[ RadSafe ] JobPosting: radiochemist position at Delft University in the Netherlands

Marcel Schouwenburg m.schouwenburg at tudelft.nl
Thu Oct 12 06:17:56 CDT 2006

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At the Faculty of Applied Sciences

Department Radiation, Radionuclides & Reactors

Delft University of Technology

The organization


Delft University of Technology (www.tudelft.nl <http://www.tudelft.nl/>)

Delft University of Technology is one of the world's leading engineering 
institutes in academic research and education. The university was 
founded in 1842. With more than 5,000 employees and over 13,000 students 
it is the oldest and largest University of Technology in The 
Netherlands. Its seven faculties offer seventeen engineering degree 
courses, eight of which are unique in the Netherlands.

The University includes the Reactor Institute Delft (RID 
www.rid.tudelft.nl <http://www.rid.tudelft.nl/>), housing the Dutch' 
center of expertise for education and research on radiation, 
radionuclides and reactors. The Institute's main facilities comprise a 2 
MW swimming pool nuclear research (100h/week cycle), modern neutron beam 
facilities inside a neutron guide hall, a positron facility, recently 
modernized radiochemical laboratories with regular nuclear measurement 
instrumentation as well as complementary equipment such as ICP, AAS, 
HPLC and an ISP17025 accredited INAA laboratory.



Department of Radiation, Radionuclides & Reactors (R3)

The department of Radiation, Radionuclides & Reactors 
(www.rrr.tudelft.nl <http://www.rrr.tudelft.nl/>) is part of the faculty 
of Applied Sciences (www.tnw.tudelft.nl <http://www.tnw.tudelft.nl/>) 
and is housed in the Reactor Institute Delft (RID).Binding elements for 
the department are nuclear radiation and reactions. Although its areas 
of interest are various, whether they be materials, sensors and 
instrumentation, energy and sustainable production,  or health, all our 
research is somehow related to radiation.  In experimental research, 
extensive use is made of the research facilities of the Reactor 
Institute Delft as well as of large, international research facilities. 
The close collaboration with the Reactor Institute Delft does guarantee 
access to the reactor and the irradiation facilities, as well as to the 
associated experimental facilities, and has also resulted in three 
centres of knowledge:  the Positron Centre, the Neutron Centre and the 
Luminescence Centre. The confluence of this knowledge makes its research 
unique at a national, and -partly- at international level.


Section Radiation and Isotopes for Health

The research section Radiation and Isotopes for Health (RIH) aims at the 
innovation and optimization of the use of radiation and radioisotopes in 
the health sciences. Research focuses on innovative production pathways 
and applications of radioisotopes, which includes the use of radioactive 
compounds for radiotherapy and diagnostics, the use of radionuclides in 
studies into the behaviour, distribution (e.g. targeting) and effects of 
elements, (radio)nuclides and compounds. Important guidelines for RIH 
are the complex demands set by the clinical use of radionuclides: the 
development of new routes for production of radionuclides is governed by 
the required high specific radioactivity and high degree of purity. RIH 
is setting its research in the context of drug delivery issues, 
including (radio)nuclides, radio-complex stability and capacity, 
targeting potential of ligands, also comprising in-vitro screening of 
compounds up to the maintainance and use of tumor and primary cell 
lines. RIH houses basic disciplines such as instrumental and destructive 
radioanalysis (?,?,?), route-development for the production of 
radionuclides and labeling of compounds, and radiotracer- and 
compartmental techniques.


The Position

You will develop new, innovative and smart approaches for the production 
of radionuclides using the irradiation facilities of the nuclear 
research reactor. You will use (fast) radiochemical separation 
techniques for purification and acquiring no-carrier added products. You 
will develop radiolabeling procedures and your expertise in 
radiochemical separations will be applied to assess the chemical 
speciation of elements and radionuclides, wherever necessary using 
hyphenated techniques.

You will submit proposals for external funding so as to sustain your 
scientific research and the other research of the department. You are 
expected to supervise post-doctorates, Ph.D.students, graduate students 
and visiting scientists, and you will actively participate in the course 
teaching at the university.


Your competencies

Ideally, the incumbent will have the following competencies:


·         You have an academic career in radio(analytical)chemistry 
and/or nuclear chemistry, and you see a challenge in a nuclear research 
reactor to apply your knowledge (preferably also experience) with the 
production of radionuclides.

·         You have a broad practical experience in (radio) chemical 
separations and the use of e.g. chromatographic techniques.

·         Your work is characterized by a high degree of accuracy and 
validation, and you have been publishing in highly ranked scientific 

·         You have good communication skills, experience in teaching and 
enjoy working in a multi-disciplinary team in which your initiatives 
stimulate your co-workers.

·         You are proficient and successful with your proposals for 
external funding of research.

·         You are creative,  you take initiatives, you are enthusiastic 
and undertaking.


What is offered

A permanent position in an internationally renowned university of 
technology, in a dynamic environment that stimulates scientific quality 
and initiative. You will be appointed as a fulltime researcher at Delft 
University of Technology. Your salary will be based on your 
responsibilities and qualifications.    



Your responses may be sent to Prof.dr. H.Th. (Bert) Wolterbeek 
(H.T.Wolterbeek at tudelft.nl <mailto:H.T.Wolterbeek at tudelft.nl>) or dr. 
Peter Bode (P.Bode at tudelft.nl <mailto:P.Bode at tudelft.nl>

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Prof.dr. H.Th. (Bert) Wolterbeek
Delft University of Technology
Faculty of Applied Sciences
Department R3 (Radiation, Radionuclides & Reactors)
Section RIH (Radiation and Isotopes for Health)
Mekelweg 15,  2629 JB Delft,  The Netherlands
Tel +31-15-2787053 or 2786171
Fax +31-15-2783906
E-mail H.T.Wolterbeek at tudelft.nl <mailto:H.T.Wolterbeek at tnw.tudelft.nl>

End JobPosting 

Marcel Schouwenburg
Head Training Centre Delft / RadSafe moderator & listowner
National Centre for Radiation Protection (Dutch abbr. NCSV)

Faculty of Applied Sciences / Reactor Institute Delft
Delft University of Technology
Mekelweg 15
NL - 2629 JB  DELFT
The Netherlands
Phone +31 (0)15 27 86575
Fax     +31 (0)15 27 81717
email   m.schouwenburg at tudelft.nl

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