PhD Research Fellow in medical physics
There is a vacancy for a PhD Research Fellow in medical physics at the Department of Physics and Technology. The position is for a fixed-term period of 3 years with the possibility of a 4th year with compulsory other work (e.g. teaching duties at the department). The position is financed by the Research Council of Norway through the project “Bioproton – Reduced toxicity in proton therapy through biological optimization”.
About the project/work tasks:
The candidate will play a central role in the Bioproton project where the overall objective is to reduce the risk of toxicity in proton therapy through development, validation and application of novel biological models and dose optimization systems for proton therapy. For the PhD candidate, the tasks in the project will include analysis of available data on the relative biological effectiveness (RBE) of protons, Monte Carlo simulations of biological doses in proton therapy and development of improved optimization strategies for proton therapy treatment plans.
The candidate will work in an established radiotherapy research group at UiB. With tight connection to Haukeland University Hospital and the Western Norway University College in Bergen, as well as other national and international partners, the current PhD project will be based in an interdisciplinary research environment with established expertise in the field of proton therapy.
Qualifications and personal qualities:
- Applicants must hold a master’s degree or equivalent education in physics, or must have submitted his/her master’s thesis for assessment prior to the application deadline. It is a condition of employment that the master’s degree has been awarded.
- Good knowledge of radiation physics and medical physics is a requirement.
- Experience with programming is a requirement.
- Knowledge of the relative biological effectiveness and radiobiological modelling in proton therapy is an advantage.
- Experience from Monte Carlo simulations is an advantage.
- Applicants must be highly motivated, able to work independently and in a structured manner and demonstrate good collaborative skills.
- Applicants must be proficient in both written and oral English.
Personal and relational qualities will be emphasized. Ambitions and potential will also count when evaluating the candidates.
About the PhD position (applies to university PhD positions):
About the PhD Research Fellow
The fellowship will be for a period of 3 years, with the possibility for a 4th year, consisting of 25 % compulsory work (e.g. teaching responsibilities at the department) distributed over the employment period. The 4th year is contingent on the qualifications of the candidate and the teaching needs of the department and will be decided by the head of department upon appointment.
The employment period may be reduced if you have previously been employed in a qualifying post (e.g. research fellow, research assistant).
About the research training
As a PhD Research Fellow, you must participate in an approved educational programme for a PhD degree within a period of 3 years. The deadline for applying for admission to the PhD programme at The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences is 2 months after you start your position or after the start of the research project that will lead to the PhD degree. It is a condition that you satisfy the enrolment requirements for the PhD programme at the University of Bergen.
We can offer:
- a good and professionally stimulating working environment
- salary at pay grade 54 (Code 1017/Pay range 20, alternative 10) in the state salary scale. This constitutes a gross annual salary of NOK 491 200. Further promotions are made according to length of service in the position.
- Enrolment in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
- Good welfare benefits
Your application must include:
- A brief account of the applicant’s research interests and motivation for applying for the position
- The names and contact information for two referees. One of these should be the main advisor for the master’s thesis or equivalent thesis
- Transcripts and diplomas showing completion of the bachelor’s and master’s degrees. If you have not yet completed your master’s degree, please submit a statement from your institution confirming that the master’s thesis has been submitted
- Relevant certificates/references
- Approved documentation of proficiency in English (if required, cf. English language requirements for PhD admission)
- A list of any works of a scientific nature (publication list)
- Any publications in your name
The application and appendices with certified translations into English or a Scandinavian language must be uploaded at Jobbnorge.
For further details about the position, please contact Associate Professor Kristian S. Ytre-Hauge, Dept. of physics and technology, UiB. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 55528781
The state labour force shall reflect the diversity of Norwegian society to the greatest extent possible. Age and gender balance among employees is therefore a goal. It is also a goal to recruit people with immigrant backgrounds. People with immigrant backgrounds and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply for the position.
We encourage women to apply. If multiple applicants have approximately equivalent qualifications, the rules pertaining to moderate gender quotas shall apply.
The University of Bergen applies the principle of public access to information when recruiting staff for academic positions.
Information about applicants may be made public even if the applicant has asked not to be named on the list of persons who have applied. The applicant must be notified if the request to be omitted is not met.
The successful applicant must comply with the guidelines that apply to the position at all times.
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