PhD Advanced Total Body PET/CT reconstruction

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PhD Advanced Total Body PET/CT reconstruction

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16 september 2022


Will you help us to improve our patient care with developing new reconstruction methods for PET-CT imaging with our unique total body PET-CT system

Wat ga je doen?

  • You will be developing and evaluating advanced new image reconstructions methods allowing for quantitative CT-free PET studies as well as innovative  reconstruction methods to allow tracking of cells in vivo.
  • New methods will be evaluated by doing simulations, phantom experiments and, eventually, by performing clinical studies.

Wat neem je mee?

We are looking for a PhD candidate who has the ambition to improve patient care and research by developing and implementing new image reconstruction methods specifically for total body PET-CT imaging using our new and unique 106 cm long body PET-CT system.

We welcome candidates with:

  • Master’s degree in physics, biomedical science or engineering or equivalent;
  • Familiar with image processing, analysis and image reconstruction methodology, including artificial intelligence/machine learning;
  • Good programming skills, preferably in C++ or C# as well as python.
  • Less than 4 years working experience since receiving the Master’s degree;
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills;
  • Willing to work and live in or near Amsterdam
  • Fluent in English (written and verbal);

Wat bieden we jou?

  • You will start with a contract for  one year (12 months),  which under normal circumstances will be prolonged for the duration of the project.
  • In addition to a good basic salary, you will receive, among other things, 8.3% year-end bonus and 8% vacation allowance. Calculate your net salary here.
  • Free and unlimited access to our online learning environment GoodHabitz.
  • Pension accrual with ABP, of which we pay 70% of the premium.
  • Reimbursement of 75% of your public transport costs. Would you rather travel by bike? Then we have a good bicycle scheme.
  • An active staff association and the Young Amsterdam UMC association, both of which organize fun (sports) activities and events.

For more information about our fringe benefits and terms of employment, please visit .

Waar ga je werken?

You will be hosted at the Amsterdam UMC, location VUMC, department of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine. The department is a specialized medical imaging center with an excellent molecular imaging methodology group. This group has a strong scientific focus on quantitative molecular imaging (PET/CT) and undertakes several research projects on image reconstruction, kinetic modelling, image analysis methods and AI. Our team is a world leading expert research group in quantitative PET/CT standardization and analysis.

Wat ga je onderzoeken?

As a PhD student you will be working within a research team consisting of nuclear medicine physicians, medical oncologist, pulmonologists, hematologists, statisticians and clinical physicists. The research project aims to facilitate and perform innovative total body PET-CT research in oncology and neurology by developing advanced and unique total body quantitative PET/CT image reconstruction methods.

At present we have a vacancy for a PhD student with an interest in developing and implementing new PET image reconstruction methods to further improve the accuracy and precision of quantitative PET studies using an innovative total body PET-CT system currently being installed at the Amsterdam UMC, location VUMC


The first job interviews are scheduled for around mid October. If selected you could join us from 1st of November onwards or later this year.

During the publication period, applications will be handled continuously. If the vacancy is filled, it will be closed prematurely. 

Do you have questions? For more information on the PhD project, you may contact Prof.dr. R. Boellaard, head of PET research, via

For more information about the application process please contact Tanja Hart, Recruitment adviser, via or via 06-21603178.

A reference check, screening and hiring test may be part of the procedure. Read hier whether this also applies to you.

If you join us, we ask for a VOG (Certificate of Good Conduct)

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