Your function within the department
Radiotherapy is a treatment modality of cancer where patients receive a high radiation dose localized to the tumour, while minimizing the exposure of surrounding normal tissue. Patients are typically treated daily over a period of a few weeks. To account for daily patient/tumour misalignment and anatomical changes, the patient is frequently reimaged and treatment adaptations are applied. To improve the accuracy of image-guided adaptive radiotherapy, the Netherlands Cancer Institute participates in an international consortium of academic centres and industry to bring an integrated MRI-linear accelerator to the clinic. We treated our first patient in September 2018. Too fully exploit the new possibilities of using MRI for image guided adaptation, a position is available for the development and clinical implementation of MRI based adaptive strategies. You will collaborate closely in an interdisciplinary team of radiation oncologists, physicists, and technologists.
Postdoc Treatment Plan Adaptation MR-Linac
You will develop adaptation strategies, based on the available MRI images. You will develop, evaluate and support the clinical introduction of new functionalities of the image registration and treatment plan adaptation software, including: methods to rapidly evaluate image registration, auto segmentation and plan adaptation quality. You will determine thresholds for plan adaptation, quantify margins for residual uncertainties and develop and implement motion management strategies for targets moving with respiration. You will participate in the training of physicians and radiotherapy technologists.
We seek a highly motivated clinical scientist.
- PhD in (applied) physics or biomedical engineering or related.
- An interest in in the development of clinical applications
- Affinity with image processing and software development
- Good analytical ability to translate complex solutions to a clear clinical application, which can be safely and effectively used by technicians and physicians
- A background in radiotherapy is recommended
- Fluent in English
- Knowledge of Dutch language is preferable but not essential
Your career opportunities and terms of employment
You will be employed for a period of three years. The gross salary per month is € 2.665,- to € 3.917,- according to FWG-function group 55, and depends on previous experience. The terms of employment will be in accordance with the CAO Hospitals.
For further information please contact Jan-Jakob Sonke, Group leader, (+31 20 5121731), Peter Remeijer, Medical Physicist, (+31 20 5122244) or Tomas Janssen, Medical Physicist, (+31 20 512164) Antoni van Leeuwenhoek/ Netherlands Cancer Institute.
Acquisition for this vacancy is not appreciated.