PRISMAP: Educational developer on novel radioisotopes for nuclear medicine

Katholieke Universiteit Leuven


August 20, 2021


PRISMAP: Educational developer on novel radioisotopes for nuclear medicine

(ref. BAP-2021-578)

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.

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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:

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