Research associate (MSc/PhD) for translational PET/SPECT quantification and research data management in nuclear medicine

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Offer Description

– You are responsible for independent, timely and quality data processing of contract and academic research studies, with primarily CNS PET (> 50%) and oncological PET/SPECT;

– You are involved in methodological aspects of grant proposals and service contracts, also to enable recurrent funding for your position on the long term;

– You oversee and collaborate on the implementation of novel research data processing pipelines and structured data management of clinical and preclinical research data;

– You work under direct supervision of the departmental head;

– You work in close collaboration and can be supported by our medical physics ZAP on image quantification, PI physicians and the department’s innovation manager;

– Please note that the position is not intended to pursue a fully independent research trajectory or PhD for yourself, but is supportive of research in the whole group.


Research Field
Education Level
Master Degree or equivalent

Additional Information


– The successful candidate will join a multidisciplinary team of medical doctors, physicists, engineers and technologists at the Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging department at UZ and KU Leuven, both for preclinical and clinical imaging;

– We offer an exciting working environment aimed at inclusive and supportive human collaboration and professionality with aim of translation to highly innovative patient care in a university hospital setting;

– Multiple contacts with industrial pharmaceutical and imaging company partners;

– A full-time mandate of 2 years funded by commercial and service contracts, but extendable depending on further funding;

– Relocation facilities can be foreseen through KU Leuven.

Eligibility criteria

– You have a master or PhD in (medical) physics, engineering, bio-engineering or equivalent, with experience in (nuclear medicine) image processing;

– Knowledge of kinetic modelling, SPM, Freesurfer, Matlab/Python, statistical image analysis tools and clinical/preclinical software packages is a plus;

– Experience in working in a contract research setting is a plus;

– You have strong scientific skills and a desire to be actively involved in preclinical and clinical projects, programming skills are a plus;

– You are dynamic, have good communication skills and eager to work supportively in a team;

– You have an eye for detail and quality in presentation of results, next to being stress resistant and having good problem-solving skills;

– You have excellent knowledge of English, both oral and writing. A working knowledge of Dutch/Flemish is a strong plus;

– You are willing to work in a flexible schedule.

Selection process

For more information please contact Prof. dr. Koen Van Laere, tel.: +3216343715, mail: or Mr. Peter Vermaelen, tel.: +32 16 33 09 06, mail:
You can apply for this job no later than 30/11/2023 via the online application tool

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تصنيف الوظيفةEnseignement et recherche scientifique

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