Research group leader (m/f/d) Prompt-gamma based in vivo dosimetry for proton therapy / PhD in the field of physics, medical physics, engineering or a comparable field in applied science / the aim of the research group is the development …

Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR)

Potsdam, Germany

Area of research:

Executive posts



Starting date:

1583017200



Job description:


Research group leader (m/f/d) Prompt-gamma based in vivo dosimetry for proton therapy


A member of the Helmholtz Association of German Research Centers, the HZDR employs about 1,200 people. The Center’s focus is on interdisciplinary research in the areas energy, health and matter.


At the Institute of Radiooncology – OncoRay scientists specializing in medicine, physics, biology and IT work together to substantially improve the treatment of cancer by administering radiation therapy that is biologically personalized and technically optimized.


As part of the Institute, the Section of Medical Radiation Physics, invites applications as Research group leader (m/f/d) – Prompt-gamma based in vivo dosimetry for proton therapy.


The position will be available as soon as possible. The employment contract is limited to four years with an option of prolongation.


Tasks:


The job holder heads the research group "Prompt-gamma based in vivo dosimetry for proton therapy" – a team of highly qualified scientists and technicians in the field of technology-oriented translational physics research. The aim of the research group is the development and translation of prompt-gamma based proton treatment verification. This includes the further development and combination of existing detection methods, the automated evaluation and interpretation of data and finally the translation into clinical application. If necessary, external hardware developments can be guided within a strong network of partners. Two experimental proton beamlines and a clinically used gantry are available at the University Proton Therapy Dresden for the research activities. The group has also access to research facilities (e.g. ELBE electron beams) at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf.
Further information on the work of the group can be found under the following link:


www.oncoray.de/research/in-vivo-dosimetry-for-new-types-of-radiation/


Requirements:


# PhD in the field of physics, medical physics, engineering or a comparable field in applied science
# profound research experience in experimental nuclear physics, radiation physics, particle physics or medical physics, ideally in the application of radiation detectors as well as in technology and methods for detector signal acquisition and processing
# experience in translational medical physics research, ideally in a multidisciplinary environment
# experience in experiments with clinical or clinic-like proton or particle radiation sources
# knowledge of the workflow and requirements of radiation therapy, in particular proton therapy
# academic work experience abroad is desirable but not mandatory
# top-level communication skills, strong language skills in English
# commitment, flexibility and leadership competence


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exciting work environment on an attractive research campus



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high scientific professional networking as well as scientific excellence



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salary and social benefits in conformity with the provisions of the Collective Agreement TVöD-Bund



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30 vacation days per year



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company pension scheme (VBL)



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a good work/life balance for which we offer assistance in the shape of:


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flexible working hours



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in-house health management






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Quote Reference: NATURE:60002

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