Veronika Kovzel
Phone: +49 351 260 3231

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Place of work:

Working hours:
39 h/week

31 January 2021

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English / German
Job-Id: 181/2020 (1113)

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

Postdoc (f/m/d) - Improving proton therapy for moving targets

As member of the Helmholtz Association of German Research Centers, the HZDR employs about 1,400 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.

As part of the Institute, the Section of High Precision Proton Therapy, invites applications as PostDoc (f/m/d) Improving proton therapy for moving targets

The position will be available March 1st, 2021. The employment contract is limited to two years.


The job holder will shape and push translational medical physics research forward with the specific main aim of developing and clinically implementing methods for automated QA and intervention procedures for an online-adaptive proton therapy workflow, with special focus on the treatment of moving targets. The development and automation of 4D logfile-based QA and dose recalculation procedures will be a key topic. Furthermore, in close cooperation with the clinical team, the identification, implementation and validation of a best-practice, state-of-the-art treatment of moving targets will be carried out. Closely connected is the application and improvement of modern image guidance as well as its enabling for online-adaptive workflows. Publication of research results in peer-reviewed journals and presentation at conferences, the supervision of students and doctoral candidates and the preparation of funding applications are self-evident tasks for a committed PostDoc.


  • Successfully completed PhD in the field of medical physics or a comparable applied/natural science
  • Sound knowledge and profound practical experience in the research field of translational medical physics, especially in proton or ion beam therapy or adaptive radiotherapy
  • Experience in a multidisciplinary environment, e.g. working with clinicians & medical physicists
  • Knowlegde in time-resolved (4D) imaging via CT, CBCT or MRI, research experience at clinical or experimental accelerators, competent operation of the treatment planning system RayStation and good
  • Programming skills e.g. in python are highly preferable
  • Independent, structured and solution-oriented working methods, analytical thinking, above-average commitment and interest in working in a multidisciplinary and international environment
  • Actively pursued publishing activities and first experiences in third-party fundraising
  • Strong communication and English language skills

We offer:

  • A vibrant research community in an open, diverse, and international work environment
  • Scientific excellence and extensive professional networking opportunities
  • 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 form of:
    • possibility to work part-time

    • 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.