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Closing date: August 31
Currently there is increasing interest in FLASH radiation therapy, which may be a paradigm-shifting new method for delivering a high dose of radiation at an ultra-high dose rate (>40Gy/s). The technique has been shown to protect normal tissue and organs while maintaining anti-tumour efficacy equivalent to that of conventional radiation therapy at similar dose levels. The successful applicant will work on developing new methods to apply proton and helium therapy on FLASH time scale, making use of Spread-Out-Bragg-Peak (SOBP) for optimal longitudinal dose distribution.
The research will include:
Within the UMCG PARticle Therapy REsearch Center (PARTREC), which is embedded in the Departments of Radiation Oncology and Biomedical Sciences of Cells and Systems of the University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG) in the Netherlands, we are looking for a PhD student in radiation physics with a focus on preclinical particle therapy research. The successful candidate will contribute to the realization of a new irradiation technique for conformal FLASH therapy with proton and helium beams.
It concerns a full time appointment (36 hours a week) for a period of four years to be concluded with a PhD examination. After one year, the performance of the candidate will be evaluated to decide whether there is sufficient progress to expect a successful completion of the PhD thesis within the coming three years. Your salary will be a minimum of € 2.631,- gross per month in the first year and a maximum of € 3.336,- gross per month (scale PhD) in the final (4th) year, based on a full-time appointment. In addition, the UMCG will offer you 8% holiday pay, and 8.3% end-of-year bonus. The conditions of employment comply with the Collective Labour Agreement for Medical Centres (CAO-UMC).
Please use the the digital application form at the bottom of this page - only these will be processed.
You can apply until 31 August 2022.
Within half an hour after sending the digital application form you will receive an email- confirmation with further information.