Researcher in Medical Radiation Physics

Researcher in Medical Radiation Physics

Stockholm University - Department of Physics

Stockholm, Sweden

Project description

The position will be associated with the project SINFONIA – Radiation risk appraisal for detrimental effects from medical exposure during management of patients with lymphoma or brain tumour (Home – Sinfonia (sinfonia-appraisal.eu)) funded from the Euratom research and training programme under grant agreement No 945196.

The project is focused on the development of a comprehensive system for personalised dosimetry in radiotherapy accounting for stray radiation dose and the risks associated with it. Personalised models of patients will be used with analytical algorithms to estimate dose distributions in out-of-field and partially exposed organs during photon radiation therapy.

Treatment protocols applied in the clinic will be used together with machine-specific parameters to simulate dose delivery characteristics. Measurements and Monte Carlo simulations will be used to estimate out-of-field and in-field dose distribution from stray radiation (neutrons) during proton therapy with the beam scanning technique.

Main responsibilities

The position involves research and developent of a comprehensive methodology that includes measurement and simulation procedures to account for stray radiation dose in patients with lymphoma or/and brain tumours that receive radiation therapy with photon or proton beams.

Qualification requirements

Researchers are appointed primarily for purposes of research and must hold a Swedish doctoral degree or an equivalent degree from another country.

Assessment criteria

In the appointment process, special attention will be given to research skills in dosimetry, Monte Carlo simulations and radiobiological modelling of the effect of radiation on cells as well as risk assessment following medical radiation exposure. The successful applicant will be selected based on documented knowledge relevant for the area of study, knowledge of scientific instrumentations and method, analytical skills, personal motivation and team working skills.

Excellent ability to express themselves in written and spoken English is required. The applicants are encouraged to provide supporting documents that substantiate qualifications, e.g., knowledge, skills, abilities and experience. References and interviews will be used to assess qualifications of the applicants.

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