Development of innovative Positron Emission Tomography for range monitoring in proton beam therapy
IFJ PAN offers a Postdoctoral position (1 year, PLN 10000/month brutto) aiming at development of a new proton beam therapy range monitoring method based on plastic scintillator positron emission tomography (J-PET technology). The fellow will conduct GATE Monte Carlo simulations of beta+ isotopes produced with proton beams for different J-PET setup configurations, phantoms and patient data as well as PET image reconstruction using CASTOR/QETIR software. The fellow will be also involved in the analysis of results obtained in experiments and simulations with J-PET.
The project will be conducted in the frame of NCBiR Lider project lead by Dr. Antoni Rucinski in IFJ PAN (www.ifj.edu.pl/dept/no6/nz62/ar/) in collaboration with Pawel Moskal research group at Jagiellonian University (http://koza.if.uj.edu.pl/pet/).
The application deadline is February 28, 2020. Interview: 1-15.03.2020.
Desired skills and experience
- Radiation therapy/proton therapy/medical physics
- GATE/Geant4 Monte Carlo simulations (or similar)
- CASTOR/QETIR for PET image reconstruction (or similar)
- A solid background in data analysis, computer programming (C++ and/or Python)
- Dealing with computational clusters
- PhD in Physics, Natural Sciences, Computer Sciences, Engineering or related
- Fluency in english
About the employer
Institute of Nuclear Physics PAN (https://www.ifj.edu.pl/en/index.php) is a leading physics research institute in Poland. IFJ PAN Cyclotron Center Bronowice (CCB; https://ccb.ifj.edu.pl/en.home.html) is the first proton beam therapy centre in Poland and is currently in clinical operation. A prestigious A+ grade was assigned to IFJ PAN in the recent national ranking of institutions. IFJ PAN is leading cutting-edge cancer research projects in the field of proton beam therapy.Areas of Research
- Medical Imaging
- Medical Physics
- Computer Programming