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PhD Scholarship at Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf – Dresden (Germany)

Open Positions 1
Time Span 01 Apr 2019 for 3 years
Application Deadline 20 Jan 2019
Financing no
Type of Position
  • PhD – Individual Supervisor
Field of Research
  • Mathematics / Natural Sciences
Subjects Medical Radiation Physics
Description A member of the Helmholtz Association of German Research Centers, the HZDR employs about 1,100 people. The Center’s focus is on interdisciplinary research in the areas energy, health, and matter.At the Institute of Radiooncology – OncoRay scientists specializing in medicine, physics, biology and IT work together to crucially improve the treatment of cancer by administering radiation therapy that is biologically-personalized and technically-optimized.

As part of the Institute, the Department of Medical Radiation Physics, invites applications as PhD Student (m/f/d). The position will be available from 1 April 2019. The employment contract is limited to three years. The regular weekly working time will be 19.5 hours. The place of work is Dresden-Rossendorf.

The aim of the PhD thesis is the combination of parameters from molecular analyses of tumour material with parameters from medical imaging using advanced machine-learning and deep-learning approaches with the aim to improve personalised cancer therapy.
This contains specifically:
-the development and validation of prognostic biomarkers from medical imaging data for patients with head and neck tumours
-the definition of human-understandable imaging parameters and their association with differently expressed molecular pathways or specific molecular markers
-the combination of molecular and imaging parameters in joint biomarker signatures
-the application of modern machine-learning and deep learning algorithms
-pre-processing and evaluation of medical imaging and molecular data

We offer:
-high scientific professional networking as well as scientific excellence
-internationality and diversity
-interesting and diverse tasks, flexible working hours, salary based on the collective agreement TVöD-Bund
-equality of opportunity and family-friendly structures, corporate health management
-attractive work and research terms in a highly motivated team

If you have any questions, please contact PD Dr. Steffen Löck Tel.: +49 351 458 7408 or Dr. Nicole Klein Tel.: +49 351 458 7440.

Kindly submit your completed application (including cover letter, CV, diplomas/transcripts, etc.) by 20 January 2019 only via Online application

The HZDR is committed to equal opportunity employment and we strongly encourage applications from qualified female candidates. We also carefully consider all applications from job candidates with severe disabilities.

Requirements -Master degree in computer science, biometrics, medical physics, applied mathematics or a closely related field with very good marks
-advanced programming skills are mandatory in at least one programming language (e.g. Python, R, C/ C++)
-knowledge on statistical and machine-learning methods, image analysis and tumour biology is beneficial
-good communication and team working skills in an interdisciplinary environment
-motivation and discipline to carry out reseach independently
-fluently written and spoken English
Working Language
  • English
  • German
Language of Dissertation
  • English
  • German
Required Documents
  • CV
  • Reports, certificates
  • Transcripts
More Information


Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf • Institute of Radiooncology – OncoRay
Dr. Nicole Klein
Bautzener Landstraße 400
01328 Dresden


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