PhD-student for research in clinical radiotherapy

Updated: 3 months ago
Deadline: 03 Oct 2022

PhD-student for research in clinical radiotherapy
PhD-student for research in clinical radiotherapy
Published Deadline Location
today 3 Oct Maastricht

Job description

In this position you will develop, in a team, and in collaboration with a major medical company, several methods to discover treatment errors during photon radiotherapy.

These methods will be based on portal imaging and artificial intelligence (AI). Explainable AI will be incorporated to allow justifying clinical decisions. A novel method to verify AI solutions will be developed. The work entails working with large collections of medical data of lung cancer patients.

  • max. 36 hours per week
  • Maastricht View on Google Maps


  • We are looking for a researcher with an excellent track record as a MSc student (GPA at least 3.5 on a scale of 4) in a field such as (bio)medical engineering, medical physics or data science.
  • Ideally, you have some knowledge of radiotherapy, radiation physics, and imaging.
  • You should have a strong interest in radiotherapy research and technology development.
  • Knowledge on AI methods is an advantage.
  • Excellent programming skills are a must.
  • Our new team member should be a dynamic co-worker, willing to work in a highly motivated team of physicists and physicians.
  • Although you will work in a close team, you should also be able to work independently.
  • If you live abroad, you should be willing to relocate to the Maastricht region of the Netherlands (which is also close to Germany and Belgium).
  • English language proficiency(written and spoken, better than IELTS 7, or equivalent) is required. Proficiency of the Dutch language is not a requirement, but acquiring a basic knowledge is encouraged and facilitated

Conditions of employment

Fixed-term contract: 1 year, which in case of a successful evaluation may be extended for three years.

  • We offer you a fulltime contract (36 hours/week) for an initial period of one year, which in case of a successful evaluation may be extended for three years.
  • The Collective Labor Agreement for Hospitals (“CAO Ziekenhuizen”) applies. Your salary will be according to the salary scale FWG 50 (min. € 2.759,-, gross/month).
  • Furthermore, you will receive an 8.33% holiday allowance and 8.33% end-of-year bonus.
  • We invest in development of people and as such offer a wide range of options for personal development including hard and soft skills courses.
  • We invest in the employability and vitality of our employees and as part of this offer discounts on for example sport subscriptions.
  • Applications from abroad may qualify for the advantageous 30% tax rule and a moving cost reimbursement. In case a residence/work permit is required, our HR department will assist with the application.


The internationally acclaimed state-of-the-art radiotherapy institute Maastro in Maastricht delivers cancer care in the Limburg region of the Netherlands, aiming to cure patients while preventing side effects of the provided treatments.

With about 350 employees, we contribute to this endeavor; not only in patient care, but also in research and business operations. We have started treating patients with proton therapy beginning 2019.

Furthermore, we have wellestablished research groups and we work closely with Maastricht University and Maastricht University Hospital (MUMC+) in the fields of education, clinical and pre-clinical research.

Does working in a dynamic and innovative organization appeal to you? Check our website and get in touch with us.


The research division of Physics Research specializes in the combination of CT imaging, precision irradiation, radiation dose calculations, and dose verification. We work on several areas such as medical imaging, artificial intelligence, and photon and proton therapy. Our overall aim is to enhance radiotherapy treatment quality and safety.

Additional information

Further information about this position will be gladly provided by Prof. Dr. Frank Verhaegen, head of Physics Research, by e-mail: or by calling: +31-88 4455792.

Interested in this position? You can apply until October 3rd, 2022 by uploading your motivation letter and curriculum vitae via the application button. 

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