PhD Student (m/f/d)
A member of the Helmholtz Association of German Research Centers, the HZDR employs about 1,100 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 crucially improve the treatment of cancer by administering radiation therapy that is biologically-personalized and technically-optimized.
As part of the Institute, the Department of Medical Radiation Physics, invites applications as PhD Student (m/f/d). The position will be available from 1 April 2019. The employment contract is limited to three years.
The aim of the PhD thesis is the combination of parameters from molecular analyses of tumour material with parameters from medical imaging using advanced machine-learning and deep-learning approaches with the aim to improve personalised cancer therapy. This contains specifically:the development and validation of prognostic biomarkers from medical imaging data for patients with head and neck tumoursthe definition of human-understandable imaging parameters and their association with differently expressed molecular pathways or specific molecular markersthe combination of molecular and imaging parameters in joint biomarker signaturesthe application of modern machine-learning and deep learning algorithmspre-processing and evaluation of medical imaging and molecular data
Requirements:Master degree in computer science, biometrics, medical physics, applied mathematics or a closely related field with very good marksadvanced programming skills are mandatory in at least one programming language (e.g. Python, R, C/ C++)knowledge on statistical and machine-learning methods, image analysis and tumour biology is beneficialgood communication and team working skills in an interdisciplinary environmentmotivation and discipline to carry out reseach independentlyfluently written and spoken English
We offer:high scientific professional networking as well as scientific excellenceinternationality and diversityinteresting and diverse tasks, flexible working hours, salary based on the collective agreement TVöD-Bundequality of opportunity and family-friendly structures, corporate health managementattractive work and research terms in a highly motivated team
If you have any questions, please contact PD Dr. Steffen Löck Tel.: +49 351 458 7408 or Dr. Nicole Klein Tel.: +49 351 458 7440.