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Assistant professor Magnetic Detection & Imaging (full-time)

For the research program on medical applications for magnetic nanoparticles we are searching for an Assistant Professor in medical applications for magnetic …

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Arbeidsvoorwaarden

Standplaats:
Drienerlolaan, Enschede, Overijssel
Dienstverband:
Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
Uren per week:
38 - 38 uur
Salarisindicatie:
€ 3545 - € 5513 per maand
Opleidingsniveau:
Postdoctoraal

Functieomschrijving

For the research program on medical applications for magnetic nanoparticles we are searching for an Assistant Professor in medical applications for magnetic nano-particles in the group on Magnetic Detection & Imaging (MD&I), in the faculty of science and technology (TNW) of the University of Twente (https://www.utwente.nl/en/tnw/mdi/).

To realize novel applications for magnetic detection in clinical applications, we developed in our MD&I group a research line around the novel technique “DiffMag”. Important for this route is:

  • The magnetic fields are much (~1000x) smaller than in regular clinical MRI at 1.5 or 3 tesla.
  • Related research areas are MRI at ultra-low magnetic fields, Magnetic Particle Imaging (MPI), Magnetic Particle Spectroscopy (MPS), magnetic hyperthermia and the research on magnetic particle sensing in ex vivo applications (Lab-on-a-chip)
  • The present prototype instrument uses iron-oxide based magnetic particles where the crucial nonlinear magnetic properties of these particles occur only in a limited frequency range (<10 kHz)
  • DiffMag uses the non-linear magnetic properties of iron-oxide particles to recognize small amounts of these particles (<1 mg in large amounts of diamagnetic tissue >1 kg).
  • Perspective clinical issues are the possible combinations with other patient diagnosis techniques like MRI, fluorescent techniques and ultrasound.

Functie-eisen

Requirements Candidates should have a PhD in a relevant disciple in engineering science or a technical discipline with a relation with the medical field. The candidate has a record of peer reviewed publications in high quality scientific journals and demonstrated ability to acquire external funding. In addition to research, the candidate is expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses for students in biomedical engineering and technical medicine. Good communication skills are essential.

For the application procedure we are particularly interested in your ambitions and plans to work in this specific position in our MD&I team and what the plans, skills and experiences are that you can add to our team in this special position. In particular when it will be transferred to a permanent academic position in our MD&I group at the UT.

INFORMATION AND APPLICATION

Information and application For information please contact Prof.dr.ir. B. ten Haken, Magnetic Detection & Imaging group (tel. + 31 53 4892158, b.tenhaken@utwente.nl).

Applications, including a CV and recommendation letters should be uploaded via the application link below. Review of candidates will continue until the position has been filled.

Arbeidsvoorwaarden

You will be appointed in the Faculty of Science & Technology in the position of assistant professor for a period of two years. At the end of this period we aim to transfer this fixed term position into a permanent staff-member (UD) in our MD&I group at the UT. For this step it is important that the candidate develops a private housing condition, near the UT, which is located at the east side of the Netherlands.

The terms of employment are in accordance with the Dutch Collective Labour Agreement for Universities (CAO). Depending on relevant background and experience, the gross monthly salary on a full time basis at the start of your appointment will range between € 3.545,- to € 5.513,- gross per month . Your starting salary may vary, depending on your background. Employees are also entitled to a holiday allowance of 8% of the gross annual salary and a year-end bonus of 8.3%.

We offer you a very stimulating scientific environment with good possibilities for further development. Furthermore, we offer other excellent terms of employment, such as professional and personal development programs, a dynamic environment with enthusiastic colleagues in an organization in which internationalization is an important part of the strategic agenda. A high degree of responsibility and independence, while collaborating with close colleagues, researchers and other university staff is strongly encouraged.

We place this research in an academic environment where we mainly educate the students on MRI and Magnetic Materials for clinical applications. The most important academic programs for this are Biomedical Engineering (BME) and Technical Medicine (TM). BME related research and education is found all over the world. The course on TM is worldwide unique with an education path that is heavily placed in the clinic and leads to a unique status, where our graduates are legally covered to treat patients in their own responsibility. This peculiar legislation in the Dutch law gives our TM-graduates in NL a better position to treat patients with novel technology than a classical Medical Doctor (MD). The UT offers a dynamic research environment with a clear ambition to prepare our students to work in a multi-disciplinary field on the interface between technology and clinical developments.

An important challenge for the future is the further co-development of the education lines in TM & BME to help our students to start their individual career matching their specific needs, talents and ambition. The UT will offer you a dedicated training in research and academic teaching. For the first 3 years we place this position in our present collaboration with the Fachhochschule Münster (FHM) in the new research and development program in the EU-Intereg Framework. In this project we aim to investigate our DiffMag technique in combination with the fluorescent techniques available at the FHM. After this first contract we aim to transfer this fixed term position into a permanent staff-member (UD) in our MD&I group at the UT. For this step it is important that the candidate develops a private housing condition, near the UT, which is located at the east side of the Netherlands.