PRISMAP: Educational developer on novel radioisotopes for nuclear medicine
Last modification : Thursday, July 8, 2021
This position will be embedded within the Interdisciplinary Research Group
(IOG) of the Institute for Nuclear and Radiation Physics, Department of
Physics and Astronomy, Faculty of Science, Group Science & Technology. The IOG
is led by Prof Thomas Elias Cocolios and consists in a team of 6 PhD students
and 2 post-docs performing research on and with radioactive ion beams. The
group has two major research lines: the production and purification of
radioisotopes for medical applications and the study of ground-state
properties of radioisotopes for nuclear structure investigations. This
position would be directly linked with the medical applications of the
research team. The position is furthermore part of PRISMAP – The European
medical isotope programme. This Horizon 2020 project is a consortium of 23
academic and research partners, led by CERN and featuring many research
centers (e.g. SCK CEN in Mol) and university hospital (e.g. Gasthuisberg)
to support the research into novel medical radioisotopes. Educational
developers within the KU Leuven Faculty of Science also work closely together
and in partnership with the Tutorial Services, Educational Development &
Quality Care division of the Faculty, under the leadership of Dr Carolien Van
Soom, strong with a team of over 20 persons.
As educational developer within PRISMAP, you shall interact with all the
members of the consortium to gain an overview of the existing teaching
material on the production and purification of radioisotopes and the entire
delivery chain to nuclear medicine, in order to gather the existing material
towards distilling a compilation of the reference material in that field.
You will additionally join the PRISMAP Training Office within which you will
contribute to designing a Charter of Interdisciplinary Research to promote
interdisciplinary training between the fields of interest to PRISMAP. This
Charter should in time be presented to multiple higher-education institutions
to gain support by doctoral schools, through which PhD students within the
PRISMAP network could obtain recognition for their training. The Training
Office will also organize a series of 6 schools and many training workshops
for which you will be able to contribute to the organization.
Finally, you will assist with the production of educational material by other
PRISMAP partners, such as educational videos to be produced by KU Leuven on
radioisotope production and by SCK CEN on translational research, and a MOOC
on nuclear medicine to be designed by ARRONAX and Subatech Nantes (France).
We are looking for a well-organized person with good communication skills to
interact with a broad network of European partners. The language of the
network is English and good proficiency is required. A scientific, engineering
or medical background at Master level is necessary to be able to understand
and work with the material. Interest in nuclear medicine and peaceful
applications of nuclear technology is a plus.
We offer a part-time position (20 %) over 2 years within the Department of
Physics & Astronomy. This position gives the possibility to interact with the
dynamic team of educational developers within the Faculty of Science, as well
as with the broad European network PRISMAP spanning from Portugal to Latvia!
For more information please contact Prof. dr. Thomas Elias Cocolios, tel.: +32
16 32 31 16, mail: email@example.com.
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