Professor of Medical Physics (1.0 fte)

University of Groningen

KVI-Center for Advanced Radiation Technology

The University of Groningen is one of the oldest and largest in the Netherlands and is ranked within the global top 100. The KVI - Center for Advanced Radiation Technology (KVI-CART) is an international research institute and operates the superconducting cyclotron facility AGOR. The Center reports directly to the Executive Board of the University of Groningen and is strongly involved in the educational programmes of the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences. KVI-CART performs basic research on subatomic and astroparticle physics and application‐driven research on and physics in medicine. The Medical Physics Group, one of the research groups within KVI-CART, focuses on topics related to the clinical application of radiation, both for diagnostics and therapy. The group combines physics expertise with clinical knowledge and experience available at the University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG) in order to optimize existing applications of radiation and to investigate innovative applications and develop them for clinical use.

Job description
At this moment, a facility dedicated for proton therapy (the Groningen Proton Therapy Center; GPTC) is under construction at the campus of the UMCG. Within this framework KVI-CART has unique links with the University Medical Center Groningen which results in an extended multi‐disciplinary research cluster in which all aspects of radiation physics, biology, imaging, big‐data analysis, and therapy are present. UMCG and KVI-CART together with several other parties, have established the PARticle Therapy REsearch Center (PARTREC), research collaboration with a broad research programme aiming to further improve the quality of proton therapy treatment. The GPTC facility at the UMCG and the AGOR facility within KVI-CART will be unique in combining treatment with an R&D programme to demonstrate the clinical and economic benefits and to continuously improve proton therapy technology and the treatment itself.

The University of Groningen seeks to appoint a Full Professor of Medical Physics within the KVI - Center for Advanced Radiation Technology. The appointee will conduct internationally leading research on the development and application of techniques and instruments for improving radiation‐based diagnostics and therapy. The Professor will develop an excellent national and international research programme in medical physics with a strong focus on the improvement of radiation therapy and contribute to relevant educational programmes in the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences and the Faculty of Medicine. The candidate should have an internationally strong publication record and reputation in medical physics and proven ability to secure competitive research funds.

Conditions of employment
An executive search exercise is being undertaken by Perrett Laver to assist the recruitment committee. Perrett Laver may be contacted for informal enquiries and questions about the post on +44 (0)20 7340 6202 or Applications can be uploaded at quoting reference number 2507, and should consist of a covering letter explaining motivation and qualifications for the position and a full curriculum vitae. The deadline for applications for this position is 12 noon (CEST) on Monday 19th September.

Additional information
For additional information, please contact:
Perrett Laver
+44 (0)20 7340 6202,

In your application, please always include the job opening ID 216239