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About the Role
The postdoctoral researcher will be a member of the Medical Physics Research Group (MPRG) and the Priority Research Centre for Cancer Research, Innovation and Translation (PRo-CaRIT). MPRG sits within the School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences in the Faculty of Science and is a leading research group in areas such as treatment verification and MRI.
We are looking to place a postdoctoral researcher to conduct research as part of the NHMRC Project Grant APP1147533 “First ever system to continuously and directly measure the internal anatomy to guide breast cancer radiation treatment under deep inspiration breath hold” under the direct supervision of Chief Investigator Conjoint A/Professor Joerg Lehmann, based at the Calvary Mater Newcastle Hospital.
Specifically, you will:
Conduct research into real-time verification of radiotherapy treatments
Apply for internal and external grant funding schemes
Assist with supervision of RHD students
Write papers and present results at international conferences and institutions.
Skills and Experience
To be successful in this role, you will have:
PhD in physics or closely related discipline
Expertise in one or more of the areas of radiotherapy physics, radiotherapy dosimetry, image processing or analysis
Demonstrated experience in scientific software development
Demonstrated ability to write research articles for publication
Skills in written and verbal communication
Capacity to work independently and as part of a team.
Knowledge of, and experience in adhering to workplace policies and procedures in the areas of work health safety, equity, diversity and promoting a respectful workplace culture.
High level software programming ability
Please note: In accordance with the University's Staff Selection Guidelines, your application will be assessed on the selection criteria found by following the instructions below. It is essential that you address each of the criteria to enable the selection committee to properly assess your application and suitability for interview.
Internal Number: Job Ref# 3593
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