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The Department of Biomedical sciences (BMS) in the Faculty Pharmaceutical, Biomedical and Veterinary Sciences (FBD) has the following full-time vacancy :
Tenured junior or senior academic staff in the field of Biomedical imaging : preclinical MRI
The Bio-Imaging lab team (https : / / www.uantwerpen.be / nl / onderzoeksgroep / bio-imaging-lab / ) is currently consisting of two full time professors (Annemie Van der Linden and Marleen Verhoye) whose research is directed towards neurosciences more specifically basic and preclinical neuro MRI in small animal models for neurodegeneration and neuroplasticity.
Due to the retirement of Annemie Van der Linden, we are looking for an MRI scientist with complementary interests and research directions who could build on the acquired expertise within the team.
The Bio-Imaging lab from the Department Biomedical Sciences is housed in a small-animal-imaging facility (built 2011) harboring 3 high field and 1 lower field small animal MRI scanners : one 9.
4T, two 7T (one can work under spf) from Bruker running on Paravision 6.0, and 4.7T system from MR-Solutions for high throughput imaging, a crycoil for the 9.
4T system, relevant MRI coils, physiological monitoring including EEG setups, a bioluminescence camera (Biospace), L2 rooms, surgical and behavior rooms.
In the same building the Molecular Imaging Center Antwerp (MICA) team is housed who has 2 small animal PET / CT (Siemens Inveon) and PET / SPECT / CT (MILabs VECTor / CT) systems.
Both are part of a larger consortium (iMARK) (https : / / www.uantwerpen.be / en / research-groups / imark / ) which focus is on valorisation (IOF) of imaging biomarkers and is also part of a research excellence center (OEC) microneuro’ focussing on neurosciences at different scales (cell to human) (https : / / www.
uantwerpen.be / en / research-groups / muneuro / ). The Departement Biomedical Sciences has the aim to strengthen research in the domain of neurosciences, oncology and infectious diseases.
The University of Antwerp has a large and well maintained animalarium.
You will contribute to the University of Antwerp’s three core tasks : education (40%), research (40%) and services (20%).
Your role also includes organisational and managerial aspects.
In the master program, you translate your research into educational activities. You provide to both national and international students research training at undergraduate and graduate level.
We are looking for an excellent scientist, junior or senior, with an excellent scientific track record (ERC profile), with a strong drive to succeed, a positive attitude, a background in biomedical imaging.
Additional skills in computational neurosciences or image processing would be an advantage.
Organisation and leadership
As soon as you take on teaching duties as a programme component coordinator, you should be able to demonstrate a CEFR C1 level of proficiency in the language of instruction.
The University of Antwerp supports international staff members through an integration trajectory and offers tailor-made language coaching in compliance with Flanders’ statutory language regulations.
270 2 of the Codex Higher Education and must demonstrate their proficiency in Dutch at CEFR level B2 at the time of application in order to meet the eligibility criteria for this vacancy.
What we offer
Junior ZAP members are usually offered temporary appointment as a tenure track assistant professor for five years, which is then followed by permanent appointment as an associate professor.
Appointment as an associate professor or higher leads to permanent appointment (tenure) after a maximum of three years. A favourable performance appraisal is always required for permanent appointment.