The Paul Scherrer Institute PSI is the largest research institute for natural and engineering sciences within Switzerland. We perform cutting-edge research in the fields of matter and materials, energy and environment and human health. By performing fundamental and applied research, we work on sustainable solutions for major challenges facing society, science and economy. PSI is committed to the training of future generations. Therefore about one quarter of our staff are post-docs, post-graduates or apprentices. Altogether PSI employs 2100 people.

The Center for Proton Therapy at PSI has been treating cancer patients with protons since 1984 and is a leading center in this innovative treatment modality worldwide.

For the Dosimetry and Imaging Group within the Center for Proton Therapy we are looking for a
Postdoctoral Fellow
MRI Imaging biomarkers for biologically guided proton therapy
Your tasks
Your research will mainly focus on:
  • Extraction of functional parameters from MR and PET images
  • Implementation of 4D MRI imaging of functional parameters
  • Characterization of local tumour aggressiveness and radiosensitivity based on imaging information
Your profile
You should have a PhD degree in medical physics/biomedical-engineering or related subject, and have experience in imaging applications in radiotherapy. MRI imaging experience would also be advantageous as well as good and demonstrable software and IT skills. Furthermore, you should be prepared to work in a multinational and multidisciplinary team and have a good knowledge of English.
We offer
Our institution is based on an interdisciplinary, innovative and dynamic collaboration. You will profit from a systematic training on the job, in addition to personal development possibilities and our pronounced vocational training culture. If you wish to optimally combine work and family life or other personal interests, we are able to support you with our modern employment conditions and the on-site infrastructure.

Your employment contract ist limited to 2 years.

For further information please contact Dr Sairos Safai, phone +41 56 310 51 58.

Please submit your application online (including list of publications and addresses of referees) by 31 October 2019 for the position as a Postdoctoral Fellow (index no. 1723-01).

Paul Scherrer Institut, Human Resources Management, Nicole Schubert, 5232 Villigen PSI, Switzerland.