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 future technologies, energy and climate, health innovation and fundamentals of nature. 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 2200 people.

PSI is a pioneer in the field of proton therapy. It conducts technological and clinical research in order to optimize spot scanning proton beam therapy and to extend the spectrum of indications for proton radiotherapy. Besides research activities, PSI provides a clinical program for patients presenting with indications that are accepted by the Swiss Health Care System for proton beam therapy. The Center for Proton Therapy collaborates closely with the relevant Departments at Universities and Swiss Cantonal Hospitals. For the Center of Protontherapy we are looking for a
Head Radiation Oncology
Lead of the Radiation Oncology team
Your tasks
  • Administrative and clinical lead of the Radiation Oncology Group
  • Clinical management and planning of patients undergoing proton radiation therapy
  • Medical assessment of patients for proton therapy
  • Initiation and support of prospective and retrospective clinical trials
  • Supervision of the postgraduate education of junior radiation oncologists staff
  • Analysis of treatment outcome and submission of data in peer-reviewed medical journals
  • Presentation of clinical results in specific conferences
  • Participation in the public and clinical representation of the Center for Proton Therapy
  • Deputy lead of the Proton Therapy Tumor Board at PSI
Your profile
You are a board-certified radiation oncologist with substantial relevant clinical experience. Your interests include all of: clinical engagement with patients; clinical research; medical physics, future perspectives of proton therapy. You are an innovative, mature personality with strong social competence and excellent communication skills. You are looking for a leadership position and you are ready to build up a clinical network with professionals on a national and international basis. Furthermore, you are interested in working in a multinational and multidisciplinary team and have a good knowledge of English or German. Scientific interest and a publication record is requested.
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. 

For further information, please contact Dr Dario Veghini, phone +41 56 310 44 91 or email,

Please submit your application online by 31 December 2022 (including list of publications and addresses of referees) for the position as a Head Radiation Oncology (index no. 1711-02).

Paul Scherrer Institut, Human Resources Management, Adina Keller, 5232 Villigen PSI, Switzerland