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Post-Doctoral position (0,8 fte for 12 months) – coordinator project proposal preparation

Job description

UTs program on Key Enabling Technologies for Personalized Medicine

The University of Twente recently started a new program on Key Enabling Technologies for Personalized Medicine. This program combines developments in the field of medical technology and personalized medicine and aims to improve and personalize care. One of the pillars in this program is the field of Phantom research infrastructure.

The challenge

The candidate will work with the project-leader of an initiative to develop a large-scale consortium project. She/he will have the responsibility to perform literature surveys to extract information and statistics in the field of various imaging modalities; arrange meetings and participate together with project-leader with various stakeholders in academia, hospitals and industry; elicit opinions, information and inputs from various members of the consortium according to formats which have been developed in cooperation with the project-leader. She/he will help with preparing the budget, and be responsible for contacting companies for securing quotations for various instruments and infrastructural items. The candidate will contribute to developing schematics, figures and other display items and assist in the writing process.

What you will learn

You will work closely with the project leader and several PIs at the Tech Med Centre. You will be exposed to various aspects that deal with consortium building and development of a large project proposal under the guidance of the project leader and the support team of the Tech Med Centre. To mention a few aspects- planning and coordination of efforts to meet strict deadlines, managing proposal-related paperwork, managing and following-up on correspondences with other contributors and potential stakeholders in industry and hospitals. All in all this experience will be invaluable for the next career steps in academia or in industry, specifically for preparing project proposals and for project management support and consultancy.


You will be part of the new Multi-Modality Medical Imaging group of the University of Twente. You will work closely within the Imaging & Diagnostics Cluster of the Tech Med Centre. In addition, you will be embedded in the University of Twentes program on Key Enabling Technologies for Personalized Medicine. The position is 0.8FT for 12 months, with a possible extension up to 18 months.

Your profile

  • Do you want to be at the front-line in the preparation of a large-scale consortium project proposal?
  • Do you want to make an enormous leap in broadening your network in academia, hospitals and industry in the area of medical imaging, and
  • Do you have expertise in technical or technical-medical aspects of imaging? Have you developed sophisticated phantoms for your research?

The successful candidate is a Biomedical Engineer or Technical Medicine specialist with a PhD in technical or technical-medical aspects of medical imaging. Experience in developing sophisticated phantoms is desirable. Quality research skills in these topics should have been demonstrated during the PhD. High creativity, high self-motivation, excellent command of English and Dutch in speaking and writing as well as professional communication and team working skills is required. Excellent analytical and problem solving abilities are required. Interest and desire to develop/sharpen skills in coordination are needed.

Our offer

We offer a position as a Postdoctoral Researcher according to the Job Classification System (UFO), and salary and conditions will be in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement (CAO) of the Dutch Universities. The salary amounts, depending on education and experience, minimal € 3.353,- to a maximum of € 4.402,- gross per month in case of full-time employment.

The offer further involves: a holiday allowance of 8% of the gross annual salary, a year-end bonus of 8.3%, a solid pension scheme, a minimum of 29 holidays, and numerous professional and personal development programmes.

Information and application

For further information you can contact Prof. Dr. Srirang Manohar (s.manohar@utwente.nl).

Candidates are invited to send their applications via the "Apply now" button, and include a short motivation letter, references (at least 3), and CV (including obtained degrees and publications).

About the organization

TNW Faculty (Faculty of Science & Technology)

The Faculty of Science & Technology (Technische Natuurwetenschappen, TNW) engages some 700 staff members and 2000 students in education and research on the cutting edge of chemical technology, applied physics and biomedical technology. Our fields of application include sustainable energy, process technology and materials science, nanotechnology and technical medicine. As part of a people-first tech university that aims to shape society, individuals and connections, our faculty works together intensively with industrial partners and researchers in the Netherlands and abroad, and conducts extensive research for external commissioning parties and funders. Our research has a high profile both in the Netherlands and internationally and is strengthened by the many young researchers working on innovative projects with as doctoral candidates and post-docs. It has been accommodated in three multidisciplinary UT research institutes: Mesa+ Institute, TechMed Centre and Digital Society Institute.

University of Twente (UT)

University of Twente (UT) has entered the new decade with an ambitious, new vision, mission and strategy. As ‘the ultimate people-first university of technology' we are rapidly expanding on our High Tech Human Touch philosophy and the unique role it affords us in society. Everything we do is aimed at maximum impact on people, society and connections through the sustainable utilisation of science and technology. We want to contribute to the development of a fair, digital and sustainable society through our open, inclusive and entrepreneurial attitude. This attitude permeates everything we do and is present in every one of UT's departments and faculties. Building on our rich legacy in merging technical and social sciences, we focus on five distinguishing research domains: Improving healthcare by personalised technologies; Creating intelligent manufacturing systems; Shaping our world with smart materials; Engineering our digital society; and Engineering for a resilient world.

As an employer, University of Twente offers jobs that matter. We equip you as a staff member to shape new opportunities both for yourself and for our society. With us, you will be part of a leading tech university that is changing our world for the better. We offer an open, inclusive and entrepreneurial climate, in which we encourage you to make healthy choices, for example, with our flexible, customisable conditions.

Post-Doctoral position (0,8 fte for 12 months) – coordinator project proposal preparation
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