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Post-doc researcher for developing novel image technology and analysis methods


36 hours






Ziekenhuizen, Overige

In this position you will develop, in a team, novel imaging technology and analysis methods, mostly for various forms of CT imaging (CT, CBCT, spectral CT and we are considering preclinical phase-contrast x-ray imaging if we can obtain funding for this particular topic). The imaging information is either used as input for treatment planning and dose calculation, or for treatment verification purposes. You may be involved in working with images of cancer patients, or preclinical animals (rodents). Artificial intelligence methods such as deep learning will be a significant part of the projects. Your role will be to develop CT image analysis software for various purposes, help develop novel CT imaging equipment, perform dose calculations and conduct experiments. There will be close collaboration with partnering companies and hospitals in the research consortium.

The research division of Physics Research specializes in the combination of CT imaging, precision irradiation and radiation dose calculations, both for clinical and preclinical research. We work on several areas such as medical images, artificial intelligence, proton therapy and radiobiology studies. Our overall aim is to develop and translate technical research to a clinical setting.

We are looking for a post-doc researcher with a proven track record in radiation physics, radiation engineering, biomedical engineering or imaging science. Advanced computer programming skills are an absolute must. Ideally, you have knowledge of hardware system development. Our new team member should be a dynamic co-worker, have a strong PhD degree with an interest in biomedical research. You should be willing to work in a highly motivated team of physicists and physicians. Although you will work in a close team, you should also be able to work independently. You should be willing to relocate to the Maastricht region of the Netherlands (which is also close to Germany and Belgium).You are fluent in English (written and spoken, better than IELTS 7, or equivalent). Knowledge of the Dutch language is not a requirement, but acquiring a basic knowledge is encouraged.

We offer you a fulltime contract (36 hours/week) for an initial period of one year, which in case of a successful evaluation may be extended for several years. The Collective Labor Agreement for Hospitals (“CAO Ziekenhuizen”) applies. Your salary will be according to the salary scale FWG 60 (min. € 3.322,- max. € 4.798,- gross/month). Furthermore, you will receive a 8.33% holiday allowance and 8.33% end-of-year bonus. We invest in development of people and as such offer a wide range of options for personal development including hard- and soft skills courses. We invest in the employability and vitality of our employees and as part of this offer discounts on for example sport subscriptions. Applications from abroad may qualify for the advantageous 30% tax rule and a moving cost reimbursement. In case a residence/work permit is required, our HR department will assist with the application.

Further information about these positions will be gladly provided by Prof. Dr. Frank Verhaegen, head of Physics Research, by e-mail: or by calling: +31-88 4455792.

Interested in this position? You can apply until February 1st 2021 by uploading your motivation letter and curriculum vitae on our website (tab: ‘werken en leren’).

About Maastro: The internationally acclaimed state-of-the-art radiotherapy institute Maastro in Maastricht delivers cancer care in the Limburg region of the Netherlands, aiming to cure patients while preventing side effects of the provided treatments. With about 300 employees, we contribute to this endeavor; not only in patientcare, but also in research and business operations. We have started treating patients with proton therapy beginning 2019. Furthermore, we have well-established research groups and we work closely with Maastricht University and Maastricht University Hospital (MUMC+) in the fields of education, clinical and pre-clinical research. Does working in a dynamic and innovative organization appeal to you? Check our website and get in touch with us.