partners involved in the IMAGIO project.

Applicants must have a PhD in Physics or similar discipline. We are looking for candidates with a proven track record in experimental physics, instrumentation development, data acquisition, and signal processing. Experience in topics directly relevant to the project, such as ionizing radiation physics, radiation detection technology, analog and digital electronics, etc., is a plus.

Good communication skills and excellent English are required. You should possess a pro-active, independent, problem-solving, and result-oriented work attitude. Successful candidates are expected to publish their results in peer-reviewed scientific journals and actively participate in international conferences. 

Conditions of employment

Fixed-term contract: 36 months.

Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities. The TU Delft offers a customisable compensation package, a discount on health insurance and sport memberships, and a monthly work costs contribution. Flexible work schedules can be arranged.

For international applicants we offer the Coming to Delft Service and Partner Career Advice to assist you with your relocation. An International Children's Centre offers childcare and there is an international primary school.

Employer

Delft University of Technology

Delft University of Technology is built on strong foundations. As creators of the world-famous Dutch waterworks and pioneers in biotech, TU Delft is a top international university combining science, engineering and design. It delivers world class results in education, research and innovation to address challenges in the areas of energy, climate, mobility, health and digital society. For generations, our engineers have proven to be entrepreneurial problem-solvers, both in business and in a social context.

At TU Delft we embrace diversity as one of our core values and we actively engage to be a university where you feel at home and can flourish. We value different perspectives and qualities. We believe this makes our work more innovative, the TU Delft community more vibrant and the world more just. Together, we imagine, invent and create solutions using technology to have a positive impact on a global scale. That is why we invite you to apply. Your application will receive fair consideration.

Challenge. Change. Impact!

Department

Faculty Applied Sciences

With more than 1,000 employees, including 135 pioneering principal investigators, as well as a population of about 3,400 passionate students, the Faculty of Applied Sciences is an inspiring scientific ecosystem. Focusing on key enabling technologies, such as quantum- and nanotechnology, photonics, biotechnology, synthetic biology and materials for energy storage and conversion, our faculty aims to provide solutions to important problems of the 21st century. To that end, we train students in broad Bachelor's and specialist Master's programmes with a strong research component. Our scientists conduct ground-breaking fundamental and applied research in the fields of Life and Health Science & Technology, Nanoscience, Chemical Engineering, Radiation Science & Technology, and Engineering Physics. We are also training the next generation of high school teachers and science communicators.

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Additional information

For more information about this vacancy, please contact Dr. Dennis R. Schaart, Head of Medical Physics & Technology, TU Delft (d.r.schaart@tudelft.nl).  

For information about the application procedure, please contact Mrs Anouk Nieuwesteeg (a.m.nieuwesteeg@tudelft.nl).     

Specifications

  • Postdoc
  • Health
  • max. 38 hours per week
  • €2960—€4670 per month
  • University graduate
  • TUD03276

Employer

Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)

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Application procedure

Are you interested in this vacancy? 

To apply, please submit a letter of application, a detailed CV, transcripts of diplomas, and names and contact details of references before 6 February 2023. Foreign applicants are asked to provide their TOEFL iBT or IELTS test scores. 

  • A pre-employment screening can be part of the selection procedure.
  • Applying for an exemption for specific research and educational areas is an obligatory part of the selection procedure for this vacancy. This exemption must be obtained from the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science (OCW) before an employment contract is agreed upon. Click here for more information.
  • You can apply online. We will not process applications sent by email and/or post.
  • Acquisition in response to this vacancy is not appreciated.

Application procedure

Application procedure

Are you interested in this vacancy? 

To apply, please submit a letter of application, a detailed CV, transcripts of diplomas, and names and contact details of references before 6 February 2023. Foreign applicants are asked to provide their TOEFL iBT or IELTS test scores. 

  • A pre-employment screening can be part of the selection procedure.
  • Applying for an exemption for specific research and educational areas is an obligatory part of the selection procedure for this vacancy. This exemption must be obtained from the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science (OCW) before an employment contract is agreed upon. Click here for more information.
  • You can apply online. We will not process applications sent by email and/or post.
  • Acquisition in response to this vacancy is not appreciated.

Make sure to apply no later than 5 Feb 2023 23:59 (Europe/Amsterdam).