Medical staff member – Nuclear Medicine Specialist – Nuclear Medicine

Published on: March 14, 2024

Website UZ Leuven

  • Reference: 2412
  • Application deadline: 30-04-2024
  • Employment percentage: 100%
  • Department: Nuclear Medicine
  • Campus: Gasthuisberg

Breaking grounds as a Nuclear Medicine Specialist

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.

How will you break grounds?

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 GMP and R&D facility under construction. We offer a wide range of routine clinical diagnostic investigations, including multiple non-FDG ligands. Several novel forms of radionuclide therapy (RNT) are carried out under own nuclear medicine governance and an extension to 10 RNT rooms is also 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, including translational preclinical imaging and new tracer development. A strong and recently extended medical physics team investigates image reconstruction, AI, dosimetry for RNT and data processing. A fully equipped Molecular Small Animal Imaging Center (MoSAIC) is operational with 2 microPET-CTs and microSPECT-CT. All activities are performed by a motivated and dynamic team of MD’s, radiopharmacists, chemists, physicists and engineers.

What do you need?

  • 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 research interest in line with our spearpoints.
  • 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 do you get in return?

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

Ready to break grounds?

Send your letter of application with your curriculum vitae before April 30, 2024 to:

  • UZ Leuven, Herestraat 49, B- 3000 Leuven, attn. of Prof. Dr. Gert Van Assche, Medical Director, or
  • By e-mail to and attn. of Prof. Dr. Koen Van Laere, Head of the Department Nuclear Medicine, or by e-mail to

If you require more information, please contact Prof. Dr. Koen Van Laere on +32 (0)16 34 37 15. You can respond until : 30-04-2024. In case suitable candidates apply, the position may be filled in sooner.

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