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Early Stage Researcher in the field of quantitative magnetic resonance imaging

In the framework of a European H2020 MSCA ETN project titled B-Q MINDED.
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B-Q MINDED (www.bqminded.eu) is an EU-funded project aiming to develop breakthroughs in quantitative MR imaging such as MR relaxometry and diffusion MRI. B-Q MINDED will offer the
selected early stage researchers (ESR) the opportunity to conduct top-notch research in leading academic institutions, hospitals and industry R&D divisions. During the research there will be strong emphasis on career development and on achieving impact. B-Q MINDED has the ambition to turn the developed algorithms into diagnostic solutions for improved health and care.

About Quantib

Quantib BV was founded in 2012. It provides cutting-edge medical image quantification software and quantitative imaging biomarker services for radiologists, researchers, neurologists, and life science and health care technology companies. Our MR and CT image analysis software enables physicians and researchers to extract imaging biomarkers in a wide range of body sites to support more accurate, faster, and cost-effective diagnoses and prognoses. Quantib has two products on the market that are officially certified for clinical usage. One of these products, Quantib™ Brain, is worldwide marketed and distributed by General Electric Healthcare.

We currently work with 21 team members in the center of Rotterdam, The Netherlands and have recently announced a new partnership with UMC Utrecht. All of our
R&D engineers have a PhD / MSc degree in image analysis. Our Scientific Lead, and co-founder of the company, is prof. Wiro Niessen, head of the Biomedical Imaging Group Rotterdam. He is a full professor both in the Erasmus Medical Center in Rotterdam and the Delft University of Technology, and currently President of the MICCAI. June 2017 the company received the Anthony Fokker prize for best data science start-up in The Netherlands.

Your research - tasks

As a researcher you will be part of the Quantib team as well as being supported by the Erasmus Medical Center for scientific guidance. Your research focus in this project will be on developing and validating automated MRI biomarker extraction methods specifically for Q-MRI datasets (maps). During your training you will receive full support to learn advanced software development, machine learning and deep learning techniques, and their application in the biomedical domain.

Your profile

  • You have a master’s degree in physics, computer science, mathematics, engineering, or
    in a related field (if you have not obtained your diploma yet, but expect to do so in the near
    future, please apply already).
  • In view of the international context, mastering of the English language is mandatory.
  • Background in scientific computing and/or magnetic resonance imaging MRI is appreciated.

Eligibility criteria of the Marie-Sklodowska Curie programme

  • Early Stage Researcher: At the time of recruitment, you are in the first four years (full-time
    equivalent research experience) of your research careers and have not yet been awarded a
    doctoral degree.
  • Mobility rule: At the time of recruitment, you have not resided or carried out your main
    activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country of the host beneficiary for more than 12 months in
    the 3 years immediately prior to the recruitment date. Compulsory national service or short
    stays such as holidays are not taken into account.

Our offer

  • The fellowship is awarded for a period of 3 years.
  • A gross monthly living allowance in line with Dutch standards for a starter with a master’s
    degree taking into account years of research experience, plus a mobility allowance of 600
    and a family allowance (if applicable) of 500. 
  • You will benefit of a regular employment contract.
  • You will be enrolled in our PhD training programme.
  • Exciting multidisciplinary research in a collaborative network of top academic and industrial
  • State-of- the-art computing and imaging infrastructure to support your research. Special focus on career development by offering training in transferable skills such as project management, communication skills, grant writing, exploitation of results, etc.

Additional information

For more information on B-Q Minded you can visit the project website www.bqminded.eu or download the B-Q Minded flyer.

If you want to know more about the position, please download the vacancy leaflet or get in touch with Jorrit Glastra (CTO Quantib, email: vacancies@quantib.com).

If you are interested please send your resume and motivation letter to us using the form on this page.

Recruitment by commercial agencies in relation to this or other vacancies is not appreciated.