Associate Professor in Hyperpolarized Magnetic Resonance

Updated: about 2 months ago
Deadline: 27 Jan 2023

The Department of Health Technology (DTU Health Tech) seeks an associate professor in hyperpolarized magnetic resonance in the section for Magnetic Resonance (MR-section). The position includes responsibility for establishing hyperpolarized metabolic MR research on a clinical MR scanner that the department has installed in 2022. It is our ambition to build this infrastructure as a translational platform which will require that you lead the work to authenticate the technology for healthy human volunteers and work with large animal models. In the MR section we have a focus on brain research to which we expect you to align your research.

Responsibilities and qualifications
We expect that you will provide background knowledge for and interest in managing and leading the development of the investments and directions for a DTU strategic focus in bio-imaging. To boost this, you will head the translational imaging center (TIC), hosted by the institute of Health Technology and as such be part of the leadership team.

You must have a strong background and experience within the area of basic research in hyperpolarization by Dynamic Nuclear Polarization (DNP) as well as metabolic applications of Magnetic Resonance. You will develop this technique for in vivo metabolic imaging together with local colleagues and external collaborators. Specifically, you should develop lines of research related to hyperpolarized substrates, regarding their physical chemistry and biochemistry aiming at developing metabolic biomarkers.

Hyperpolarization is a complex method that requires interdisciplinary skills, and you will be part of the Hypermag team and contribute to the common goals of the Hypermag center:

  • Study and experimentally describe the possible applications of hyperpolarization by dissolution Dynamic Nuclear Polarization
  • Address technological and methodological problems related to hyperpolarization of substrates. Specifically, method and model development to image and explain the hyperpolarized signals in living organisms.

You are expected to contribute to developing the research portfolio and funding within the above area. Idea generation, fund raising, research impact and innovation are key performance indicators for the position.

Dissemination to the public and exchange of knowledge with society, including participation in the public debate is important. Guidance and supervision of postdocs and PhD students is expected. Contributing to the development of a good work atmosphere and a thriving environment is essential.

You must be responsible for the teaching of courses. You value visionary and meaningful communication and you are motivated by delivering and take lead in engaging teaching at the BEng, BSc, MSc and PhD levels. The position will involve teaching in existing courses and developing new relevant course materials by bringing the newest results from your research into our teaching to educate the new generation of engineering graduates within Medicine & Technology.

Teaching is conducted in collaboration with relevant DTU departments and external partners on topics within advanced ultrasound imaging and general medical imaging. You will develop teaching activities to support DTU’s ambition about having Europe’s best engineering education.

DTU employs two working languages: Danish and English. You are expected to be fluent in at least one of these languages, and in time are expected to master both.

As formal qualification you must hold a PhD degree (or equivalent) as well as academic qualifications equivalent to those obtained by holding an assistant professorship and documented didactic/pedagogic training.

You will be assessed against the responsibilities and qualifications stated above and the following general criteria:

  • Experience and quality of teaching
  • Research experience
  • Research vision and potential
  • International impact and experience
  • Societal impact
  • Innovativeness, including commercialization and collaboration with industry
  • Leadership, collaboration, and interdisciplinary skills
  • Communication skills

Salary and terms of employment
The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed upon with the relevant union.

You can read more about career paths at DTUhere .

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Center Leader of Hypermag, Associate Professor Pernille Rose Jensen, tel.: +45 4525 3688 and from Section Leader of magnetic resonance, Professor Axel Thielscher, tel.: +45 4525 5313.

You can read more about the DTU Health Tech at .

If you are applying from abroad, you may find useful information on working in Denmark and at DTU at DTU – Moving to Denmark .

Application procedure
Please submit your online application no later than 27 January 2023 (Danish time).

Apply online here: Associate Professor in Hyperpolarized Magnetic Resonance .

Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link “Apply online”, fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include:

  • Application (cover letter)
  • Vision for teaching and research
  • CV including employment history, list of publications indicating scientific highlights, H-index and ORCID (see )
  • Teaching portfolio including documentation of teaching experience
  • Academic Diplomas (MSc/PhD)

You can learn more about the recruitment process here .

Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.

All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, disability, race, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.

DTU Health Tech engages in research, education, and innovation base on technical and natural science for the healthcare sector. The Healthcare sector is a globally expanding market with demands for the most advanced technological solutions. DTU Health Tech creates the foundation for companies to develop new and innovative services and products which benefit people and create value for society. DTU Health Tech’s expertise spans from imaging and biosensor techniques, across digital health and biological modelling, to biopharma technologies. The department has a scientific staff of about 210 persons, 140 PhD students and a technical/administrative support staff of about 160 persons, of which a large majority contributes to our research infrastructure and related commercial activities.

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DTU develops technology for people. With our international elite research and study programmes, we are helping to create a better world and to solve the global challenges formulated in the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Hans Christian Ørsted founded DTU in 1829 with a clear mission to develop and create value using science and engineering to benefit society. That mission lives on today. DTU has 13,400 students and 5,800 employees. We work in an international atmosphere and have an inclusive, evolving, and informal working environment. DTU has campuses in all parts of Denmark and in Greenland, and we collaborate with the best universities around the world.

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