Radiation is crucial in modern healthcare. Radiation-based imaging techniques, such as x-ray imaging (including fluoroscopy and Computed Tomography), Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography (SPECT) and Positron Emission Tomography (PET) are crucial for diagnosis and for guiding therapies in various conditions like cancer, heart disease, and brain disorders. Further, radiation therapies constitute a vital part of medical practice, where precisely controlled doses of ionizing radiation are used to target and eradicate conditions like cancer.
With a great many opportunities for teaching and research in radiation-based healthcare technologies at the University of Twente, we have opened a vacancy for an Assistant Professor with a dominant teaching portfolio. The optimal candidate has a PhD in Radiation imaging or therapy and a Master degree in Technical Medicine, Biomedical Engineering or Applied Physics.
You will predominantly provide education in the Technical Medicine program. You have proficiency for teaching or will demonstrate the ability to develop proficiency in giving lectures, guiding practical and overseeing student projects. You will also guide clinical internships of Technical Medicine students. On the research side you will work in areas related to perfusion imaging using x-ray imaging. You should have the ambition of developing a research line submitting research proposals in cooperation with existing or new clinical partners, industry partners and other research groups.
University of Twente (UT)
- You are a creative and enthusiastic teacher and researcher with a PhD degree in radiation-based imaging or therapy methods. Work in perfusion imaging and/or development of phantoms is a plus;
- You have a Master degree in Technical Medicine, Biomedical Engineering or Applied Physics;
- You have a strong affinity for teaching, with experience in teaching via lectures and practicals. You enjoy interacting with students;
- You have a good track record of publishing in peer-reviewed journals;
- Experience with post-doctoral research in radiation-based methods in a hospital setting is a plus;
- You have excellent communication skills in Dutch and English, both written and spoken;
- You can work effectively both independently and as part of a multidisciplinary team.
Conditions of employment
- A full-time position initially for 1.5 years, with the intention for a contract extension for an indefinite period of time, and the flexibility to work (partially) from home;
- Your salary and associated conditions are in accordance with the collective labour agreement for Dutch universities (CAO-NU);
- You will receive a gross monthly salary ranging from € 4.332,- to € 5.929,- based on your experience;
- There are excellent benefits including a holiday allowance of 8% of the gross annual salary, an end-of-year bonus of 8.3%, and a solid pension scheme;
- A minimum of 232 leave hours in case of full-time employment based on a formal workweek of 38 hours. A full-time employment in practice means 40 hours a week, therefore resulting in 96 extra leave hours on an annual basis;
- Free access to sports facilities on campus;
- A family-friendly institution that offers parental leave (both paid and unpaid);
- Excellent career support and courses for your professional and personal development.
The Multi-Modality Medical Imaging (M3I) group headed by Prof. S. Manohar, works on developing new imaging technologies and approaches for diagnostics, therapy guidance and therapy evaluation. The technologies are intended to provide patient-oriented solutions, and the group has the ambition to develop into a hotbed of translational research. The novel technologies straddle most energy sources from light, to ultrasound, to x-rays. The education by M3I serves the curricula of Technical Medicine and Biomedical Engineering with in-depth teaching of imaging concepts. Staff of the group also supervise clinical internships in (university) medical centers.
Are you interested in this position? Please send your application via the 'Apply now' button below before 1 November 2023 and include CV, letter of motivation, contact details of at least three references, links to PhD thesis, to education given, and to scientific publications.