PhD candidate image analysis for MRI of brain hemodynamics

Status Gesloten
Beschikbaar per 4 juni, 2018
Werkgever UMC Utrecht
Afdeling Radiologie
Dienstverband Voltijd
Werktijden 36 uur per week
Locatie Utrecht
Sluitingsdatum 12 juli, 2018
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Overige informatie

Intracranial aneurysms are weak spots in the blood vessels in the brain, that lead to outward bulging of the vessel wall. Aneurysms can rupture, which leads to major hemorrhages with high mortality and morbidity. Treatment carries a risk too, so adequate methods for assessing the aneurysm status and risk of rupture are essential to balance rupture risk and treatment risk. This project will focus on aneurysm imaging with an ultra-high-field strength (7 Tesla) MRI scanner, which offers more signal-to-noise than standard clinical MRI scanners. Patients with aneurysms will undergo 7 Tesla for vessel wall imaging and time resolved blood flow measurements in the aneurysm and its feeding arteries. Additional measurements will be obtained with 3T MRI. You will be involved in scanning these patients and in developing a processing pipeline to study the hemodynamics in aneurysms in relation to morphological features (such as aneurysm size and wall thickness), and other relevant characteristics.


You will be working in the Highfield Research Group, which is part of the Radiology department, and embedded in the Imaging Division of the UMC Utrecht. With close to 200 researchers, the Imaging Division of the UMC Utrecht is one of the largest concentrations of medical imaging researchers in Europe. The division is internationally renowned for its research on image acquisition, image analysis, diagnostic imaging, image-based prognosis, and image-guided interventions, enabling close collaboration between image scientists and radiologists. You will work in a team of PhD students and postdocs in the field of ultra-high-field strength (7 Tesla) Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), as well as with the team of radiologists.


You have a Master’s degree in (applied) physics or biomedical engineering and you are able to work in a multidisciplinary clinical research environment. You have affinity with medical image processing and MRI. Programing experience is required, and knowledge of Matlab is an advantage. Independent working attitude, strong motivation, good analytical capacities and communicative skills are key for this project.

The maximum salary for this position (100%) is € 2.919,00 gross per month based on full-time employment (work week 36 hours). This job is based on a temporary position for 4 years.

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


Since you are involved in the inclusion and scanning of patients, it is a plus if you speak Dutch.

More information

If you have any questions about this vacancy, please contact Mr.dr. J.J.M. Zwanenburg, associate professor via phone +31 (0)88 75 513 94 or email

Acquisition based on this jobopening is not appreciated.



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