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With cutting-edge research in the fields of ENERGY, HEALTH and MATTER, around 1,500 employees from more than 70 nations at Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden- Rossendorf (HZDR) are committed to mastering the great challenges facing society today.

At the Institute of Radiooncology – OncoRay, scientists (f/m/d) specializing in
medicine, physics, biology, and information technology collaborate to significantly
enhance cancer treatment through the application of biologically-personalized and
technically-optimized radiation therapy.

The Department of Medical Radiation Physics is looking for a PhD Student (f/m/d)
Next Generation Imaging for Real-Time Dose Verification in Proton Therapy (NOVO).

PhD Student (f/m/d) Next Generation Imaging for Real-Time Dose Verification in Proton Therapy (NOVO)

English

Working field:

  • Development and characterization of a multi-particle dose verification system for proton therapy. This includes:
  • Identification of the demands for integrated electronics and detector materials
  • Characterization of the NOVO detector elements
  • Testing and validation of a prototype system under close-to-clinical conditions at different proton treatment sites
  • Publication of results in peer-reviewed journals and conference proceedings
  • Presentation of results at national and international conferences

Requirements:

  • Completed university studies (Master/Diploma) in the field of physics, engineering, comparable natural sciences or a related field
  • Very good knowledge in the fields of medical, nuclear, detector and neutron physics, and the interactions of radiation and matter
  • An affinity to experimental work in connection with the development of software for data analysis
  • Practical experience in dealing with radiation detectors and associated electronics
  • Willingness to work in a multidisciplinary and international team
  • Tools for the analysis of complex listmode data (e.g. root, python)
  • Knowledge in particle transport codes (Geant4 / MCNP / Fluka) and Jupyter notebooks
  • Spoken and written knowledge of English

What we offer:

  • A vibrant research community in an open, diverse and international work environment
  • Scientific excellence and extensive professional networking opportunities
  • A structured PhD program with a comprehensive range of continuing education and networking opportunities - more information about the PhD program at the HZDR can be found here
  • Salary and social benefits in accordance with the collective agreement for the public sector (TVöD-Bund) including 30 days of paid holiday leave, company pension scheme (VBL)
  • We support a good work-life balance with the possibility of part-time employment, mobile working and flexible working hours
  • Numerous company health management offerings
  • Employee discounts with well-known providers via the platform Corporate Benefits
  • An employer subsidy for the "Deutschland-Ticket Jobticket"

How to apply:

We look forward to receiving your application documents (including cover letter, CV,
diplomas/transcripts, etc.), which you can submit via our online-application-system: https://www.hzdr.de/db/Cms?pNid=490&pLang=en&pOid=71109