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Postdoc PET-SPECT instrumentation for cancer therapy research

Research / Academic
Delft

Imaging distributions of radiolabeled molecules using PET and SPECT scaners is key for discovering mechanisms of disease, new pharmaceuticals and diagnostic tracers. The application of radiotracers that combine a predictive biomarker with a therapeutic agent -theranostic tracers– and the demand for multi-tracer imaging are witnessing an impressive growth. The postdoc will be part of a project that aims at developing a novel small animal PET-SPECT scanner that

  • enables improved quantitative tomography for virtually any available gamma, positron or co-emitting tracer molecule (30 keV - 1 MeV energy range),
  • allows quantitative imaging of many new tracer combinations including multiple PET isotopes, and
  • has an order of magnitude higher effective sensitivity for high-energy gamma emitters than current scanners.

To enable such universal molecular nuclear tomography platform the postdoc will explore (1) innovative collimator designs (2) image reconstruction with universal energy-dependent models for high-energy and co-emitting gamma and positron emitters (3) utilization of new detectors.

Requirements:

The applicants should have a PhD in medical imaging or another relevant direction. Experience with conducting imaging experiments and developing image reconstruction or simulation software is preferred. The candidates will work in a highly multi-disciplinary team. Good communication skills and an excellent command of English, both written and spoken, are important.

Salary Benefits:

Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities. The TU Delft offers a customisable compensation package, a discount on health insurance and sport memberships, and a monthly work costs contribution. Flexible work schedules can be arranged.

Work Hours:

38 hours per week

Address:

Mekelweg 2