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Cardiologie Erasmus MC

PhD-student Adaptive and individualized radiotherapy for lymph node metastases

  • Closing date 07-12-2023
  • 39.19.23.TDdH
  • 36 hours
  • Research university
  • Research & Education
  • Closing date 07-12-2023
  • 39.19.23.TDdH

Job description

Are you interested in contributing to a dynamic group of (medical) physicists, engineers, radiation oncologists, and therapists that aims to improve the treatment of patient cancer? Are you technically and clinically minded?

In the past year, four modern radiotherapy devices (Ethos) have been commissioned that enable daily online treatment plan adaption in large patient groups. 
Your work will focus on further individualization of this technique for the treatment of oligometastatic lymph nodes.
During the four-year PhD period you will work on restrospective data and start and evaluate a clinical trial.

Work environment

A healthy population and excellence in healthcare through research and education. This is what Erasmus MC stands for. Conducting groundbreaking work, pushing boundaries and leading the way. In research, education, and healthcare. We are practical people with a high level of expertise, working hard to improve and renew the healthcare of today and the public health of tomorrow.

The department of Radiotherapy of the Erasmus MC Cancer Institute is one of the largest departments of radiotherapy in Europe, treating over 5.000 cancer patients per year. The department has an extensive and renowned research program with important national and international collaborations with academic partners and industry. Physics is of major importance in the research program, and a large part of the 60 employees of the Medical Physics unit is involved in research projects. The research is embedded in multi-disciplinary teams, consisting of radiation oncologists, (medical) physicists, mathematicians, technologists, and computer scientists.

Qualifications and skills

You are a highly motivated candidate with a master's degree in Medical Technology or a similar degree.
Experience in radiation oncology, especially related to treatment planning, is an advantage. You have experience in data analyses, or are eager to learn.

You also have a practical, result-driven working attitude and you are an excellent team player and communicator. Good academic writing and presentation skills in English are required as well. Being able to present a certificate of good conduct is a condition for the appointment.

Before you apply please check our conditions for employment.

Terms of employment

  • You will receive a temporary position for 4 years. The gross monthly salary is € 2.901,- in the 1st year and increases to € 3.677,- in the 4th year (scale OIO).
  • Working from home is an option.
  • Excellent fringe benefits, such as a 13th month that is already paid out in November and an individual travel expense package.
  • Pension insurance with ABP, we take care of approximately 2/3 of the monthly contribution.
  • Special benefits, such as an incompany physiotherapist and bicycle repairer. There is also a gym where you can work on your fitness after work.

More information

For more information about this position, please contact, Maaike Milder, Medical Physicist 010 704 13 35.

No agencies please.

Application proces

Step 1 - Apply

Did we get you excited about this position? Submit your application through the application button. You will receive a confirmation of receipt from our recruiter right away.

Step 2 - Selection

Based on your application, we check to see if there is a fit between us. We will let you know as soon as possible whether you are invited for an interview.

Step 3 - Job interview

You have been invited for an interview, great! In this first meeting we get to know each other and see if You can form an idea of the position, the department and Erasmus MC. If the interview goes well usually a second interview follows.

Step 4 - Offer and terms of employment

It’s a match! Your future manager will discuss your salary and employment with you. You will also receive more information about our other terms of employment.

Step 5 - Getting started

Your first working day has come! We are more than happy to have you. Your new department will give you a warm welcome and provide you with all the information you need. Enjoy your job at Erasmus MC!

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Rodger Takken

Rodger Takken
Erasmus MC

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