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Vacancy number: 2021/01143
Apply to: August 31 2021
Education: University
Employment: Temporary position
Full-time/Part-time: 18 - 36 hours

The ResQuMRI project aims at studying the design of the new MRI technology MR-STAT (www.umcutrecht.nl/MR-STAT) that intends to have a profound impact on imaging practices in hospitals and as such on better, cheaper and faster diagnosis of life-threatening diseases. The technology potentially leads to questions and dilemmas on e.g. integration in clinical practice, legal responsibilities, patient preferences and impact, repercussions for the medical profession, economic impacts, and ethical concerns (e.g. on robustness, transparency, right to privacy, fairness and inclusion). These issues may become even more pronounced since MR-STAT has the potential to be synergistically integrated with artificial intelligence. ResQuMRI studies these questions and dilemmas by inviting a wide range of stakeholders to discuss these in design workshops (to be used by the MR-STAT project directly) and constructive technology assessment workshops (long-term innovation pathways). The set-up, executions and results of ResQuMRI are used and continuously discussed with the technical MR-STAT project. Moreover, results of the ResQuMRI project are shared and discussed with stakeholders active in hospitals and the broader healthcare sector through a valorization panel, through participants of the workshops and through broader communication in the form of blogs (e.g. the radiology blog Auntminnie.com), policy briefs, etc.

Department

The project will be carried out in the Computational Imaging group of the University Medical Centre Utrecht. More information about the research team can be found at www.cig-utrecht.org . The project is a collaboration between the Computational Imaging group (UMC Utrecht) and the Copernicus Center for sustainable development (University of Utrecht).

Combination with other post-doc position: there is currently another post-doc position open in the technical MR-STAT project for a candidate with MRI experience familiar with conducting clinical trials. There is the possibility to merge the two positions to one full-time position for 34 months.

Profile

The post-doc will have a natural science background with medical knowledge and experience of MRI. The candidate will work in a multi-disciplinary environment and will have excellent communications skills, proactive and autonomous working approach. She/he will be employed at the Computational Imaging Group of the UMC Utrecht (www.cig-utrecht.org). Fluency in the Dutch language is required.

We believe in the power of a diverse team in which there is room for different skills, expertise, and social and cultural backgrounds. We invite you to respond to this vacancy.

The maximum salary for this position (18 - 36 hours) is € 5.383,00 gross per month based on full-time employment.

In addition, we offer an annual benefit of 8.3%, holiday allowance, travel expenses and career opportunities. The terms of employment are in accordance with the Cao University Medical Centers (UMC).

More information

If you have any questions about this vacancy, please contact Alessandro Sbrizzi, Associate professor, phone number: +31 887550288, e‑mail adress: A.Sbrizzi@umcutrecht.nl.

Acquisition based on this jobopening is not appreciated.

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