Nicole Seifert
Phone: +49 351 260 2083
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Place of work:

Working hours:
19,5 h/week

3 June 2020

Online application
English / German
Job-Id: 61/2020 (979)

The HZDR is committed to equal opportunity employment and we strongly encourage applications from qualified female candidates. We also carefully consider all applications from job candidates with severe disabilities.

Bautzner Landstraße 400
01328 Dresden

PhD Student (f/m/d) on the topic of range verification particle therapy

A member of the Helmholtz Association of German Research Centers, the HZDR employs about 1,200 people. The Center's focus is on interdisciplinary research in the areas energy, health and matter.

At the Institute of Radiooncology – OncoRay scientists specializing in medicine, physics, biology and IT work together to substantially improve the treatment of cancer by administering radiation therapy that is biologically personalized and technically optimized.

The Section of Medical Radiation Physics invites applications as PhD Student (m/f/d) on the topic of range verification particle therapy.

The position will be available from 1st July 2020. The employment contract is limited to three years.


  • tests of the Prompt Gamma-ray Timing (PGT) method under clinic-like / clinical conditions
  • development of robust and automated analysis routines for PGT measurements
  • first test of the PGT procedure on the patient
  • collaboration with medical personnel in the implementation of this method in clinical workflows
  • publication of the results obtained in refereed journals, as well as at national and international conferences


  • very good degree (Diploma/ Master) in physics or an equivalent natural science
  • good knowledge in the fields of medical physics, the interaction of radiation and matter and in dealing with radiation detectors
  • enjoy experimenting as well as analyzing and modelling of medical-physical experiments
  • practical are:
    • extensive programming skills
    • enjoy analyzing complex data and solving physical problems
    • knowledge of clinical processes and requirements in particle therapy
    • good communication skills and great interest in a multidisciplinary collaboration with medical physicists and doctors for first-in-human application

We offer:

  • exciting work environment on an attractive research campus

  • high scientific professional networking as well as scientific excellence

  • salary and social benefits in conformity with the provisions of the Collective Agreement TVöD-Bund

  • 30 vacation days per year

  • company pension scheme (VBL)

  • a good work/life balance for which we offer assistance in the shape of:

    • flexible working hours

    • in-house health management

Kindly submit your completed application (including cover letter, CV, diplomas/transcripts, etc.) only via our Online-application-system.

Online application English / German