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Job Catharina Hospital - PhD Student Radiation therapy

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 typesTechnical, Laboratory positions, PhD positions, Research, Development, Innovation
Scientific fieldsNatural Sciences, Engineering, Health, physics, medical physics or biomedical technology
Hours 36.0 hours per week
EducationUniversity Graduate
Job number AT PhD Radiation therapy
Translations
Short link www.academictransfer.com/21013

Job description

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.

Requirements

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.

Organisation

Catharina Hospital

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.

Department

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.

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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 typesTechnical, Laboratory positions, PhD positions, Research, Development, Innovation
Scientific fieldsNatural Sciences, Engineering, Health, physics, medical physics or biomedical technology
Hours 36.0 hours per week
EducationUniversity Graduate
Job number AT PhD Radiation therapy
Translations
Short link www.academictransfer.com/21013

Job description

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.

Requirements

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.

Organisation

Catharina Hospital

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.

Department

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.