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Postdoc High Precision PET/SPECT Cancer Therapy Imaging

Recently introduced PET and SPECT tracers targeting cancer-associated fibroblasts (e.g. FAPI tracers) show unprecedentedly high tumor-to-background ratios for …

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Arbeidsvoorwaarden

Standplaats:
Mekelweg, Delft, Zuid-Holland
Dienstverband:
Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
Uren per week:
38 - 38 uur
Salarisindicatie:
€ 2790 - € 4402 per maand
Opleidingsniveau:
Postdoctoraal

Functieomschrijving

Recently introduced PET and SPECT tracers targeting cancer-associated fibroblasts (e.g. FAPI tracers) show unprecedentedly high tumor-to-background ratios for a wide variety of tumors. In a collaborative project with Erasmus MC we will develop tools for high precision imaging of FAP-targeting compounds labeled with radionuclides that can destroy cancer cells. The novel tracers will be tested in mice as well as in human tissue samples. To this end, the postdoc will

(i) enhance quantitative accuracy of a PET/SPECT/optical/CT mouse imaging device by improving image reconstruction methods, and

(ii) develop nuclear microscopy of human tissue samples by advanced reconstruction methods and collimation.

Department
The department of Radiation Science & Technology has unique expertise in using ionizing radiation such as positrons and neutrons for research and education. We have direct access to our 2.3 MW nuclear research reactor equipped with advanced beam-line instruments, irradiation facilities and radiological laboratories, and to the Holland Particle Therapy Center including the proton beam research bunker. Our research focuses on materials science with emphasis on energy conversion and storage, health technology for imaging and diagnostics, radionuclide therapy and proton therapy. Innovative and sustainable nuclear energy is part of our portfolio as well. The department provides education to students in the fields of physics, chemistry and biomedical sciences. It counts about 20 PI’s, 20 support staff and 70 PhD students and postdocs.

Functie-eisen

The applicant should have a degree in physics, mathematics or engineering and a relevant PhD in imaging. Experience in conducting imaging experiments and advanced image processing & reconstruction is highly preferred. The candidate will work in a highly multi-disciplinary team of biologists, chemists, biomedical engineers and physicists from TU Delft and Erasmus MC.

Conditions

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.

Additional information

For information about this vacancy, you can contact M.C. Goorden, Assistant Professor, email: m.c.goorden@tudelft.nl, tel: 015-2786007.

For more information about the project please visit: https://convergence.healthandtechnology.nl. You can also apply via this website: https://convergence.healthandtechnology.nl/square/position/47.