MR Physicist: 14T Human Brain Imaging

Updated: 4 months ago
Deadline: 31 Jul 2023

0.8 - 1.0 FTE

Gross monthly salary
€ 4,814 - € 6,702

Organizational unit
Donders Centre for Cognitive Neuroimaging

Application deadline
31 July 2023

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We are looking for an MR physicist with a good understanding of modern imaging hardware and a proven interest in neuroimaging to work on the world's first whole-body 14T MRI system. As part of the DYNAMIC team, you will play a leading role in the development and implementation of robust neuroimaging methods (functional and anatomical) for patients and healthy volunteers.
You will play a leading role in the development and implementation of techniques for the optimisation of static magnetic fields (using spherical harmonic and local shim coils), transmission of RF fields (using 16-channel parallel transmission), and motion correction. You will explore the limits of sensitivity attainable with this unique measurement system. As a Principal Investigator within this domain, you will enjoy full academic independence. You will be expected to build your own team and work in close collaboration with other teams participating in the DYNAMIC initiative. At the Donders Institute, you will play an active role encouraging, facilitating and enabling the use of the 14T system for the benefit of neuroscientists and clinicians. You will be responsible for teaching Bachelor's and Master's students up to a maximum of 0.2 FTE. In addition to having access to the 14T scanner, you will also have access to the imaging facilities of the Donders Institute, which will be particularly relevant during the development phase of the 14T system.
Ideally, you possess the following skill set:
  • You hold a PhD, preferably with a specialisation in MRI, and have a background in the physical sciences.
  • You have relevant previous experience, preferably with 7 Tesla or higher.
  • You have a strong publication record.
  • You have good communication and presentation skills.
  • You have experience acquiring third-party funding.
  • You have experience supervising early-stage researchers.
  • You have university-level teaching experience.
It is not necessary to tick all these boxes to be considered for the position as we consider overall quality and motivation to be of primary importance. Mentoring and coaching will be offered as appropriate.
We are
The Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour is a world-class interfaculty research centre that houses more than 700 researchers devoted to understanding the mechanistic underpinnings of the human mind. The Donders Institute has been assessed by an international evaluation committee as excellent and recognised as a 'very stimulating environment for top researchers, as well as for young talent'. The Donders Institute fosters a collaborative, multidisciplinary, supportive research environment with a diverse international staff. English is the lingua franca at the Institute. The mission of the Donders Centre for Cognitive Neuroimaging (DCCN) is to conduct cutting-edge fundamental research in cognitive neuroscience. Much of the rapid progress in this field is being driven by the development of complex neuroimaging techniques for measuring activity in the human brain - an area in which the Centre plays a leading role. Our internationally renowned centre currently hosts more than 100 PhD candidates and postdoctoral researchers from more than 25 countries, offering a stimulating and multidisciplinary research environment. The centre is equipped with four MRI scanners (7T, 3x 3T), a 275-channel MEG system, a brain stimulation laboratory including state-of-the-art TUS equipment, several (MR-compatible) EEG systems, and high-performance computational facilities. DCCN is responsible for implementing the DYNAMIC project (link is external) , which is funded by the Dutch Research Council (NWO). The DYNAMIC consortium consists of the Amsterdam University Medical Center, Leiden University Medical Centre, Radboud University Medical Center, Radboud University, Spinoza Centre Amsterdam, Maastricht University, and the Utrecht University Medical Center.

Radboud University

We want to get the best out of science, others and ourselves. Why? Because this is what the world around us desperately needs. Leading research and education make an indispensable contribution to a healthy, free world with equal opportunities for all. This is what unites the more than 24,000 students and 5,600 employees at Radboud University. And this requires even more talent, collaboration and lifelong learning. You have a part to play!
We offer
  • It concerns an employment for 0.8 - 1.0 FTE.
  • You will be appointed as Assistant Professor (salary scale 11-12 , minimum  € 3,974 maximum € 6,181) with a career track towards promotion as Associate Professor. The salary will depend on your scientific track record and experience. As a more senior candidate you may also be directly appointed as Associate Professor (salary scale 13-14 , minimum € 5,506, maximum € 7,362).
  • You will receive 8% holiday allowance and 8.3% end-of-year bonus.
  • It concerns a temporary employment for 18 months, with the prospect of a permanent contract following a positive evaluation of your performance after the first 12 months. 
  • You will be able to use our Dual Career and Family Care Services . Our Dual Career and Family Care Officer can assist you with family-related support, help your partner or spouse prepare for the local labour market, provide customized support in their search for employment and help your family settle in Nijmegen.
  • Working for us means getting extra days off. In case of full-time employment, you can choose between 30 or 41 days of annual leave instead of the legally allotted 20.

Additional employment conditions
Work and science require good employment practices. This is reflected in Radboud University's primary and secondary employment conditions . You can make arrangements for the best possible work-life balance with flexible working hours, various leave arrangements and working from home. You are also able to compose part of your employment conditions yourself, for example, exchange income for extra leave days and receive a reimbursement for your sports subscription. And of course, we offer a good pension plan. You are given plenty of room and responsibility to develop your talents and realise your ambitions. Therefore, we provide various training and development schemes.

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For questions about the position, please contact David Norris , PI DYNAMIC, at +31 24 361 06 49 or .
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You can apply until 31 July 2023, exclusively using the button below. Kindly address your application to David Norris. Please fill in the application form and attach the following documents:
  • A letter of motivation.
  • Your CV.
The first round of interviews will take place on Friday 1 September. You would preferably begin employment as soon as possible.
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We would like to recruit our new colleague ourselves. Acquisition in response to this vacancy will not be appreciated.

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