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.

For the Center for Proton Therapy we are looking for a

PhD Student or Postdoctoral Fellow
Treatment planning system for ocular proton therapy
Your tasks
  • Development of a state-of-the-art treatment 3D planning system for ocular proton therapy within an existing framework based on an existing prototype
  • Development of methods for fast and automated treatment plan optimization
Your profile
  • MSc or PhD degree in physics, biomedical engineering, computer sciences, or other relevant field
  • Previous experience with dose optimization and calculation algorithm in radiation therapy will be considered an asset for this position
  • Proficient programing skills in Java, Matlab, and / or C / C++ will be considered an asset for this position
  • Interest in highly sophisticated software architecture and design will be considered an asset for this position
  • Team player
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 is limited initiallyto one year as PhD Student or two years as Postdoctoral Fellow.


For further information please contact Dr Jan Hrbacek, phone +41 56 310 37 36.


Please submit your application online by 31 October 2019 (including list of publications and addresses of referees) for the position as a Postdoctoral Fellow (index no. 1722-00).


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