PhD position in Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) of skeletal muscle micro trauma

The MRI group of the departments of Biomedical Engineering & Physics and Radiology & Nuclear Medicine is hiring a PhD-student to develop advanced MRI techniques for imaging skeletal muscle trauma. Over the past decade the ...

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Arbeidsvoorwaarden

Standplaats:
Meibergdreef, Amsterdam, Noord-Holland
Dienstverband:
Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
Uren per week:
36 - 36 uur
Salarisindicatie:
€ 2266 - € 2903 per maand
Opleidingsniveau:
WO

Functieomschrijving

The MRI group of the departments of Biomedical Engineering & Physics and Radiology & Nuclear Medicine is hiring a PhD-student to develop advanced MRI techniques for imaging skeletal muscle trauma. Over the past decade the two departments have established an active collaboration in the field of musculoskeletal imaging. The PhD project involves the development and optimization of skeletal muscle Diffusion Tensor Imaging (DTI) for detection of micro trauma in athletes after hamstring injury and to translate this technique from a proof of concept setting towards clinical application. Fast imaging acquisition strategies will be developed to improve scan sensitivity and reduce scan times, which includes image acquisition and reconstruction. In addition, advanced data-analysis tool need to be developed to quantify these diffusion parameters in a robust and automated way.

Functie-eisen

We are looking for a candidate with an MSc degree in Biomedical Engineering, Biomedical Sciences, Physics or similar and with a keen interest in applying advanced techniques in medical research. We are looking for a positively minded scientist with verbal and written skills in English, motivated to learn new approaches and ready to work hard to build a scientific career. Knowledge and experience in pulse programming, reconstruction and post processing of MRI data is desirable, but not an exclusive requirement.

Conditions

Working at AMC means working in an inspiring and professional environment in which developing one`s talents and skills is encouraged. We offer:

  • a 4-year position as a PhD (“Onderzoeker in Opleiding”);

  • a salary in line with the Collective Labor Agreement for University Medical Centers in the Netherlands (CAO UMC). The gross monthly salary ranges from EUR 2,266.00 to EUR 2,903.00);

  • you will be employed by AMC Medical Research BV;

  • a range of added fringe benefits, such as an annual bonus of 8.3 %, holiday allowance, collective discounted rates for a number of insurances, an attractive bicycle scheme and/or public transport allowance, and free parking.

Additional information

If you wish to apply for this position, click on the ‘online application’ button. For more information, please contact Melissa Hooijmans (m.t.hooijmans@amc.uva.nl), Prof. Gustav Strijkers (g.j.strijkers@amc.uva.nl) or Dr. Aart Nederveen (a.j.nederveen@amc.uva.nl) by email.

We are looking forward to your application!

Bedrijfsomschrijving

The AMC is more than just a hospital. It is a world in which patient care, research and education are integrated, and in which people are always central. It is an academic world full of possibilities for talented individuals that are looking for a place where they can excel. Thinking big, daring to dream, cooperating internationally. And never letting yourself be put off by ‘It’s not possible’ or ’It won’t work anyway’. That is the AMC mentality.

We are equipped with several state-of-the-art 3.0 Tesla MRI scanners. The MRI research group offers a resourceful and stimulating scientific environment. The PhD project will be jointly supervised by experts in medical imaging (Prof. G. Strijkers, Dr. A. Nederveen, M. Hooijmans) as well as by clinical experts in the field of sports-related injury (prof. M. Maas, Dr. J. Tol).

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