Job vacancy - Research Technician Nov.2021

16th November 2021

 

 

Scannexus is an ultra-high field MRI research center that houses a 3T, 7T and 9.4T MRI scanner. Located in Maastricht, The Netherlands, Scannexus facilitates researchers, clinicians and industry in formulating and answering their research questions. We offer a combination of state-of-the-art clinical imaging technology and expertise in MRI operations and development, experimental designs and data analysis. Through this, we provide a full support package for imaging-related research.

Our main interactions are with the Maastricht University Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience, the Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life sciences and the Maastricht University Medical Center + (MUMC+). Therefore, the projects running at our facilities are strongly research-oriented.

Scannexus’ team is comprised of enthusiastic people with diverse backgrounds (MR-physics, neuroscience, MRI-technology, business), but what binds us is a heart for technology and a passion for people. We are currently looking for a:

MRI Research Technician (0.6 -1.0 FTE)

The research technician at Scannexus (0.6 fte) is primarily involved in supporting researchers in MRI data acquisition, mainly in studies using functional MRI and diffusion tensor imaging at 3T and 7T. Secondly, the research technician takes part in collective efforts to optimize existing MR techniques, as well as the development of novel ones. This includes (but is not limited to) scanning protocols for image acquisition, but may also focus on quantitative MRI, X-nuclei and spectroscopy applications. These developments are undertaken in a small team setting, with a strong focus on learning. Moreover, through our close collaborations with the department of radiology within the MUMC+, gaining/expanding clinical expertise within this medical department is possible (0.4 fte).

Responsibilities:
The MRI research technician has the following responsibilities and duties:

  • Advise researchers on basic MRI protocols and provide general and technical support for researchers on carrying out (complex) research protocols.
  • Share expertise on MR safety/screening issues, communicate with the safety review board and take action to ensure that researchers adhere to safety guidelines.
  • Serve as a liaison between different user / customer groups involved in particular studies.
  • Perform QA procedures on MR systems and take action in the event of deviations in the results.
  • Ensure that the MR scanners, RF coils and peripheral equipment are operational, and troubleshoot scanner- and equipment-related issues with on-site and vendor technical support.
  • Give certified user training to researchers.


Education, experience and competencies

  • Candidates should have a Bachelor or Master degree in relevant MRI field (e.g. (applied) Life Science, Biomedical, Physics or related discipline) and/or demonstrable experience in this area 
  • Experience as (clinical) MRI technician in high field MR systems (preferably 3T and higher) 
  • Detailed knowledge of (high field) MR scanner and safety operations 
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills in Dutch and English 
  • Prior affinity with research environments is a strong pre 
  • Knowledge of research designs, methodology and statistics is a pre
  • The candidate is a teamplayer and able to work independently, is proactive, flexible and a problem solver
  • In case the candidate is interested in increasing their experience in clinical operations within the MUMC+, a Medical Imaging and Radiation Expertise (Medisch Beeldvormings- en Bestralingsdeskundige) certificate is required.

Scannexus has a preference for candidates that apply for this function with a short motivation letter indicating why are they interested in the job and why are they suitable for it.

To apply for this exciting role, please send your full CV + motivation letter before December 8th 2021 to information@scannexus.nl,  either in English or Dutch. For any questions you can contact Kim Feron, Managing Director via k.feron@scannexus.nl .

 


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