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Medical Imaging Data Analysis Expert

DepartmentNucleaire Geneeskunde & Moleculaire Beeldvorming
Work locationGroningen
Apply no later than31 January 2021

Working environment

With approximately 1.300 beds and 13.000 employees, the University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG) is the second largest hospital in the Netherlands. The UMCG is the result of the amalgamation of the University Hospital and the Faculty of Medical Sciences of the University of Groningen (Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, RUG). The University of Groningen is a top-100 university in all international rankings. The UMCG is an exciting working place, where patient care, teaching, training and research are highly interconnected. The UMCG foresees a crucial role for molecular diagnostics, both for patient care and for research. One of the strategic research priorities of the UMCG is innovative diagnostics and therapy, with a special focus on nuclear medicine and molecular imaging.

The MIC, consisting of the department of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging and the department of Radiology, is a core facility within the UMCG. The MIC consists of more than 330 employees (Radiology: ca. 250, Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging: ca. 80) and more than 80 PhD students. The MIC conducts high quality patient care and innovative research and provides high level training and education. Advanced molecular imaging techniques are not only used for diagnostics and therapy evaluation in patient care, but also for fundamental and innovative research of metabolic processes within the human body and for drug research. In addition, the MIC performs preclinical studies and validation studies in healthy volunteers. The MIC also has a strong track record on the development of new tracers and imaging methods in an integral chain from “bench to bedside”.

The MIC has a multidisciplinary team of experts, encompassing nuclear medicine physicians, radiologists, medical physicists, radiochemists, pharmacists, biologists, technicians, amongst others, that all collaborate to further develop and improve molecular imaging and therapy. To facilitate this goal, the MIC has state-of-the-art imaging equipment, research and production laboratories and a new small animal imaging facility. Knowledge sharing and collaboration within the MIC and with other clinical departments within the UMCG is vital to our success.

Job description

To support contact research projects and academic research, the Medical Imaging Center (MIC) has implemented the Project Management Office. To strengthen this team, we are searching for a candidate that can perform (advanced) analyses of imaging data (mainly PET and MRI) for contract research studies. Contract research studies are usually performed for pharmaceutical industries in collaboration with a contract research organization in the proximity of the UMCG. Obviously, high data management standards are essential for these activities. Another important task for the candidate will be to support academic researchers with questions about data analysis, statistics and data management. If necessary, the candidate will train the researchers in these topics (hands on). The candidate will also act as data steward for the research data of the MIC.

What do we need

The ideal candidate will have:

  • An academic background (PhD level) in the field of molecular imaging or in another relevant (bio)medical field. Experience in neuroimaging is an advantage.
  • Strong analytical skills and statistical knowledge.
  • Experience in PET data analysis and kinetic modeling (e.g. PMOD, Matlab, SPM).
  • Knowledge about Good Clinical Practice, preferably having a BROK certificate or willing to obtain this.
  • Experience in data management and data stewardship.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Good organizational skills.
  • Proficiency in English (both written and spoken) and preferably proficiency in Dutch or willing to learn it.

In addition, the ideal candidate will be able to work:

  • As a team player.
  • Under pressure.
  • In a multidisciplinary and international environment.

What do we offer

We offer a challenging job in an innovative environment, in which scientific breakthroughs can be directly translated to advance healthcare. This vacancy concerns a fulltime position, which can become a fixed position after an evaluation period, if proven competent.

Your salary will be a maximum of € 4.615,- gross per month (scale 10), depending on your qualifications and relevant experience, based on a full-time appointment. In addition, the UMCG will offer you 8% holiday pay, and 8.3% end-of-year bonus. The conditions of employment comply with the Collective Labour Agreement for Medical Centres (CAO-UMC). English: http://www.nfu.nl/english/about-the-nfu/

More information

For more information about this vacancy you may contact:

  • Prof. Dr. Erik de Vries, telephone +31 50 361 3599, e-mail address Contact
  • Prof. Dr. Andor Glaudemans, telephone +31 50 361 0146, e-mail address Contact

Applying for a job

Please use the the digital application form at the bottom of this page - only these will be processed. You can apply until 31 January 2021.
Within half an hour after sending the digital application form you will receive an email- confirmation with further information.