PhD Research Fellowship in medical physics / proton therapy

Position: PhD fellowship 3 years

Institution: Haukeland University Hospital

Location: Bergen, Norway

Application closes at: Apr 20th, 2021 10:43


The Department of oncology and medical physics at Haukeland University Hospital (HUH) in Bergen, Norway, has a vacancy for a research fellow (PhD position) in radiobiological modeling and treatment optimization of proton therapy. HUH is the second largest university hospital in Norway with regard to research production. With tight connection to the University of Bergen, the current project will be based in an interdisciplinary research environment. Our multiā€professional research groups enable addressing complex research questions with potential of high impact and broad visibility in the international academic society of radiotherapy and oncology. Proton therapy will be available at Norwegian hospitals (Bergen and Oslo) from 2024, and the candidate will have the opportunity to obtain his/her research training in the setting of preparations and start-up of a proton therapy center.

The objective of this PhD fellowship is to develop and implement radiobiological models and software solutions to enable assessment and optimization of the complete radiation exposure in paediatric proton therapy. The project will include both research-based and commercial software related to treatment planning and dose calculation. The study aims to minimize risks of late toxicities following radiotherapy of cancer, and will include modeling of low-dose contributions from neutrons. The PhD fellowship is a full position for a period of three years. The candidate will be employed at Department of Oncology and Medical Physics, HUH and will have to apply for admission to the doctoral education at Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, University of Bergen. The fellowship will include research training leading to the successful completion of a PhD degree.