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For any questions, do not hesitate to ask:
Prof. Dr. Christian Richter
Dr. Jörg Pawelke
Mrs. Kathrin Adamek-Genschmar

Place of work:

Working hours:
39 h/week

17 January 2022

Online application
English / German
Job-Id: 2021/195 (1328)

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 (w/m/d) Biophysical Research

As a 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 (f/m/d) specializing in medicine, physics, biology and IT work together to crucially improve the treatment of cancer by administering radiation therapy that is biologically-personalized and technically-optimized.

As part of the Institute, the Department of Medical Radiation Physics invites applications as PostDoc (w/m/d) Biophysical Research.

The position will be available from 1 April 2022. The employment contract is limited to two years, with the possibility of longer-term prospects.


  • Planning, setup, conducting and analysis of physics and biology experiments, in particular at the Dresden proton therapy facility

  • Collaboration on the project Magnetic Resonance Imaging Integrated Proton Therapy

  • Supervision of graduation theses (Bachelor, Master, PhD)

  • Teaching within the master program Medical Radiation Sciences, in particular in the radiation protection modules

  • Acquisition of third-party funding (independent and contributory)


  • PhD degree in Physics or a related discipline

  • Excellent knowledge in radiation and medical physics, in particular acceleration, transport, detection and interaction of particle beams with matter

  • Very good experimental skills and substantial practical experience in irradiation and dosimetry, preferably with proton beam

  • Interest in multidisciplinary and translational research as well as in radiation protection

  • Knowledge in radiation protection and radiation biology is a plus

  • Ability to work independently, efficiently, goal-oriented and proactive

  • Excellent English skills and willingness to work in an international team

We offer:

  • A vibrant research community in an open, diverse and international work environment
  • Scientific excellence and extensive professional networking opportunities
  • The employment contract is limited to two years, with the possibility of longer-term prospects
  • Salary and social benefits in conformity with the provisions of the Collective Agreement TVöD-Bund
  • 30 days of paid holiday leave
  • 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.