Technical Specialist and Cyclotron Operator

36 hours a week
€ 3.079 - € 4.095

Closing date: March 6

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Job description

As an operator, you operate the cyclotron for researchers who want to carry out an irradiation with accelerated particles, including MeV protons. For this you will learn how to maintain and operate the cyclotron and how to solve malfunctions on various systems that are needed to keep the cyclotron running. You will be exposed to operating and maintaining water cooling, compressed air and vacuum systems as well as interacting with a large array of electronics and various power supplies that are mainly used for large magnets or electrostatic lenses. In addition, dependent on your background knowledge and interest, you will be involved in the development of technical components for the cyclotron and beamlines, electronics or software development for the control of the cyclotron. This role will make a major contribution to enabling state-of-the-art preclinical research for radiotherapy and in particular proton therapy.

Working environment

The UMCG Particle Therapy Research Center (PARTREC) is a research center that is part of the departments of Radiotherapy (RT) and Biomedical Science of Cells and Systems (BSCS) of the UMCG. Its research is focused on the field of proton radiation therapy of cancer and radiobiology, and the facility is being extended with the extensive funding from Dutch Cancer Society (KWF). Part of this research center is the AGOR cyclotron with which protons can be accelerated, offering the possibility to carry out important preclinical research with protons and other ion beams used for new treatment techniques to irradiate tumors. PARTREC is also available to provide services to companies including radiation hardness tests of detectors or components of systems for spaceflight, aeronautics and other applications.

What do we need

  • You are an engineer or physicist who is looking for a challenging and versatile working environment (M.Sc./MBO/HBO in Physics, Electrical Engineering, Mechatronics, Industrial Automation or similar expertise).
  • You are creative, can think in a process-based manner and are solution-oriented.
  • You can communicate with customers in English.
  • You are willing to work in an environment with ionizing radiation within the framework of laws and regulations, this includes certification by taking a course during employment.
  • You are willing to work day, evening and some night shifts.
  • You are willing to participate in a consignment schedule for breakdown services.
  • You are willing to become part of the Emergency Response (BHV) team.

The UMCG has a preventive Hepatitis B policy. The UMCG can provide you with the vaccination, should it be required for your position.
In case of specific professions a ‘Certificate of Good Conduct’ is required.

What do we offer

A stimulating and creative working environment in a strongly developing research centre where you can learn a lot and apply your own knowledge and experience. It concerns an employment contract for the duration of one year (36 hours per week), with the prospect of permanent.

Your salary will be a maximum of €4.095,- gross per month (scale 8), depending on your qualifications and relevant experience, based on a full-time appointment. In addition, the UMCG will offer you 8% holiday pay, and 8.3% end-of-year bonus. The conditions of employment comply with the Collective Labour Agreement for Medical Centres (CAO-UMC). Compensation for working irregular hours and consignment services takes place in accordance with the aforementioned COLLECTIVE LABOUR AGREEMENT. The UMCG also has a work-from-home scheme, company fitness scheme and bicycle scheme.

For questions about the position

Any questions? Do contact us.

Jeroen Schwab head of the operator team

How to apply

Please use the the digital application form at the bottom of this page - only these will be processed.
You can apply until 6 March 2023.
Within half an hour after sending the digital application form you will receive an email- confirmation with further information.


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Nina van Venrooij
Nina van Venrooij Team Recruitment