PhD Candidate/AIO Biomedical Sciences or Technical Medicine

Position: PhD Candidate/AIO Biomedical Sciences or Technical Medicine

Institution: Leiden/Delft, The Netherlands

Location: Leiden University Medical Center & HollandPTC

Application closes at: Apr 7th, 2019 23:59


As a PhD student you will work on a project to validate MRI techniques that localize and quantify radiation-induced damage to the salivary gland system and to the swallowing muscles, in patients treated with head-and-neck radiotherapy. You will develop MRI sequences in a group of healthy volunteers and patients, and setup a prospective patient study for the clinical validation of  the MRI protocol. Your research will be carried out both in the LUMC and in HollandPTC, the recently opened institute for proton therapy, established by LUMC, Erasmus MC and TU Delft, located in Delft. You will work in a multidisciplinary team, consisting of medical physicists, MR physicists, head-and-neck radiotherapists, head-and-neck radiologists and speech-language pathologists. This project is funded by HollandPTC and VARIAN.