Postdoc – Ultra high dose rate FLASH radiation therapy – Schueler Laboratory

The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

Houston, TX

ID: 7093085
Posted: January 28, 2022
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Position Title: Postdoctoral Fellow
Department: Radiation Physics
Division: Radiation Oncology
Reports to: Faculty (Emil Schueler, Ph.D.)

The Schueler lab in the Department of Radiation Physics at UT MD Anderson Cancer Center is seeking multiple postdoctoral fellows. Our focus is on developing technical solutions for FLASH radiation therapy (RT), to implement those solutions to gain insight into the biological effects of FLASH RT, and to pave the way for clinical translation. Current focus of interest is on the development of stable irradiation platforms, new detectors and new dosimetry protocols, and the optimization of the FLASH effect in vivo. Successful applicants would be part of an established, well-funded, committed, and productive interdisciplinary research team.

Candidates for this position should have a Ph.D. in Engineering, Physical Sciences, Computer Science, BioPhysics, or a related field. Successful applicants must be highly motivated, independent, and must have experience with scientific computer programming (C/C++, Matlab, Python). Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required. Experience with radiation physics, radiation measurements, radiation biology and/or electrical engineering are preferred. Experience within in vitro or in vivo trials is a plus. The individual is expected to work within a large group of motivated interdisciplinary researchers including clinicians, postdoctoral fellows and other research staff.

SUPERVISION:
Received: Scientific Mentor
Given: Laboratory Assistants, undergrad, and grad students

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
- Develops technical tools for FLASH RT
- Develops novel dosimeters and dosimetry protocols
- Contribute to radiobiological studies
- Documents, analyzes, and maintains research data
- Mentors, oversees, and/or trains junior research team members
- Publishes and presents research findings
- May assist in the administration of research project
- Performs all other duties as assigned

The Division of Radiation Oncology provides clinical, research, and education services to one of the largest and most advanced radiation oncology centers in the United States. The Division of Radiation Oncology is uniquely equipped for research-driven patient care as well as research and development of new technologies.

Interested applicants should submit a CV with a full list of publications, a brief statement of research interest (2 page maximum), and the contact details of three references to:

Emil Schueler, Assistant Professor
E-mail: [email protected]

MD Anderson Cancer Center is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, disability or veteran status except where such distinction is required by law. All positions at MD Anderson Cancer Center are security sensitive and subject to examination of criminal history record information. MD Anderson Cancer Center is a smoke-free and drug-free environment.


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Contact Information:

Emil Schueler, PhD
[email protected]
UT MD Anderson Cancer Center
1515 Holcombe Blvd
Houston,Texas
United States