Do you want to contribute to top quality medical research?

Our group is conducting interdisciplinary research in radiation therapy. We are located at the Karolinska University hospital, next to the hospital‘s radiotherapy facilities. Most group members are clinically active in the fields of medical physics and radiation oncology.

Your mission

The aim of this work is to participate in fine-tuning and finalizing two already started projects within radiation dosimetry: (i) Monte Carlo simulation, using the so-called Topas Monte Carlo code of a particular setup. The setup is used in an ongoing biology project involving irradation of young mice to study effects of ionizing radiation on the growing skeleton. The equipment for mice irradiation at KI (kV irradiator, dedicated collimator, mouse geometry from CT data in form of so-called DICOM images). Monte Carlo simulations are tob e validated through comparison with experimental data. (ii) Monte Carlo simulations to study the effect of ocular shields in head and neck cancer brachytherapy in realistic patient and treatment geometries deduced from DICOM CT images.

Your profile

The applicant must have an education focused on medical radiation physics. It is preferrably if the applicant is, or will soon, be a licensed medical physicist. Experience with the Topas Monte Carlo code for radiation transport for dosimetrical application is required. Experience from use of other Monte Carlo codes are valuable. Personal qualities are highly valued.

What do we offer?

A creative and inspiring environment with wide-ranging expertise and interests. Karolinska Institutet is one of the world's leading medical universities. Our vision is to pursue the development of knowledge about life and to promote a better health for all. At Karolinska Institutet, we conduct successful medical research and hold the largest range of medical education in Sweden. Karolinska Institutet is also a state university, which entitles you to several good benefits through our collective agreement. And you get to practice freely in our modern wellness facilities, where trained staff are on site.

Location: Solna

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Welcome to apply at the latest 17th June.

The application is to be submitted through the Varbi recruitment system.In this recruitment, you will apply with your CV without a personal letter. Instead, you will answer some questions about why you are applying for the job in the application form. 

This is a temporary position for 5 month. 

Want to make a difference? Join us and contribute to better health for all

Type of employment Temporary position
Contract type Full time
First day of employment 1st July
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100 %
City Solna
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number STÖD 2-2346/2024
  • Åsa Carlsson Tedgren,
Union representative
  • Helen Eriksson, OFR,
  • Henry Wölling, Seko,
  • Per Hydbring/Nick Tobin, SACO,
Published 03.Jun.2024
Last application date 17.Jun.2024 11:59 PM CEST

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