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Assistant Professor of x-ray imaging

Assistant Professor of x-ray imaging

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Key takeaways

  • Hours 40 hr.
  • Salary indication € 3,812 - € 5,943
  • Deadline 7 Jul 2022

X-ray imaging is the workhorse of any radiology department. The ease of use of radiography and mammography make them the most common medical imaging tests around the world. Fluoroscopy and interventional radiology systems play a key role in the diagnosis and treatment of various pathologies. Finally, computed tomography (CT) has revolutionized medicine over the last 40 years, and its role in the diagnosis and prognosis of pathologies continues to grow.

The Multi-Modality Medical Imaging (M3I) group headed by Prof. S. Manohar, has established a new chair with Prof. I. Sechopoulos on advanced x-ray imaging with the aim of developing and optimizing x-ray imaging technology. The focus of this group will be tomographic breast x-ray imaging, especially developing their capabilities to perform functional imaging and investigating opportunities to integrate them with other modalities. Advances in x-ray sources, detectors, and especially computer power have brought about new possibilities for x-ray imaging technology. We seek to develop methods and algorithms that allow for dynamic x-ray quantitative imaging and the tools needed to validate them, including computer simulations, and digital and physical phantoms. Close collaboration with clinical partners, especially Radboudumc, as well as with a broad network of industry partners and other research labs around the world is already in place. These collaborations will continue to play a key role in the research performed by the group.

The successful applicant will work with Prof. Sechopoulos and oversee the establishment of a growing and dynamic group of post-docs, PhD candidates, and Master’s students, lead the research effort, seek extramural funding, and coordinate and be involved in the teaching of x-ray imaging to Biomedical Engineering and Technical Medicine students. You should have the ambition of establishing an independent research lab, bring in new research and development ideas, develop new contacts with the hospitals in the Twente region, and work with a dynamic and interdisciplinary group of collaborators and lab members.

Your profile

  • You should be a creative and enthusiastic researcher with a PhD degree in medical physics, physics, biomedical engineering, or similar, and a good track record of publishing.
  • You should have an affinity for teaching, with experience in teaching via lectures and practicals, and are willing to take the University Teaching Qualification.
  • Experience with post-doctoral research in x-ray medical physics, or similar, is required.
  • Excellent communication skills in English, both written and spoken.
  • Experience in image formation and/or analysis development.
  • Experience in AI methods is a plus.
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a multidisciplinary team.

Our offer

We offer an excellent and stimulating scientific and educational environment with an attractive campus and plenty of facilities for sports and leisure. On the campus, there are plenty of possibilities for interdisciplinary collaborations.

  • A structural position as assistant professor, starting with a temporary appointment with the prospect of a permanent position after a positive evaluation 18 months after appointment.
  • The terms of employment are in accordance with the Dutch Collective Labour Agreement for Universities (CAO), and include:

- A starting salary from € 3.812 (scale 11) to € 5.943 (scale 12) gross per month, based on relevant work experience.
- A holiday allowance of 8% of the gross annual salary and a year-end bonus of 8.3%.
- A minimum of 29 leave days in case of fulltime employment based on a formal workweek of 38 hours.
- A fulltime employment in practice means 40 hours a week, therefore resulting in 96 extra leave hours on an annual basis.
- Professional and personal development programs.
- A solid pension scheme
- The 30% ruling might be applicable, which can result in max 30% of the gross salary as a tax-free cost allowance

Information and application

The following should be included in your application addressed to Prof. S. Manohar and Prof. I. Sechopoulos: CV, letter of motivation, contact details of at least three references, and reprints or, preferably, links to your PhD thesis and scientific publications in English that you have written.

Additional information about the vacancy can be obtained from Prof. I. Sechopoulos <i.sechopoulos@utwente.nl>.

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The Faculty of Science & Technology (Technische Natuurwetenschappen, TNW) engages some 700 staff members and 2000 students in education and research on the cutting edge of chemical technology, applied physics and biomedical technology. Our fields of application include sustainable energy, process technology and materials science, nanotechnology and technical medicine. As part of a people-first tech university that aims to shape society, individuals and connections, our faculty works together intensively with industrial partners and researchers in the Netherlands and abroad, and conducts extensive research for external commissioning parties and funders. Our research has a high profile both in the Netherlands and internationally and is strengthened by the many young researchers working on innovative projects with as doctoral candidates and post-docs. It has been accommodated in three multidisciplinary UT research institutes: Mesa+ Institute, TechMed Centre and Digital Society Institute.

As an employer, the TNW Faculty offers jobs that matter. We equip you as a staff member to shape new opportunities both for yourself and for our society. With our Faculty, you will be part of a leading tech university that is changing our world for the better. We offer an open, inclusive and entrepreneurial climate, in which we encourage you to make healthy choices, for example, with our flexible, customisable conditions.

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The Faculty of Science & Technology (Technische Natuurwetenschappen, TNW) engages some 700 staff members and 2000 students in education and research on the cutting edge of chemical technology, applied physics and biomedical technology. Our fields of application include sustainable energy, process technology and materials science, nanotechnology and technical medicine. As part of a people-first tech university that aims to shape society, individuals and connections, our faculty works together intensively with industrial partners and researchers in the Netherlands and abroad, and conducts extensive research for external commissioning parties and funders. Our research has a high profile both in the Netherlands and internationally and is strengthened by the many young researchers working on innovative projects with as doctoral candidates and post-docs. It has been accommodated in three multidisciplinary UT research institutes: Mesa+ Institute, TechMed Centre and Digital Society Institute.

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Sechopoulos, I. (Ioannis)

Sechopoulos, I. (Ioannis)
Professor of Advanced X-ray Imaging Systems

Sechopoulos, I. (Ioannis)
Professor of Advanced X-ray Imaging Systems

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