UMC Utrecht

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Junior klinisch fysisch researcher

The junior researcher will conduct research for 2 years, 0,8-0,9 FTE. THe objective of the research is to contribute to patient safety by investigating fast changing flow rates, the physical properties of mixtures of liquids and occlusion phenomena in multi-infusion systems in order to prevent inaccurate measurement results. You will be part of a team of clinicians, nurses, pharmacists and technical experts that use infusion technology on a daily basis. The focus of the research is to increase dosage accuracy of multi-infusion. Modern infusion systems are very sophisticated and can deliver very accurate flow rates, especially when using syringe pumps. However, the concentration of individual drugs that are actually infused into the bloodstream can deviate from the set point. The aim of the research is to gain better insight in and control of the concentration of drugs that are delivered to the bloodstream. This will be aimed for by the development and experimental validation of a theoretical model that can provide an accurate prediction of the effective concentration of simultaneously infused drugs. The researcher will help design and develop a multi-infusion system containing check valves, with several options for testing how liquids, with different viscosities mix and flow and how this affects drug concentration. The flow rates and pressures will be traceably calibrated in all infusion lines, as well as at the outlet of the syringe pump, to be able to analyse the effects of pressure-equalising devices and to detect occlusion phenomena and bad mixing configurations.


The junior researcher will be a member of the infusion research team of the UMC Utrecht and will be stationed at the Medical Technology and Clinical Physics (MTKF) department at the UMC Utrecht. The infusion research team consists of a medical physicist (project leader), pharmacists, anesthesiologists, neonatologists, specialized nurses, technical specialists and other physicians and paramedical personnel and is carrying out two research projects closely connected to the European Metrology Research Project “Metrology for drug delivery”, an international consortium of scientists and metrologists from 10 different countries. Timmerman is Clinical Physics and Patient Safety Officer and Educator of Clinical Physics residents at the department of Medical Technology and Clinical Physics (MTKF) of the UMC Utrecht. Together with the Instrumentation facility of Utrecht University, the MTKF has ample rapid prototyping capabilities, using e.g. wire-EDM (electrical discharge machining). With over 1,100 beds and more than 11,000 employees, the University Medical Center Utrecht is one of the largest academic health care centers in the Netherlands. Our aim is to improve. Our patients’ health, but also our students and employees. Whether you are a doctor or a business economist, a researcher or a SAP-specialist: working with us means having a job that matters, access to the best facilities and the opportunity to grow as a professional and contribute towards innovative health care. Scientific research at the UMC Utrecht is rooted in the world around us. We listen to people; the wishes and needs of patients come first. Together with our national and international partners, we invest in innovation and research in order to ensure that our care remains of the highest quality. Focus is pivotal in this, which is why we have concentrated our research in six programs: · Brain · Infection & Immunity · Circulatory Health · Personalized Cancer Care · RM & Stem Cells · Child Health


The ideal candidate will have a good understanding of anatomy and physiology, good mathematical and logical thinking, and a strong interest in drug delivery and drug delivery devices. Personal qualities like enthusiasm, curiosity, creative thinking, ability to cooperate in an international multi-disciplinary team, and motivation, are important. Furthermore, good programming and modelling skills and experience with MATLAB and other high end software are important The position is meant for a candidate that has completed a MSc in Technical Medicine, SUMMA-tech, or a comparable education focusing on clinical aspects of Medical Technology.

Het salaris voor deze 80-90% functie bedraagt maximaal € 4.481,00 bruto per maand op basis van een fulltime dienstverband (werkweek van 36 uur). Het betreft een tijdelijke arbeidsovereenkomst voor 2 years.

Onze arbeidsvoorwaarden zijn conform de Cao Universitair Medische Centra (UMC). Wij bieden onder andere een eindejaarsuitkering van 8,3%, vakantietoeslag, een reiskostenvergoeding woon-werkverkeer en diverse opleidingsmogelijkheden. Bekijk onze arbeidsvoorwaarden en diverse extra's.


Start of function: August 1, 2020

Meer informatie

Voor meer inhoudelijke informatie over deze vacature, neem contact op met de contactpersoon, mevrouw Annemoon Timmerman, Staffunctionaris Klinische Fysica en Patiëntveiligheid, telefoonnummer: 06 27 74 44 87, e?‘mail:

Acquisitie n.a.v. deze vacature wordt niet op prijs gesteld.