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Postdoctoral Researcher (Physics)

University of Oxford - Department of Oncology

Location: Oxford
Salary: £32,236 to £39,609 Grade 7, per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 25th March 2019
Closes: 24th April 2019
Job Ref: 139979

Department of Oncology, Radiobiology Research Institute, Churchill Hospital, Headington, Oxford OX3 7LJ

Grade 7:  £32,236 - £39,609 per annum

An opportunity has arisen for a highly motivated physicist to join the advanced radiation oncology group, led by Dr Maria Hawkins, which focuses on improving radiotherapy techniques for gastro-intestinal malignancies 

You will provide expert medical physics scientific support in a range of areas of work related to radiotherapy research and development related to MRI linac technology and SBRT.

You will work in close collaboration with clinical academics, radiotherapy and radiotherapy physics staff to ensure the translation of research finding into clinical practice. As part of the role you will be expected to manage your own academic research, adapting existing and developing new scientific techniques and experimental protocols.  You will test hypotheses and analyse scientific data from a variety of sources, regularly producing high quality data and report suitable for publication and for submission in the context of grant proposals and generating research income.

You must be able to fulfil the role of Medical Physicist as required by the Ionising Radiations (Medical Exposures) Regulations 2000, IR(ME)R (Statutory Instrument 2000 No.1059) in an area of Radiotherapy Physics, e.g. radiotherapy imaging, treatment planning, radiation dosimetry etc.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and proactive individual with a PhD (or working towards) in imaging, medical physics or a related subject (applied mathematics) and with clinical experience of dose calculation and planning.  You are expected to have significant expertise in computer modelling, imaging and applied mathematics, and medical physics but with a pragmatic mind set to guide the first steps of implementation in a clinical environment.

Experience with different computing environments and development of high-level computer code would be advantageous.

This is a full-time post offered for two years in the first instance.

All applicants must complete a short application form, upload a CV and supporting statement.

The closing date for applications is 24 April 2019.

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