Research Software Engineer/ Scientist
The TechMed Centre at the University of Twente is looking for a Research Software Engineer / Scientist (0.6 – 1.0 fte) with advanced programming skills, and an interest in Medical Imaging Research and biomedical computing, who helps to further develop and manage our XNAT environment.
You will mainly be working in a multidisciplinary team which provides assistance to research groups, teachers and students located at the faculties of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science (EEMCS) and Science and Technology (S&T). Both faculties have research groups in the Health Domain that work with Imaging Data. These groups use mathematics, electronics and computer technology to conduct their pioneering research. The researchers often work together with industrial partners and other researchers, in both the Netherlands and abroad. Examples of research groups are:
- Robotics and Mechatronics
- Mathematics of Imaging and AI
- Magnetic Detection and Imaging
- Multi-Modality Medical Imaging
- Biomedical Photonic Imaging
The TechMed Research Support Team will be your partner in coordinating your tasks.
The research projects are carried out in cooperation with the Technical Medical (TechMed) Centre institute. TechMed Centre is a leading Innovation Hub impacting healthcare by excellent research, innovation and educational programs. It is equipped with state-of-the-art infrastructure, ranging from research labs, preclinical testbeds and simulated hospital environments. Alongside these facilities the TechMed Centre, in cooperation with the centralised IT department LISA, hosts their own Imaging Data Storage Solution called “XNAT”.
You will work with main research software such as the XNAT platform (eXtensible Neuroimaging Archive Toolkit) and R. The work will focus on the following areas:
- Data Science: You will use the platform for analyses of clinical image data (DICOM), advanced imaging processing and integration with other medical data such as radiology reports
- Software development: You will work on the enhancement of the open source software which XNAT is. You will create associated tools in the lT landscape of which XNAT is the main component, combined with for example CTP (ClinicalTrialProcessor).
- System management: Oversight of the Medical Imaging Research landscape, including 3 XNAT instances (2x production / live databases, 1x test instance)
- Network management: Configure network parameters to ensure correct and safe networking between devices and servers.
- Full DICOM integration and anonymization; import data and keep personal information out
- Integrated search and reporting: report on image and clinical or psychometric data together
- Pipeline processing and specific analyses using a Java-based framework in XNAT, Python or R
- Modular extensibility: expand capabilities of XNAT
- Managing all data in line with researchers needs and according to UT-policy including FAIR-principles
External coordination / collaboration
- Collaboration with the core XNAT development team (Washington University)
- Collaboration with the international XNAT open source developer community
- Collaboration with partners in medical imaging research (University Medical Centres, etc.)
Information and application
If you have any questions please contact Henk Swaters (email@example.com, tel:+31 (0)53 489 4987) or Krijn Tiek (TechMed Centre, firstname.lastname@example.org, tel: +31 (0)53 489 5789).
We would like to invite you to send your application before the 28th of September via the 'Apply now' button, and include:
- your curriculum vitae
- your research and publications, if you have (co-)authored any
- your programming portfolio, if you wish to prove your skill
About the organization
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.