Research Associate (Development of a clinical patient-specific Molecular Radiotherapy dosimetry system)

The University of Manchester - Physics & Astronomy

Closing Date : 31/10/2016
Employment Type : Fixed Term
Duration : 01 November 2016 to 31 July 2019
Faculty / Organisational Unit : Science & Engineering
School/Directorate : School of Physics & Astronomy
Division : -
Hours Per week : Full Time
Salary : £30,738 to £37,768 per annum
Location : Oxford Road, Manchester
Job Reference : S&E-08889

The Nuclear Physics group at the University of Manchester requests applications for a position working on the development of a clinical patient-specific Molecular Radiotherapy dosimetry system.

The aim of this work is to make a step change in the accuracy of dosimetry calculations for patients undergoing Molecular Radiotherapy at The Christie. This work is expected to lead to better patient prognosis through a more optimised or patient-specific healthcare-therapy service. The project will use patient-specific 3D printed analogues (phantoms) to provide the foundation for developing a personalised Molecular Radiotherapy service. The development of phantoms providing realistic data for calibration and validation of dosimetry calculations is a critical step in this process. Patient-specific phantoms will be imaged using diagnostic and therapeutic radionuclides at The Christie NHS Foundation Trust. These data will be combined with Monte-Carlo simulations to obtain an improved understanding of the doses received by individual organs and tumours.

The work will be based at the University of Manchester but will involve working with Clinical Scientists and other clinicians at The Christie which is a designated centre of excellence for neuroendocrine tumours with the highest number of patient referrals in the UK.

The University invites applications for the above post which is available from 1st November 2016 tenable to 31st July 2019 in the first instance. Post maybe extended subject to successful further funding.

The School of Physics & Astronomy is strongly committed to promoting equality and diversity, including the Athena SWAN Charter for gender equality in higher education.  The School holds a Silver Award which recognises their good practice in relation to gender; including flexible working arrangements, family-friendly policies, and support to allow staff to achieve a good work-life balance.  We particularly welcome applications from women for this post. Appointment will always be made on merit.  For further information, please visit

We positively welcome applications from women, who are currently under-represented at this grade.  Appointment will be made on merit.

The University of Manchester values a diverse workforce and welcomes applications from all sections of the community

Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CV's or applications from Recruitment Agencies.

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:

Name: David Cullen, Reader in Physics


Tel: 0161 275 4153

General enquiries:


Tel: 0161 275 4499

Technical support:


Tel: 01565 818 234

This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date.

Further particulars including job description and person specification are available on the University of Manchester website - click on the 'Apply' button below to find out more.

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