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Senior Postdoc position for MR medical physics and/or biomedical computing

Your function within the department

The Netherlands Cancer Institute (NKI) is the only Comprehensive Cancer Center in The Netherlands (Amsterdam). It is a well-organized and dynamic cancer research institute accommodating over 50 research groups and advanced core facilities. It is an internationally renowned center covering fundamental, translational and clinical cancer research.

The department of Radiology, chaired by Professor R. Beets-Tan, pursues research in oncological imaging covering the broad spectrum of various cancer types. The most prominent and world renowned investigation within the group is MR imaging of rectal carcinoma, this topic resulting so far in over ten doctoral theses, 97 high impact publications and numerous contributions to international congresses. The results served as basis for several international guidelines in the area of rectal carcinoma.
Imaging MR research extends to that in various cancer types and our aim is to improve current imaging procedures, as well as to develop image-based methods to assist clinicians in stratifying cancer patients into a personalized treatment. We recognize, at the same time, the vitality of our multidisciplinary research environment, where experts from different fields inspire and freely collaborate to ultimately improve the quality of the medical research.

We particularly encourage professionals with scientific MR medical physics and/or biomedical computing technical background to apply. As Senior Postdoc, you will be responsible to initiate a translational and preclinical technical (MR) cancer imaging research track and develop novel methods to improve the current imaging techniques. You will build and lead an ambitious scientific team within our department. The preclinical research facilities in our institute include animal PET scans and 7 Tesla MRI, the clinical facilities include digital 3 Tesla MR units. Close collaboration in MR imaging research (incl MR Linac) exists with research groups of the department of Radiotherapy. The large variety of topics in cancer imaging will require a creative and enthusiastic mind capable of designing and implementing new strategies to solve complex problems within an interdisciplinary environment. To this end you will work with an ambitious team of physicists, medical specialists and technicians, and programmers. Additionally, you will supervise PhD students in quantitative imaging, medical physics and/or biomedical computing. The work takes place within the department of Radiology.

Your profile

We seek an ambitious and enthusiastic Senior Postdoc with proven leadership in research to initiate a translational and preclinical technical cancer imaging research and build and lead an ambitious scientific team within our department. The candidate should have a doctorate in the field of medical physics with strong experience in image pre- and post-processing, or biomedical computing / biomathematics with a solid background of MR physics and experience in development of acquisition protocols. You have proven research track record, proven competency in grant recruitment and experience in supervising a team of PhD students in research projects. You can work independently and have the skills to work in a multidisciplinary team. You are able to translate often complex solutions from research into a clear clinical application.


  • PhD in MR medical physics, biomedical computing, medical informatics, biomathematics or similar
  • Track record in research with international publications in the fields of quantitative imaging, medical physics and/or biomedical computing
  • Proven leadership in research and experience in leading a team of scientists
  • Experience in image analysis, especially in pre and post-processing
  • Experience in development of MR acquisition protocols
  • Experience in multi-disciplinary and multi-professional cooperation
  • English proficiency

Your career opportunities and terms of employment

You will work in a dynamic international scientific environment and collaborate with colleagues at Antoni van Leeuwenhoek Hospital, the NKI and at other institutes. Postdocs at Antoni van Leeuwenhoek can participate in our new postdoc career development program that focusses on personal development. Does this job description appeal to you and can you identify yourself with the following conditions then we would like to invite you for an interview.

Postdoc: The gross salary per month will be € 3.363,- to € 3.774,- (salary scale 55), and depends on previous experience. The terms of employment will be in accordance with the CAO Ziekenhuizen (Collective Labor Agreement for Hospitals).

For further information please contact Stefano Trebeschi, scientist (+31 20 512 1728) or Prof. Regina Beets-Tan, chair dept radiology (+31 20 512 1728).

Acquisition for this vacancy is not appreciated.