Postdoctoral Fellow in Medical Radiation Physics

Position: The position involves research and developent of a comprehensive methodology that includes measurement and simulation procedures to account for stray radiation dose in patients with lymphoma or/and brain tumours that receive radiation therapy with photon o

Institution: Department of Physics, Medical Radiation Physics Division

Location: Stockholm University

Application closes at: Apr 30th, 2021 10:27

URL: https://www.fysik.su.se/english/about-us/vacancies/postdoctoral-fellow-in-medical-radiation-physics-1.547427

Postdoctoral Fellow in Medical Radiation Physics

The position involves research and development of a comprehensive methodology that includes measurement and simulation procedures to account for stray radiation dose in patients with lymphoma or/and brain tumours that receive radiation therapy with photon or proton beams. 

The position will be associated with the project SINFONIA - Radiation risk appraisal for detrimental effects from medical exposure during management of patients with lymphoma or brain tumour (sinfonia-appraisal.eu). The project is funded from the Euratom research and training programme under grant agreement No 945196. The project is focused on the development of a comprehensive system for personalised dosimetry in radiotherapy accounting for stray radiation dose and the risks associated with it.

Personalised models of patients will be used with analytical algorithms to estimate dose distributions in out-of-field and partially exposed organs during photon radiation therapy. Treatment protocols applied in the clinic will be used together with machine-specific parameters to simulate dose delivery characteristics. Measurements and Monte Carlo simulations will be used to estimate out-of-field and in-field dose distribution from stray radiation (neutrons) during proton therapy with the beam scanning technique.