Postdoc Researcher: High-Dose-Rate Brachytherapy
Are you interested in contributing to a dynamic group of Physicists, Engineers, Doctors and Therapists to improve upon treatments of prostate and cervical cancer? Are you technically minded? Would a Post-doc project with an academic/Industrial partnership interest you?
If you have answered yes to these questions, Erasmus MC Cancer Institute is now accepting applications for a research position in High-Dose-Rate (HDR) brachytherapy (BT) in close cooperation with an industrial partner to develop an integrated pretreatment verification system. This system will make use of advanced electromagnetic tracking for 3-D positioning and orientation.
Your tasks as a postdoctoral researcher will include:
- Non-clinical and clinical validation of the prototype device;
- Technical development and refinement of the prototype device;
- Development of measurement and evaluation tools;
- Clinical integration of the refined device for use in prostate and cervix HDR brachytherapy.
Once executed, you will investigate the significance of interfraction implant positioning in prostate HDR BT and the reconstruction accuracy of interstitial implants in treatment of cervical cancer. The research will lead to innovative procedures for pretreatment brachytherapy verification integrated in daily clinical practice for interstitial prostate and cervix HDR brachytherapy and to scientific publications.
Qualifications and skills
You are an excellent candidate with a PhD in (Applied) Physics, Electrical Engineering, Technical Medicine, Biomedical Engineering or related discipline. Excellent practical and technical skills as well as academic writing skills are required. Programming experience will be an advantage. Experience with research in radiation oncology will be an advantage. Knowledge of the Dutch language is preferred. You are highly motivated, ambitious, result-driven and an excellent team player.
Being able to present a certificate of good conduct is a condition for the appointment.