Assistant Professor in Magnetic Detection and Imaging

University of Twente


Job description

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.

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

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.

Information and application

Please send your application 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.

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.

As an employer, the TNW Faculty offers jobs that matter. We equip you as a staff member to shape new opportunities both for yourself and for our society. With our Faculty, 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.

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.

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