Researcher/Technical research support – Department of Oncology and Medical Physics, Haukeland University Hospital

​Department of Oncology and Medical Physics is the main regional cancer clinic of Western Norway. We are responsible for most forms of advanced non-surgical cancer treatments in Helse Vest RHF (Rogaland, Hordaland, Sogn og Fjordane counties). In addition to patient care we also develop and implement new treatment strategies. We currently have a vacant 3-year position as Researcher/Technical research support. This position is linked to the project «Establishing a framework for interdisciplinary clinical particle therapy research at Haukeland University Hospital», with funding from Bergen Research Foundation (BFS). The main objective is to develop and implement models, strategies and technology to offer improved radiation treatment with modern photon- and proton/particle therapy. Proton therapy is a modality for treatment of cancer that is under planning in Norway with tentative start up for treatment of patients from 2024. The candidate is expected to contribute with own research within the aim and objectives of this project as well as assisting ongoing research and project development activities. Development and use of software to facilitate radiobiological modelling, adaptive radiotherapy, treatment course simulations, dose accumulation and dose painting within the ongoing research projects are key tasks.

The job position has a time-frame of 3 years. The candidate will be a part of the interdisciplinary clinical radiotherapy research group at Department of Oncology and Medical Physics, Haukeland University Hospital.

Qualification Requirements
• Applicants must hold a Master’s degree or equivalent in physics, mathematics, statistics, computer science, physics or bioinformatics. If the diploma is not in English or Scandinavian language, a review from NOKUT (or documentation that NOKUT has received your application) is required to ensure the level and scope in relation to a Norwegian master’s degree.
• Documented programming skills in Python, C++, C#, R or equivalent. 
• Fluent in oral and written English and/or Norwegian
• Highly motivated and able to solve problems independently as well as in a team
• Interest in clinical applications

The following are considered advantageous
• PhD and/or authorship of publications relevant for the research topic
• Experience in any or all of the following: science communication, interdisciplinary and translational research, radiotherapy (photons- or proton/particle), medical imaging or image processing.
• Documented software development (e.g. GitHub contributions)
• Experience with building computer models and running computer simulations (e.g. Monte Carlo simulations)
• Experience with Linux operative system
• Good interdisciplinary communication skills 

We can offer
• Professional development in an interdisciplinary academic environment
• A local network supporting the clinical implementation of developed methods
• Possibilities of collaboration with well-established groups in the field of radio and particle therapy
• Salary on appointment
• Pension scheme in KLP

Application can be submitted before 11th of November 2018 via the official announcement (in Norwegian):

The application must include
• Letter of application, 1-2 pages, explaining your research interests and the motivation including a description/definition of your own research contribution into the project
• Curriculum Vitae (summarizing education, positions and academic work)
• Transcripts and diplomas showing completion of the master's degrees.
• A list of academic publications
• Academic publications that you want to submit for assessment (including your master’s thesis or equivalent)
• Names and contact details of at least two references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and telephone number).
Please note that all documents should be in English (or a Scandinavian language).

When evaluating the application, emphasis will be given to the applicant's academic and personal prerequisites for the vacant position as well as the relevance and quality of his/her own research ideas. Applicants may be invited for an interview.

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