Assistant professor in medical physics

Updated: 4 months ago

The Research Unit of Oncology , Department of Clinical Research, invites applications for a position as assistant professor in medical physics to be filled as soon as possible and for a period of 3 years.

Laboratory of Radiation physics:

The assistant professor will be part of the research group at the Laboratory of Radiation Physics, Odense University Hospital.
The Laboratory consists of 12 physicists, 2 computer scientists, 12 radiographers, 6 technicians, and 1 secretary. In addition, there is a research unit within medical physics consisting of 1 professor, 1 assistant professor and 3 Ph.D. students as well as 2 part time computer scientists. The current assistant professor position is an expansion of the current research group.

Research profile and tasks:

Odense University Hospital has recently purchased an MR-linac, for which the installation will start at the end of 2017. An MR-linac opens a number of new possibilities and challenges, which this new position should contribute to meet. This position as assistant professor will have primary focus on the MR related research topics currently running in the Laboratory of Radiation Physics, and will involve both local and international research partners.

The research areas of the Laboratory of Radiation Physics are primarily related to clinical research. It will be expected that the research performed by the new assistant professor will contribute to the current research fields of the laboratory, which primarily are related to extraction of functional and biological information from medical images, improvement of image quality, adaptive radiotherapy, and statistical modeling of clinical data. 

The new assistant professor will refer to the head of research at the Department of Clinical Oncology, professor, chief physician, DMSc Jørn Herrstedt and to the Head of the Department of Clinical Research, professor Kirsten Kyvik.

Teaching profile and tasks:

The assistant professor will be asked to participate in the Faculty’s master and Ph.D. education programmes.

Expectations of qualifications:

•    A Ph.D. in physics
•    Preferable educated within medical physics on a level comparable with a Danish bachelor degree (a three year post graduate education)
•    Research experience  within physics/biophysics as well as within medical physics
•    Experience with MR related research
•    Working knowledge on computer programming related to image analysis
•    Existing research collaborations with other research institutions or industrial partners

Further information regarding the position can be obtained from professor Carsten Brink, Laboratory of Radiation Physics, Department of Oncology, Odense University Hospital, e-mail or from the head of the Department of Clinical Research, Kirsten Ohm Kyvik, e-mail

Additional information is available at the links below. 

The successful applicant will be employed in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and AC (the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations).

Applications will be assessed by an expert committee. Applicants will be informed of their assessment by the university.

If the successful applicant has no documented teaching experience corresponding to assistant professor level, the applicant will be engaged on a trial basis for the first 18 months.

Applications – including the required attachments – must be sent via the below-mentioned link “Apply online". Only online applications will be accepted. Attached files must be Adobe PDF or Word format. Each field in the application form can contain up to max. 10 Mb.

The application must contain (as pdf.- or docx.-files):

• an application
• a detailed CV
• degree certificates (inclusive of Ph.D.-diploma)
• a complete and numbered list of publications
• up to 5 scientific peer-reviewed publications which the candidate considers as most important for the position. Please notice that one pdf.- or docx.-file must be attached for each publication.
• a teaching portfolio which details the candidate’s prior teaching experience, teaching skills, and teaching philosophy
• a research plan which details the candidate’s ideas and plans for her/his future research work. 

Only applications written in English will be accepted for evaluation.

Incomplete applications with regard to the above-mentioned requirements will not be assessed.

Further particulars concerning the application - please see the link below.

The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

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