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Doctoral and postdoctoral positions for ERC project “Small animal proton Irradiator for Research in Molecular Image-guided radiation-Oncology (SIRMIO)”

Einrichtung: Fakultät für Physik
(Chair of Medical Physics - Prof. Dr. Katia Parodi)
Besetzungsdatum: next possible date
Ende der Bewerbungsfrist: 28.02.2018
Entgeltgruppe: TV-L
Befristung: 3 years

Es besteht grundsätzlich die Möglichkeit der Teilzeitbeschäftigung.

Die Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU) ist eine der renommiertesten und größten Universitäten Deutschlands.


To strengthen our team at the Chair of Medical Physics of the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich we are offering 1 Postdoctoral position (3 years) and 1 PhD position (3 years) for acoustic / ultrasound imaging within the ERC project SIRMIO (Small animal proton Irradiator for Research in Molecular Image-guided radia-tion-Oncology, PI Prof. Dr. Katia Parodi).

Your tasks

• Realization and characterization of a setup for detection of ionoacoustic waves induced by proton energy deposition within a novel small animal proton irradiator
• Combination of ionoacoustics with latest ultrasound morphological imaging
• Demonstration and validation of the combined ionoacoustic/ultrasound imaging setup in the labora-tory and at clinical proton beamlines, including integration in the small-animal irradiator prototype


Our specific requirements (Postdoc position)

• PhD or similar in physics or biomedical engineering
• Expertise in optoacoustics and/or ultrasound imaging, both in detector development and reconstruc-tion techniques
• Experience in planning and execution of experimental campaigns in international collaborations
• Ability to work independently and to guide co-workers

Our specific requirements (PhD position)

• MSc in physics or biomedical engineering

Our general requirements (for both positions)

• Practical experience with detector signal processing and data acquisition/reconstruction techniques
• Experience in coding and documentation standards, programming languages (preferably C/C++, Py-thon, MATLAB) and Linux and Windows OS
• High level of creativity
• Fluent English knowledge (spoken and written)

The LMU Chair of Medical Physics offers a multi-disciplinary environment and works on various core-topics of ion beam therapy. With the SIRMIO project, we aim to provide a novel platform for high precision, image guided proton irradiation of small animals. The main goal of your work will be to implement a novel system relying on ionoacoustics and ultrasound imaging, to enable in-situ and real-time sub-millimeter proton range verification with simultaneous anatomical co-registration.

The working place will be at the Forschungszentrum Garching, which is well connected with public transpor-tation to the city of Munich. Disabled candidates are preferentially considered in case of equal qualification. Applications from women are encouraged.

Schwerbehinderte Bewerber / Bewerberinnen werden bei ansonsten im Wesentlichen gleicher Eignung bevorzugt.


Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
Department for Medical Physics (LS Parodi)
Am Coulombwall 1
85748 Garching

If you are interested in one of these positions, please send us your application (letter of motivation, curricu-lum vitae, last school certificate, university degree including grades, publication list [if applicable], other qualification certificates like TOEFL) indicating your earliest possible entry date until the 28th of February 2018 via email to:


Andrea Leinthaler
Phone: 089 289-14078