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Position: PhD Student
Institution: Paul Scherrer Institut
Location: Villigen, Aargau, Switzerland
Duties: You will be researching different options for increasing the beam intensity and thus the dose delivery speed at the PROScan facility, to potentially open the possibility of treatments of tumours which move with respiration and to apply hypofractionation. You will be investigating new solutions for beam optics, energy modulation system and improvements to the accelerator and control system. Promising solutions will be tested in the Gantry 2 treatment unit at CPT under realistic conditions and dose applications. Additionally, you will review the safety aspects and derive specifications for the monitoring system which would be required to operate at the higher intensities
Requirements: You hold a Master degree in physics, engineering, or a closely related discipline. You have achieved experience (for example, during your Master's thesis) in at least one of the following fields: experimental particle/nuclear physics, detector development or accelerator physics. Moreover you have an interest in experimental work and in the field of medical applications. Good communication skills in English are essential; German communication skills (at least at a basic level) would be an advantage
   
Text: The Paul Scherrer Institute PSI is the largest research institute for natural and engineering sciences within Switzerland. We perform cutting-edge research in the fields of matter and materials, energy and environment and human health. By performing fundamental and applied research, we work on sustainable solutions for major challenges facing society, science and economy. PSI is committed to the training of future generations. Therefore about one quarter of our staff are post-docs, post-graduates or apprentices. Altogether PSI employs 2100 people. For the Technology Development Group within the Center for Proton Therapy we are looking for a PhD Student PROScan upgrade for ultra-fast dose application for moving targets Your tasks You will be researching different options for increasing the beam intensity and thus the dose delivery speed at the PROScan facility, to potentially open the possibility of treatments of tumours which move with respiration and to apply hypofractionation. You will be investigating new solutions for beam optics, energy modulation system and improvements to the accelerator and control system. Promising solutions will be tested in the Gantry 2 treatment unit at CPT under realistic conditions and dose applications. Additionally, you will review the safety aspects and derive specifications for the monitoring system which would be required to operate at the higher intensities. Your profile You hold a Master degree in physics, engineering, or a closely related discipline. You have achieved experience (for example, during your Master's thesis) in at least one of the following fields: experimental particle/nuclear physics, detector development or accelerator physics. Moreover you have an interest in experimental work and in the field of medical applications. Good communication skills in English are essential; German communication skills (at least at a basic level) would be an advantage. We offer Our institution is based on an interdisciplinary, innovative and dynamic collaboration. You will profit from a systematic training on the job, in addition to personal development possibilities and our pronounced vocational training culture. If you wish to optimally combine work and family life or other personal interests, we are able to support you with our modern employment conditions and the on-site infrastructure. The project will be performed at the Center for Proton Therapy in close collaboration with the Large Scale Facilities department of PSI, responsible for the operation and maintenance of the medical cyclotron. The PhD degree will be awarded by the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETHZ) under the supervision of Prof. Tony Lomax. For further information please contact Dr Serena Psoroulas, phone 41 56 310 56 79. Please submit your application online (including addresses of referees) for the position as a PhD Student (index no. 1724-00) by 31st March 2019. Paul Scherrer Institut, Human Resources Management, Srei-Pou An, 5232 Villigen PSI, Switzerland Apply online now
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