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    • Date Posted
      October 21,2021
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    Postdoc '3D opto-acoustic breast evaluation'

    2,5 years We are offering a position as a postdoc within the breast imaging group (BIG) for the duration of 2.5 years, within a European Union and OP-OOST sponsored study on the evaluation of a new 3D modality for the detection and evaluation of lesions in the breast.

    The modality, known as photo-acoustic mammography, uses laser to generate a signal and ultrasound to read the signal. Previous research with a predecessor of this device has already shown that it is possible to create 3D images of the breast on which vascular structures and therefore also highly perfused breast tumors can be clearly seen. Within this project, in collaboration with the University of Twente and several companies, we will evaluate the first clinical device and set up a lexicon for analysis of the generated images. Working at Radboud university medical center means that you are ahead of the curve and working together on the healthcare of the future. And there is more. Our secondary terms of employment are impressive. These are fully tailored to you thanks to our Employment Conditions Selection Model. At Radboud university medical center, you will be given trust, and you will take the responsibility to handle everything together. We provide annual courses, both professional and personal.
    • In addition to your monthly salary and an annual vacation allowance of 8%, you will receive an end-of-year bonus of 8.3%.
    • If you work irregular hours, you will receive an allowance.
    • As a full-time employee (36 hours per week), you are entitled to approximately 168 vacation hours (over 23 days) per year.
    • Radboud university medical center pays 70% of the pension premium. You pay the rest of the premium with your gross salary.
    • You get a discount on health insurance as well: you can take advantage of two group health insurance plans. UMC Zorgverzekering and CZ collectief.
    In addition to our terms of employment, we also offer employees various other attractive facilities, such as childcare and sports facilities. Want to learn more? Take a look at the CAO UMC. The department of Medical Imaging of the Radboudumc is a large diagnostic unit with a strong international reputation on breast, prostate and lung imaging. BIG is the clinical research focussing on radiological breast cancer research in the broadest sense of the word. There is a strategic collaboration with the Antoni van Leeuwenhoek Hospital, Netherlands Cancer Institute in Amsterdam, where part of the researchers are based. The primary goal of the research within BIG is to reduce the burden of breast cancer (and breast cancer screening) for patients to a minimum. To this end, we focus on the usefulness and necessity of existing imaging techniques for screening and diagnosis (mainly tomosynthesis, ultrasound and MRI) and diagnostic processes, the evaluation and validation of new imaging techniques (currently mainly mammary CT and new MRI sequences), the development and testing of artificial intelligence for the analysis of medical breast imaging, the possibilities of minimally invasive therapy and the psychosocial aspects associated with the use of these new techniques.

    Researchers in the group therefore have a very diverse background, ranging from artificial intelligence to psychology. Preclinical research groups within the department aim at the development of x-ray (AXTI), ultrasound (MUSIC) and MRI techniques (BioMR), as well as the development of artificial intelligence for medical image analysis (DIAG). There is a tight cooperation between BIG and AXTI as the latter also primarily focusses on breast imaging. There are also strong research lines on breast imaging within DIAG and MUSIC. The strength of the department is thus largely caused by the strong interdisciplinary ties between the researchgroups.

    Radboud university medical center is a university medical center for patient care, scientific research, and education in Nijmegen. Radboud university medical center strives to be at the forefront of shaping the healthcare of the future. We do this in a person-centered and innovative way, and in close collaboration with our network. We want to have a significant impact on healthcare. We want to improve with each passing day, continuously working towards better healthcare, research, and education. And gaining a better understanding of how diseases arise and how we can prevent, treat, and cure them, day in and day out. This way, every patient always receives the best healthcare, now and in the future. Because that is why we do what we do.

    Read more about our strategy and what working at Radboud university medical center means. Our colleagues would be happy to tell you about it. #weareradboudumc For this position the department of medical imaging of the Radboudumc (Nijmegen) searches a graduated researcher (PhD) with specific knowledge in the field of breast care and/or radiological research.

    We expect you to be a creative and enthousiastic researcher, capable of having helicopter view on the subject, but also being able to zoom in on the details when required. You are knowledgeable of relevant statistical techniques and are very good in the translation of scientific results into high quality scientific papers. Excellent communication skills are a must.

    Specific requirements:
    • PhD on a relevant subject.
    • Interest in breast radiology.
    • Extensive experience in (clinical) research.
    • Ambition to develop your scientific career.
    • Independent work attitude.
    • Basic knowledge of statistical procedures (SPSS/R).
    • Fluent in English, written and spoken.
    All additional information about the vacancy can be obtained from Dr. Ritse Mann, breast radiologist and group leader of the Breast Imaging Group via (024) 361 45 46. Use the Apply button to submit your application.
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