Senior Scientist for preclinical studies - radiation dosimetry

Research in Dosimetric Applications

Job description

The Belgian Nuclear Research Centre, SCK•CEN, has 60 years of experience in fundamental and applied research in peaceful applications of radioactivity. Developing a CRO for radiopharmaceutical services, we are committed to providing an outstanding research and services to our customers. Furthermore, we offer excellent training and career development opportunities, encouraging growth from within our talented workforce.

We have a vacancy within our preclinical research program in the field of radiopharmaceuticals for molecular radiotherapy for an experienced preclinical research associate to join our Radiation Dosimetry Team.

This is a great opportunity to join a progressive and developing CRO in the radiopharmaceutical field. Your work will be devoted to setting up and coordinating the preclinical imaging programs at in vivo/ex vivo level. Training and development will be provided  to progress in your career. The SCK•CEN Research in Dosimetric Applications Unit offers a dynamic environment that will allow you to develop your current skill set and experience.
More specifically, you will have the following responsibilities:

  • Actively participate in the development of the preclinical programs in a new radioactive animal facility devoted to in vivo research and CRO activities
  • Develop the quantitative imaging capacity in the preclinical facility
  • Optimise quantitative imaging for radiopharmaceuticals emitting beta and alpha radiation
  • Collaborate with the researchers in the team in the framework of dosimetry and microdosimetry research within preclinical molecular radiotherapy
  • Develop and participate in international research projects in the framework of preclinical research of radiopharmaceuticals
  • Represent the preclinical safety assessment function on development teams and support the design and implementation of preclinical imaging programs
  • Ensure compliance of the preclinical study protocol requirements within the appropriate regulatory and ethical guidelines and standards
  • Prepare and present the preclinical protocols to the Ethical Committee and the Animal Welfare Committee

Required qualifications

  • PHD or equivalent in science
  • Experience of performing start-up preclinical procedures and routine monitoring
  • Experience in preclinical (quantitative) imaging of radiopharmaceuticals
  • Strong interest in research and the ability to initiate, collaborate and lead teams to address scientific issues
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities across various preclinical trials in a multidisciplinary environment
  • Excellent interpersonal and organisational skills
  • Excellent communication, organizational and leadership skills with an ability to work both independently and in a multidisciplinary team
  • Fluent in English. Knowledge of French and Dutch is an asset. Non-Dutch speakers should be prepared to acquire a minimum knowledge of the Dutch language.
  • Experience in radiation dosimetry is an added value
  • Experience in radiobiology (in vivo research with mice) is an added value
  • Experience in activity measurements is an added value
  • Experience in Monte Carlo calculations is an added value


Should you have any questions, please contact

Craninx An-Sofie
+32 (0)14 33 25 84