PhD-student novel radiation technique rectal cancer

PhD-student novel radiation technique rectal cancer

Published Deadline Location
25 Jan 17 Feb Maastricht
Maastro initiates clinical research, by itself or in cooperation with partners, to develop new
innovations in treatment. A key aspect of these studies is the implementation of innovations in
clinical practice.

Job description

In this position you will contribute to the clinical introduction (first time in human) and further optimization of a radical new patented endoluminal radiation technique (brachytherapy) used for rectal cancer which was designed in our own institute, to improve the chance of curing patients with radiotherapy alone to avoid mutilating surgery. To do this, you will be involved in seminal clinical trials (first time in human) and projects to improve the proposed radiation technique. You will play a leading role in the coordination, data collection and data interpretation of the 2 clinical trials. In the context of the clinical trials you will work with patients, medical specialists such as radiation oncologists and surgeons and the clinical trial support staff. Collected data will be used to further optimize the novel technique. For the technical aspects in the project you will receive support from our renowned physics research department. Hence you will be part of a flexible multidisciplinary environment comprising medical specialists, medical physicists and physicists.

Specifications

Maastro

Requirements

We are looking for a committed and ambitious PhD-student with a MSc degree in medicine, technical medicine, biomedical technology or a closely related discipline. You are a team player with good communicative skills and an interest in novel technologies. You have a strong capacity of abstract thought, and are well organized. You like to work in both a patient and technically oriented environment. Fluency in both Dutch and English (better than IELTS 7, or equivalent) is required and you have excellent communication skills for academic publications and oral presentations. You are willing to relocate to the region around Maastricht (which is also close to Germany and Belgium).

Conditions of employment

Fixed-term contract: which in case of a successful evaluation can be extended.

  • We offer you a fulltime contract (36 hours/week) for an initial period of one year, which in case of a successful evaluation can be extended.
  • The Collective Labor Agreement for Hospitals (CAO Ziekenhuizen) applies. Your salary will be according to the salary scale FWG 50 (min. € 2.759,-, max. € 3.922,- gross/month), depending on possible relevant work experience. Furthermore, you will receive a 8.33% holiday allowance and 8.33% end-of-year bonus.
  • We invest in development of people and as such offer a wide range of options for personal development including hard- and soft skills courses. We invest in the employability and vitality of our employees and as part of this offer discounts on for example sport subscriptions.
  • Applicants from abroad may qualify for the advantageous 30% tax rule and a reimbursement of relocation expenses. In case a residence/work permit is required, our HR department will assist with the application.

Employer

Maastro is recognized as a Top Specialist Institute by the Dutch Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport; the only one in the Netherlands in the field of Radiotherapy. Maastro also received the Top Specialist Care grant of which only 6 were awarded throughout the Netherlands. This grant enables Maastro to maintain the quality of radiotherapy at its current top level in the future. To this end, efforts are being made to make the research infrastructure more sustainable, a good method of care innovation implementation and three large research projects aimed at optimal function maintenance and quality of life for the patient.

The internationally acclaimed state-of-the-art radiotherapy institute Maastro in Maastricht delivers cancer care in the Limburg region of the Netherlands, aiming to cure patients while preventing side effects of the provided treatments. With about 350 employees, we contribute to this endeavor; not only in patientcare, but also in research and business operations. We have started treating patients with proton therapy beginning 2019. Furthermore, we have well?established research groups and we work closely with Maastricht University and Maastricht University Hospital (MUMC+) in the fields of education, clinical and pre-clinical research. Does working in a dynamic and innovative organization appeal to you?

Check our website www.maastro.nl and get in touch with us.

Additional information

Further information about this position will be gladly provided by dr. Maaike Berbée, radiation-oncologist, by calling our general phonenumber +31 (0) 88 – 44 55 600.

Interested in this position? You can apply until February 17th 2023 by uploading your motivation letter and curriculum vitae via the application button.

Specifications

  • PhD; Research, development, innovation
  • Health
  • max. 36 hours per week
  • €2761—€3924 per month
  • University graduate
  • PA ED 20230125

Location

Doctor Tanslaan 12, 6229 ET, Maastricht

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Interested in this position? You can apply until February 17th 2023 by uploading your motivation letter and curriculum vitae via the application button.

Application procedure

Application procedure

Interested in this position? You can apply until February 17th 2023 by uploading your motivation letter and curriculum vitae via the application button.

Make sure to apply no later than 17 Feb 2023 23:59 (Europe/Amsterdam).