Catharina Hospital in co-operation with the Netherlands Cancer Institute (NKI) is looking for a PhD Student (Fulltime, for 4 years)
Specifications - (explanation)
|Location||Eindhoven, The Netherlands|
|Function types||Technical, Laboratory positions, PhD positions, Research, Development, Innovation|
|Scientific fields||Natural Sciences, Engineering, Health, physics, medical physics or biomedical technology|
|Hours||36.0 hours per week|
|Job number||AT PhD Radiation therapy|
Radiation therapy is a cancer treatment modality, in which the tumour is irradiated with high accuracy, while sparing the surrounding tissue as much as possible. Technological innovations seem to enable irradiations of patients with lung tumours in close proximity of the esophagus and large blood vessels with a very high fraction dose. A clinical trial is started by the EORTC Radiation Oncology Group (ROG) in order to see if it is indeed safe to apply this technique on a larger scale. In the context of this trial, besides the collection of detail patient data, many innovative quality checks need to be developed, tested, and applied. With this information, new models can be developed, in order to better predict the side effects of this treatment. The candidate plays a key role, especially in the development and implementation of control methods for respiratory correlated CT and PET scans and the analysis of treatment data from all trial patients in order to determine the actual dose delivered to the patients.
Your post will be at the Catharina Hospital, Eindhoven. Once a week you will go to the NKI in Amsterdam to attend meetings and for training purposes. Sometimes, you are required to travel to the headquarters of the EORTC in Brussels. In addition, you will be required to travel to about 20 hospitals throughout Europe for 1 to 2 day measurements each, making this position a very diverse and challenging opportunity.
We are looking for an enthusiastic PhD student (physics, medical physics or biomedical technology), preferably with some knowledge of radiotherapy and imaging. You are able to work independently and have the skills to function in an international environment and have a good command of both written and spoken English. You are able to translate the often complex solutions from research into clear clinical applications. You consider working with advanced software and the development of software for data processing as a challenge.
Conditions of employment
The function is classified in accordance with hospital CAO FWG55, on the basis of a 36 - hour week. Classification is based on knowledge and experience of the candidate. We offer a “Work Condition More Choices System”, which you can tailor to your own need. For example, for additional leave or usage of tax benefit. The job offers great opportunities to increase your scientific and practical skills and expand your professional network.
Catharina Hospital is a top clinical hospital with ambitions, among others within the frontier oncology. It is also a big teaching hospital. The radiotherapy department offers the most modern techniques and is prominent in contribution to applied research.
Netherlands Cancer Institute (NKI)
The Netherlands Cancer Institute (NKI) is a comprehensive cancer center, has a leading role in the development of image-guided radiotherapy and has established a multidisciplinary team that focuses specifically on the development and clinical introduction of these imaging techniques in radiotherapy.
Want to know more about this position? Please contact Coen Hurkmans, project manager, clinical physicist in the Catharina Hospital (tel. +31-(0)40-2396430) or Jan-Jakob Sonke, adaptive radiotherapy group leader at the NKI (tel. +31-(0)20-5121731).
Suitable candidates will be invited for an interview as soon as possible.