MR physicist 7T MRI for clinical and industrial applications

Location: Amsterdam
Max hours per week: 38
Max salary: 6.181,-
Duration of agreement: 2 years
Apply until: 8 January 2023


Het Spinoza Centrum (SC) is a joint scan facility, research centre and research hub of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Sciences (KNAW), Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU) and Amsterdam University Medical Centra (AUMC) – locations AMC and VUmc. The SC-building houses both a 3T and 7T whole-body Philips MRI-scanner, predominantly used for research purposes. From the participating academic institutions more than 400 students, PhD candidates, researchers and clinicians are involved in SC, including the Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience, department of Psychology of the VU, and departments of Radiology, Neurology and Psychiatry of the AUMC.

The Spinoza Centre for Neuroimaging in Amsterdam has a vacancy for


MR physicist 7T MRI for clinical and industrial applications

1fte / 38 hours a week


In addition to research, ultra-high field MRI (7T) offers many opportunities for clinical applications. Despite the availability and various possibilities, MRI scanners with magnetic fields of 7 Tesla have not yet been integrated into clinical practice. You will be responsible for recruiting and supporting new projects, from contacting potential clinical users (physicians) and industrial partners to setting up 7T MRI protocols and supporting ongoing external projects. The emphasis is on clinical (diagnostic) applications of the 7T MRI but also includes 3T MRI and contacts with academic, pharmaceutical and industrial customers. There is room for your own research and working on technical developments but this is not necessary. Both employer and employee will determine the exact tasks, based on the capabilities and interests of the employee, as well as wishes from the centre.



- PhD in MR physics or related topics

- Experience with MRI, preferably 7T

- Good communication skills, both in English and Dutch.

- Affinity with business development is an advantage



This is an employment of up to 1.0 fte for two years on a combination of internal and external funds. Pending good performance, extension is a possibility for a tenured position for 0.5 fte. The other 0.5 fte will be determined by mutual agreement.

The appointment is at the Spinoza Center and Amsterdam UMC - location AMC, department of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine in close cooperation with the Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience, department of Computational Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging.


Employment conditions

Depending on education and relevant work experience, the gross monthly salary for full-time employment is between €2,960 and €6,181 (salary scale 10-12 CAO Dutch Universities), excluding 8% vacation allowance and 8.3% year-end bonus. Besides travel expenses, you will receive a fiscal commuting allowance, pension provision (70% paid by the employer), flexible working hours, 30 days holiday leave, partially paid parental leave and a weekly Friday afternoon drink.  We offer our staff an excellent package of secondary benefits. A package that meets the different needs of employees depending on their stage of life, lifestyle or career ambitions. For example, by working an extra two hours a week, it is possible to increase the number of days off from 29 to 41 days a year (with full-time employment).




Diversity & Inclusion
The KNAW considers a working environment in which everyone feels welcome and appreciated of great importance. A working environment in which attention is paid to individual quality and where development opportunities are paramount. Together we strive for an inclusive culture in which we embrace differences. We would therefore like to invite candidates who want to contribute to this through their background and experience. In the event of equal suitability, preference will be given to the candidate who thus enhances diversity within the Academy.



Het Spinoza Centre for Neuroimaging is located on the AMC-terrain; Meibergdreef 75, 1105 BK Amsterdam, The Netherlands.



Please find general information about the het Spinoza Centre on For more information about the position, please contact Serge Dumoulin, director Spinoza Centre.


In your application, please submit a cover letter and curriculum vitae through this system no later than January 8, 2023. The start date can be determined by mutual agreement, our preference is March 01, 2023.


The interviews are scheduled on January 16 and 17, 2022. Would you like to keep these dates free in your calendar?

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