Therapeutic Radiology (TR), Diagnostic Radiology (DX), Nuclear Medicine (NM)
Health and Medicine: Imaging, Medical Physics: Nuclear Medicine, Medical Physics: Radiation Oncology
The Joint Department of Physics conducts and translates research and development of medical physics into clinical practice. The department is a collaboration of academic and clinical staff from The Institute of Cancer Research and The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust. Within the department we initiate the next generation of radiotherapy treatments by combining the most recent developments in cancer biology, cancer therapeutics and medical physics in a truly interdisciplinary approach.
For a new research program “Adaptive Data-driven Radiation Oncology” funded by CRUK we are looking for three enthusiastic Post-Doctoral training fellows to start as soon as possible.
The strong trend towards the implementation of Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy (SBRT) and hypo-fractionated treatments for most common localized cancer types makes the control of geometrical uncertainties a central issue for the safe and successful practice of modern radiotherapy (RT). This geometrical accuracy becomes even more important for reliable targeting of smaller biological tumour sub-volumes in which substantially increased radiation boost doses are delivered.
The successful candidates will use advances in physics, engineering and computer science to develop innovative dose delivery and patient imaging technologies aiming to provide the highest quality of precision RT treatments.
We are seeking a highly motivated and creative post-doctoral training fellow who is focused on a career in research to join our team. The post-doctoral training fellow will contribute to an exciting programme of work funded by CRUK, that will develop the next generation of 4D ultrasound imaging techniques to image and localise soft-tissues for the purpose of guiding advanced radiotherapy techniques, such as stereotactic body radiotherapy and adaptive radiotherapy. The successful candidate will work in an interdisciplinary team of medical physicists, computer scientists and clinicians in the Joint Department of Physics at the Institute of Cancer Research and the Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust and be part of a team of post-doctoral research fellows who will work on several different image guidance modalities for radiotherapy. She/He will develop a clinical demonstrator and ultrasound imaging solutions that drive forward the use of ultrasound in radiotherapy and exploit the complimentary nature of X-ray imaging (for bony anatomy) and ultrasound imaging (for soft tissue).
She/He will work with the Imaging for Radiotherapy Adaptation Team who are primarily focused on the development and application of novel imaging technology to guide radiotherapy and monitor treatment response to enable clinicians to adapt radiotherapy according to the individual to improve patient outcomes. The work will be conducted in collaboration with Professor Jeff Bamber’s Ultrasound and Optics Imaging team at the ICR who have extensive expertise in a number of ultrasonic imaging techniques. The teams have a number of clinical and research ultrasound scanners (Verasonics) and as part of this study will acquire a state-of-the-art imaging probe that will enable the implementation of novel beam forming and data acquisition strategies that will be developed within this project.
Applicants will hold a PhD in Physics, Engineering or another relevant field and ideally have experience in ultrasound hardware development and/or ultrasound image reconstruction.
To apply, please upload your CV and complete an application form with the supporting statement section (addressing how you meet the person specification and including the names and contact details of two referees) using the ICR’s e-recruitment system, job ref 2022.
For more details, please refer to the job description on our site.
Closing date for applications - 11 April 2020.
The post is offered as fixed-term contract for 3.5 years
Additional Salary Information: Dependent on previous postdoctoral experience £32,200 is a starting salary for pre-viva applicants. Salary range for applicants who completed PhD is £37,850 - £39,350 dependent on previous postdoctoral experience
Internal Number: 1022
About The Institute of Cancer Research
The Institute of Cancer Research, London, is one of the world’s most influential cancer research institutes, with an outstanding record of achievement dating back more than 100 years. We provided the first convincing evidence that DNA damage is the basic cause of cancer, laying the foundation for the now universally accepted idea that cancer is a genetic disease. Today, The Institute of Cancer Research (ICR) leads the world at isolating cancer-related genes and discovering new targeted drugs for personalised cancer treatment.
Under the leadership of our Chief Executive, Professor Paul Workman FRS, the ICR is ranked as the UK’s leading academic research centre. Together with our partner The Royal Marsden, we are rated in the top five cancer centres globally.
Since 2005 we have discovered 20 drug candidates and progressed 10 into clinical trials. In 2018/19 we employed ,108 staff. Over the academic year, there were 200 students registered in research degrees and 141 MSc students with the ICR. In 2018/19 we had a total income of £167.4 million and our total expenditure was £143.3 million. We spent £136.1m, or 95 per cent, of our expenditure on research activity. The ICR is the m...ost successful higher education institution in the UK at earning invention income from its research per member of research staff.
The ICR is committed to attracting, developing and retaining the best minds in the world to join us in our mission – to make the discoveries that defeat cancer.
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