Medical staff member nuclear Medicine specialist– Nuclear Medicine

  • Reference number 2073
  • Apply until: 30-10- 2022
  • Employment percentage: 100%
  • Campus: UZ Gasthuisberg, Leuven, Belgium
  • Model contract: indefinite


UZ Leuven pursues absolute leadership in its three key areas: patient care, training and research. We play a leading role both in Belgium and throughout Europe and seek to maintain and develop this in the future. Every day more than 9,000 committed staff contribute all their skills to achieve that goal. UZ Leuven was the first hospital in Belgium to receive the international JCI label for safety and quality of care and is now centrally involved in establishing new national quality guidelines.

What your position involves:

UZ Leuven is the largest hospital in Belgium, located about 20 km east of Brussels, with nearly 2,000 beds. The department of nuclear medicine has a high clinical activity in all major domains and has over 35 years of PET experience. The department has a state-of-the-art multimodal infrastructure including 2 PET-CT cameras, simultaneous TOF PET-MRI camera, 3 SPECT-CT cameras and a dedicated solid-state CZT camera for cardiology.

The radiopharmacy lab is fully GMP qualified with in-house cyclotron (IBA 18/9) and large synthesis capacity (18 vaults), with a second cyclotron and novel facility in preparation. We offer a wide range of clinical investigations, routinely including non-18F-FDG ligands. Several novel forms of radionuclide therapy (RNT) are carried out under own nuclear medicine governance and an extension to 8 RNT rooms is under construction. An established quality management system is in place (ISO 9001:2018 based).

The department also has a strong research program with spearpoints in a.o. brain imaging and oncology, many including translational preclinical imaging. Our medical physics team investigates image reconstruction, AI and data processing. A fully equipped Molecular Small Animal Imaging Center (MoSAIC) is operational with 2 microPET-CT, microSPECT-CT, an integrated microPET-MR and 2 microMR are present. All activities are performed by a motivated and dynamic team of MD’s, radiopharmacists, chemists, physicists and engineers.

What we ask

  • The successful applicant should be an MD, permitted to practice nuclear medicine in Belgium and (willing to) master Dutch. Preferably the candidate already has obtained a PhD and advanced knowledge/research interest in neuroimaging.
  • Candidates who will fulfill these criteria in the near future can also be considered.
  • The ideal applicant will have broad experience in patient management and interest in education and research.

What we offer

  • An exciting high-technology hospital organisation that offers constant substantial challenges. An attractive employment package including numerous fringe benefits.


Mail your letter of application with your curriculum vitae, with specification of reference number 2073, before 31 october 2022 to the Chief Medical Officer, Prof. Dr. Gert Van Assche, and to Prof. Dr. Koen Van Laere, Head of the Department Nuclear Medicine ,

If you require more information, please contact Prof. Dr. Koen Van Laere on +32 (0)16 34 37 15. You can respond until : 31-10-2022. In case suitable candidates apply, the position may be filled in sooner.

Do you want more information about working at the hospital, the selection procedure or UZ Leuven as an employer? Take a look on our website.

Laatste aanpassing: 1 juni 2022