One of the aims of the RAPTOR project is to promote the exchange of expertise by creating a network of collaborative specialists in the field of cancer therapy with a specific focus on particle therapy. In this connection, we would like to highlight that several Ph.D. positions are open within the Research Training Group GRK2274 on “Advanced Medical Physics for Image-Guided Cancer Therapy” (www.grk2274.de), funded by the German Research Foundation.
The DFG-funded Research Training Group GRK2274 “Advanced Medical Physics for Image-Guided Cancer Therapy” is a joint initiative of the Physics and Medical Faculties of the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU) and the Technische Universität München (TUM) as well as the Helmholtzzentrum München.
In this context, GRK2274 offers PhD positions in Physics, Biomedical Engineering and Informatics for working on a wide range of multi- and interdisciplinary projects in the major areas of computing (Monte Carlo simulations, medical image computing, machine learning), imaging (phase-con-trast CT, spectral CT, functional PET and MRI) and therapy (adaptive radiotherapy, particle therapy, photodynamic therapy, radionuclide therapy). All projects share the common goal of advancing image-guided cancer treatment by fostering improvement in detection and characterization of tumour and normal tissue as well as optimization of treatment planning and delivery.
Admission to the program will enable pursuing cutting-edge fundamental, translational and clinical research in the above-mentioned areas, and will include an original qualification con-cept featuring a broad spectrum of compulsory and eligible training activities, to ensure not only academic excellence and scientific independence, but also the development of funda-mental personal effectiveness. The successful candidates will work in highly motivated and well established teams within a multidisciplinary and international network embedded in a stim-ulating scientific environment with a long tradition of collaboration and excellence in biomedical research, with outstanding research and clinical infrastructures.
The deadline for submitting an application is July 31st, 2021. More information can be found at https://www.grk2274.de/application/a8b9f9eaed62b02e