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Bransch Hälso- och sjukvård

Sista ansökningsdag 2021-05-23

Postdoctoral researcher at the Skandion Clinic

We are seeking a suitably qualified postdoctoral researcher for an exciting opportunity to research at the Skandion Clinic.

Responsibilities and tasks

The position involves research and development of a methodology for dose determination and risk assessment for the stray radiation dose in patients with lymphoma or/and brain tumours that receive radiation therapy. Personalised models of patients will be used with analytical algorithms to estimate doses in out-of-field and partially exposed organs during photon radiation therapy. In addition, doses and risk assessment for staff, comforters and the public will also be investigated. Measurements and Monte Carlo simulations will be used together with treatment specific protocols and machine specific parameters to estimate doses from stray radiation (neutrons) and imaging procedures during proton therapy with the beam scanning technique.

Eligibility criteria

We attach great importance to abilities to cooperate and collaborate in a multi-professional environment as well as in a wide network of researchers.

Qualifications

  • Doctoral degree in Radiation Physics, Medical Physics or related fields

Recommended

  • Documented research experience in radiation physics
  • Practical experience on Monte Carlo modelling
  • Radiation or particle therapy experience

Position details

Type of position: Fixed-term employment on a full-time position (18 months – with possibility for extension).

Working place: The position implies work at Skandion and at one of our academic collaborators where the main placement will be.

Salary: Individually negotiated salary

Starting date: According to agreement

Benefits: The Skandion Clinic strives to be an attractive workplace for qualified candidates; a new working model is under evaluation; other benefits include reimbursements and subventions for wellness and related activities.

Financing: The position will be financed through the Euratom research and training programme under grant agreement No 945196 (SINFONIA - Radiation risk appraisal for detrimental effects from medical exposure during management of patients with lymphoma or brain tumour www.sinfonia-appraisal.eu)

Questions?

Additional questions may be answered by Chief Medical Physicist Alexandru Dasu (phone +46-70-202 47 64, e-mail alexandru.dasu@skandion.se)

For union representatives at the Skandion Clinic, please consult:

https://skandionkliniken.se/fackliga-foretradare-vid-skandionkliniken/

Please send your application to the indicated link in the advertisement at the latest by 30th of May 2021. The application should include a CV and personal letter. Additional information might be requested at a later stage.

About Skandion Clinic

The Skandion Clinic, situated in Uppsala, is the first dedicated clinical facility in Scandinavia for highly advanced proton beam treatments. The clinic utilises some of the latest equipment for particle therapy and has been in operation since August 2015 treating patients with scanned proton beams in two treatment rooms.

The Skandion Clinic is owned and run by the Joint Commission of County Councils for Advanced Radiotherapy composed by the seven national regions with university hospitals in Sweden. Activities at the Skandion Clinic are conducted using a distributed competence model, which implies close collaboration between the Skandion Clinic and the university hospitals in Sweden.

The Skandion Clinic currently has employed one Chief Physicist and seven medical physicists. Several other medical physicists with permanent employment at the Swedish university hospitals come on a rotational basis to the proton clinic. Other personnel at the clinic include specialist and consultant radiation oncologists, radiotherapy technologists, specialist nurses and administrative personnel.

The Joint Commission of County Councils for Advanced Radiotherapy also runs a hotel, Hotel von Kraemer, providing accommodation for the patients undergoing treatment at the Skandion Clinic, but also open for the general public.