Open position for a temporary scientific assistance
in the field of ion beam therapy for moving targets
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The Christian Doppler research team working at the Department of Radiotherapy of the Medical University of Vienna is seeking a temporary full-time scientific assistant starting from spring 2018. The position is foreseen to start with March 1st 2018 (negotiable) till December 31st 2018. The location of work will be at the MedAustron Center for Ion Therapy and Research in Wiener Neustadt, Lower Austria. The position is financed by the Christian Doppler Laboratory for Medical Radiation Research for Radiation Oncology (funded by the Christian Doppler Research association after peer review) in which particle beam therapy represents one of the four work packages. Daily working hours are flexible and preferably between Monday and Friday 8:00 am to 16 pm.
The position will entail mainly experimental work and assistance in organization, divided equally between research and commissioning. Main focus of the research part will be an ongoing project on the treatment of moving targets with protons and carbon ions. It is foreseen that the candidate carries out his/her own research project, investigating the dose calculation deficits of the lung tissue induced changes in the Bragg Peak characteristics. On the other hand the candidate will support the team of Post-docs and PhD students during the carbon-ion commissioning phase of the non-clinical research infrastructure at the MedAustron facility starting in summer 2018.
Great job experience for recent graduates looking to gain work experience in medical physics prior to the next stage of their careers. Candidates must have a willingness to learn new things and work as a team. Determination and patience are also key skills for this position.
Working time and environment:
Beam time for research purposes the MedAustron Center for Ion Therapy and Research is scheduled on weekends and in the night. Thus, the willingness for weekend and night work is expected from the candidate (approximately once or twice per month). These extraordinary working hours are scheduled 1-2 months in advanced and are time compensated as required by the employee. For team meetings and organisational issues the candidate must be willing to work once a week in Vienna at the department of Radiotherapy, Medical University of Vienna.
- Master degree in Physics, biomedical engineering or related studies
- Research interest and ambitions for excellence in medical physics
- Fluency in English (oral and written)
- Analytical skills and ability to work independently on a project basis
- Knowledge in radiotherapy is appreciated
- Good communication skills relevant for working in an international research and study group
About the Christian Doppler Laboratory for Medical Radiation Research for Radiation Oncology
The Christian Doppler Laboratory for Medical Radiation Research for Radiation Oncology is located at the Department of Radiation Oncology at the Medical University of Vienna and the MedAustron Center for Ion Therapy and Research in Wiener Neustadt, Austria. The Department of Radiation Oncology is a high-end equipped photon and brachytherapy department with 5 linear accelerators, CT, an open MR and access to PET/CT and MR/PET imaging devices in the general hospital of Vienna. More than 10 PhD students and 6 post-docs are working together in the medical physics group of Univ.-Prof. Dr. Dietmar Georg. Beside particle therapy the Christian Doppler Laboratory deals with the integration of multimodality imaging into radiotherapy, image guidance adaptive radiation therapy and tumour and normal tissue radiobiology (www.meduniwien.ac.at/radonc)
- 40 hours/week (payment according to the collective agreement of the Austrian universities)
- Employer: Medical University of Vienna
- Place of work: The working place will be at the MedAustron Center for Ion Therapy and Research, which is well connected with public transportation to the city of Vienna and Wiener Neustadt.
Closing date for application: 28.02.2018
Please submit application and CV by email to Prof. Dr. Dietmar Georg (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The employer does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, including transgender status and gender expression, national origin, citizenship status, age or disability.
Disabled candidates are preferentially considered in case of equal qualification. Applications from women are encouraged.
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