PhD position at the Department of Medical Physics, Faculty of Physics of the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU)
Position: PhD position in Physics investigating proton computed tomography (CT) imaging using pencil beam scanning for image guidance in particle therapy
Institution: Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU)
Application closes at: Nov 30th, 2017 00:00
In a research project funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) based at the Department of Medical Physics, Faculty of Physics of the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU), a PhD position in Physics investigating proton computed tomography (CT) imaging using pencil beam scanning for image guidance in particle therapy is available. The general goals of the project are twofold: (1) Develop experimental procedures allowing the realization of FMpCT at a clinical proton therapy facility and (2) comparison of FMpCT with state of the art x-ray cone beam CT (CBCT) imaging. In the course of the project, both pencil beam scanning pCT and FMpCT will be tested experimentally at a collaborating proton therapy center equipped with a pre-clinical pCT prototype. In parallel to the experimental work, a simulation infrastructure for both FMpCT and CBCT imaging will be set up, allowing comparis on studies as well as optimizing the experimental procedures. The research project will offer a broad spectrum of tasks including the further development of the LMU’s extensive simulation infrastructure.
Moreover, several visits to the collaborating proton therapy center, located in the US, for experimental work will be required. The salary will be 50% TV-L E13 for a duration of typically 36 months.
In order to apply for the position please send your electronic application (letter of motivation, curriculum vitae, last school certificate and university degree, publication list, other qualification certificates such as TOEFL, and two references), preferably in PDF format, until 30.11.2017 to the project leaders.
More information about the PhD opening can be found in the attachment.