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(Scientific) software developer Radiotherapy

  • 46.03.18.TDdH
  • 36 hours per week
  • Radiotherapie

Job description

More than half of all patients that are diagnosed with cancer in the western world receive radiotherapy as part of their treatment. With radiotherapy tumors are treated with beams of radiation. The treatment is effective to kill tumor cells, but can also lead to severe side effects for healthy organs. Our Radiotherapy department is one of the largest in Europe. We continuously aim to further improve the treatment, through a combination of research, development and clinical implementation of novel treatment techniques. We specifically focus on: mathematical optimization to minimize radiation exposure of normal tissues; treating as precisely as possible by accounting for daily anatomy changes monitored using medical imaging; developing machine/deep learning algorithms to predict treatment outcome and side effects for individual patients to offer personalized treatments; automation of workflows to ensure high quality treatments and reduce patient waiting times.

Software development at our department is key for our research and innovation program and crucial to translate our research findings into clinical processes, such that patients can benefit from state of the art treatments. As a software developer you will implement complex calculation algorithms for PhD students and postdocs. You will translate successful research findings into services that will be used in clinical practice. You will develop new services to speed up clinical processes and develop workflows, on top of our in-house software platform based on C#. You will operate in a team of 5 dedicated, scientific software developers in close collaboration with medical physicists and doctors in an informal work environment

Work environment

Erasmus MC stands for a healthy population and excellence in healthcare. By conducting groundbreaking work, we aim to push boundaries through leading the way in research, education and healthcare. We have access to the latest equipment and techniques in a state-of-the-art environment.

Erasmus MC Cancer Institute encompasses one of the largest radiation oncology departments in Europe treating over 5.000 patients per year. The Department of Radiation Oncology has a wide-ranged and internationally renowned clinical and research program varying from fundamental radiobiology, physics and engineering innovations to clinical trials. The department is equipped with state-of-the-art technologies, including 2 Cyberknife systems for robotic radiosurgery, and is involved in the Holland Particle Therapy Center for proton therapy. All research is focused on improving clinical practice and has led to ground breaking innovation such as fully automated treatment planning, daily treatment plan selection strategies, and a one-stop-shop for palliative patients. We are located in a brand new building in the center of Rotterdam and only 6 minutes by bike from Rotterdam central station.

Qualifications and skills

You have a Master's or Phd degree in Physics, Engineering or IT and professional competency in C++ and one or more of the following programming languages: C# .NET framework, JAVA, Python, and/or Matlab. You are capable of working on a large and complex code base. You have experience with OO development, automatic unit and system testing. Competency in mathematical modeling and SQL databases preferred.

Being able to present a certificate of good conduct, a valid proof of identity, diploma's and/ or relevant registration such as BIG/ RGS are conditions for the appointment.

Terms of employment

The gross monthly salary amounts a maximum of € 4.321,- (scale 10), depending on your level of education and relevant experience and based on a full-time working week of 36 hours. The position is for 1 year, but with a proven suitability and available budget an extension could be possible. The terms of employment are in accordance with the Collective Bargaining Agreement for University Medical Centers (CAO UMC).

Information and application

For more information about this position, please contact Dr. Ir. Steven Petit, Medical Physicist, phone number: +31(0)6 500 017 04 or e-mail: For other information please contact Sandra de Wringer-van Vliet MBA, Manager of Physics, phone number: +31(0)6 419 235 04 or e-mail: For queries regarding your application, please contact Jeanette dos Santos Gomes, recruiter, phone number: +31 (0)10 703 23 61.

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