DTU Health Tech, Technical University of Denmark and Rigshospitalet, Department of Oncology is seeking a candidate for a PhD position to develop individualized risk-based radiotherapy dose optimization. The successful candidate will join a multidisciplinary team of supervisors (physicists and medical doctors) from the two institutions.
A multidisciplinary research group focuses on developing next generation of treatments on the high technology platform in close collaboration with the clinical team. Two professors in radiation oncology (Lena Specht, MD and physicist Ivan Vogelius) will be part of the team of supervisors for the PhD project.
Responsibilities and qualifications
The goal of the PhD is to develop risk-based dose planning using high-performance computing following the proofs of concepts published in 1,2but implemented in commercial treatment planning systems using, for example, scripting application programming interface. We hypothesize that it is possible to automatically generate a large number of deliverable radiation dose plans that in combination span the space of realistic clinical compromises. Thus, the aim is to provide the treating physician with a solution space of deliverable radiation dose distributions from which a comprehensive risk assessment procedure should provide decision support on choice of dose delivery taking the risks of long-term adverse effect into account.
The PhD is funded by the Danish Cancer Society and DTU Health in combination.
You must have a two-year master’s degree (120 ECTS points) or an equivalent degree in engineering or physics with an interest in radiation physics and medical applications of ionizing radiation.
Approval and Enrolment
The scholarship for the PhD degree is subject to academic approval, and the candidate will be enrolled in one of the general degree programmes at DTU. For information about our enrolment requirements and the general planning of the PhD study programme, please see the DTU PhD Guide.
We offer an exciting and challenging job in an international academic environment with excellent possibilities for professional and personal development. The successful candidate will work in a cross-disciplinary and cross institutional environment with high ambitions to use technological innovations to improve patient care.
Salary and terms of employment
The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed with the relevant union. The period of employment is 3 years.
The place of work is DTU Health Tech and Rigshospitalet.
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Further information may be obtained from Ivan Vogelius (email@example.com, +45 3545 9885) or Jonas Henriksen (firstname.lastname@example.org – +45 4058 2866)
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Your complete online application must be submitted no later than30 August 2021 (Danish time). Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link “Apply online”, fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include:
- A letter motivating the application (cover letter)
- Curriculum vitae
- Grade transcripts and BSc/MSc diploma
- Excel sheet with translation of grades to the Danish grading system (see guidelines and Excel spreadsheet here)
You may apply prior to obtaining your master’s degree but cannot begin before having received it.
All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, race, disability, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.