Medical Physics PhD position at Aarhus University Hospital

3. oktober 2016 - Klaus Seiersen

Aarhus University Hospital is inviting for applications for a 3-year research position as medical physicist and enrollment in the PhD programme at Aarhus University in Denmark. The position is full time.

Job description

The research project will be within analysis of morbidity after radiotherapy in cervix cancer patients. The project will involve analysis of radiotherapy dose distributions and application of statistical models for prediction of complications based on patient and treatment related factors. The potential to reduce treatment related morbidity through application of proton radiotherapy will be investigated. The study will be based on patients enrolled in the international study on MRI guided brachytherapy (EMBRACE) (1417 patients from 25 clinical departments in Europe, North America and Asia). The next generation of EMBRACE (the EMBRACE II study) was launched in spring 2016 with focus on advanced image guided external beam radiotherapy and brachytherapy in a multicenter setting. The project will be carried out in the international clinical study environment around the EMBRACE studies.


The applicant must have:

  • Master degree in physics
  • Research interests and ambitions for excellence in medical physics
  • Fluency in English (oral and written)
  • Analytical skills and ability to work independently on a project basis
  • Good communication skills relevant for working in an international research and study group


About Department of Oncology, Aarhus University Hospital

Department of Oncology has 12 linear accelerators, 3 brachytherapy afterloaders as well as CT-, PET/CT and MR scanners dedicated for radiotherapy. A proton facility is being established and is expected to start patient treatment in 2018. The department has well established research activities in radiation oncology bridging translational and clinical research. More than 30 PhD students and more than 10 senior full time researchers are working in an inspiring environment. Aarhus University has a PhD programme at Faculty of Health including research schools including Oncology. Department of Oncology has a well-recognized international profile within image guided radiotherapy in cervix cancer, in particular with MRI guided brachytherapy. The multidisciplinary research group is coordinated by Prof. Kari Tanderup, and includes currently 4 full time Phd students and 10 clinical researchers. Kari Tanderup is chairing the GEC ESTRO gyn working group and coordinates the EMBRACE study ( together with Medical University of Vienna.


Closing date for applications: 28th of October, 2016


Please submit application, CV, and diploma (master degree) through the following link:


If you need further information, please contact Professor Kari Tanderup on mail or telephone +45 2661 6084.

7064003-aarhus -universitetshospital

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