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Assistant Professor Magnetic in Detection & Imaging (full-time)


University & research group
University of Twente (UT)

The TechMed Centre houses several clinical environments for research, development and education that are flexibly extendable with additional clinical equipment, simulators and phantoms. It is equipped with state-of-the-art infrastructure, ranging from research labs, preclinical testbeds and simulated hospital environments. TechMed is particularly active in the area of imaging and diagnostics, biorobotics, medical physiology, innovative bioengineering technologies (such as 3D bioprinting techniques and bioartifical pancreas devices), and the assessment of the effectiveness of personalized health technologies.


  • Operating theatres compliant with radiation safety regulations.
  • Imaging labs equipped with clinical imaging devices including two MRI systems: 0.25T (for imaging in vertical in supine position), and 1.5T clinical MRI.
  • Recognized central data storage under relevant ISO and NEN certification.
  • 3D print lab facilities including several 3D printers.

Job description

Within Science and Technology (S&T) school, the research group of Magnetic in Detection & Imaging (MD&I) is centred around two lines: handheld magnetic instruments for clinical applications and clinical MRI.

The challenge

At MD&I we are looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic assistant professor with a relevant post-doctoral experience to develop a coherent research line with a strong focus on interventional MRI, e.g. on robotic oncological and cardiac interventions.

You will publish in international refereed journals, present at conferences, apply for external funding and engage in international and interdisciplinary collaboration and in outreach activities at the University of Twente. You will be teaching courses on MRI in the programme of biomedical engineering and technical medicine at both bachelor and master level, and will be involved in the supervision of students during their graduation projects. The initial division of tasks will be an equal amount of research and teaching.

Essential responsibilities. Combine knowledge of MR imaging physics, engineering, computer science and clinical needs to explore, design, develop and test MRI-compatible procedures and devices for interventions. Work with clinicians, technology researchers, and regulatory affairs to define and conduct research studies and gather clinical proof.

Your profile


  • PhD in physics, biomedical engineering, electrical engineering, or a related field.
  • Demonstrated record of innovation in MR physics research, e.g. development of new pulse sequences, reconstruction methods, or other applications of MR imaging techniques.
  • Strong English language oral and written communication skills
  • Programming experience in C and/or C++ and/or Python and/or Matlab

Desired Characteristics

  • Excellent teaching and communication skills, and the willingness to complete the University Teaching Qualification.
  • Professional experience in MR imaging research
  • Industrial MRI experience (preferably using Siemens MRI)
  • Experience working with clinicians within a hospital environment


Please send your application before the 1st of September, via the 'Apply now' button, and include:

  • Your Curriculum Vitae.
  • A cover letter and a complete list of publications.
  • A research and teaching statement.
  • Two references we might contact.

You are welcome to contact Prof. Bennie ten Haken ( for any questions you might have.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity and inclusion at our University. We encourage applications from all sections of society.

Our offer

We offer an excellent and stimulating scientific environment with attractive support infrastructures and campus facilities. The University provides a dynamic ecosystem with enthusiastic colleagues in which internationalization is an important part of the strategic agenda.

You will be appointed fulltime for 2 years with the prospect of a permanent position after a positive evaluation. The terms of employment are in accordance with the Dutch Collective Labour Agreement for Universities (CAO) and include:

  • A starting salary from € 3.746 (scale 11) to € 5.826 (scale 12) gross per month, based on relevant work experience.
  • A holiday allowance of 8% of the gross annual salary and a year-end bonus of 8.3%;
  • A minimum of 29 leave days in case of fulltime employment;
  • Professional and personal development programs;
  • A solid pension scheme.

The organization

The University of Twente. We stand for life sciences and technology. High tech and human touch. Education and research that matter. New technology which leads change, innovation and progress in society. The University of Twente is the only campus university of the Netherlands; divided over five faculties we provide more than fifty educational programmes. We have a strong focus on personal development and talented researchers are given scope for carrying out groundbreaking research.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability status. Because of our diversity values we do particularly support women to apply.

Within the TNW Faculty (Faculty of Science & Technology) of the University of Twente some 700 staff members and 2000 students are involved in training and research on the interface of chemical technology, applied physics and biomedical technology. Fields of application include sustainable energy, process technology and materials science, nanotechnology and technical medicine. Research, which enjoys a high profile both at home and internationally, has been accommodated in the multidisciplinary research institutes: Mesa+ Institute, TechMed Centra and Digital Society Institute. The faculty works together intensively with industrial partners and researchers in the Netherlands and abroad and conducts extensive research for external commissioning parties and funders.

Assistant Professor Magnetic in Detection & Imaging (full-time)
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