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Postdoc Radiotherapy

We are looking for a postdoc for an exciting research project at the department Radiotherapy at the LUMC in collaboration with HollandPTC.

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Albinusdreef, Leiden, Zuid-Holland
Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
Uren per week:
36 uur
€ 4615 per maand


Radiotherapy is one of the most important treatment modalities for head-and-neck cancer patients. Unfortunately, these patients often experience side-effects from radiotherapy, such as xerostomia and dysphagia, that significantly impair their quality of life. With proton beam therapy (PBT), the damage to healthy structures may be limited, resulting in a better quality of life for these patients. This benefit, needs to be established in clinical trials by patient-reported outcome measures, as well as imaging of the radiation damage to the salivary gland system and to the swallowing muscles. As a postdoc you will work on a project to develop and validate MRI techniques that localize and quantify radiation-induced damage to the relevant normal structures. You will develop MRI sequences in a group of patients and healthy volunteers, and setup a prospective patient study for the clinical validation of  the MRI protocol. Your research will be carried out both in the LUMC and in HollandPTC (proton therapy center) located in Delft. You will work in  a multidisciplinary team, consisting of medical physicists, MR physicists, head-and- neck radiotherapists, head-and-neck radiologists and speech-language pathologists.

In short

·         You hold a PhD in Biomedical Sciences, Technical Medicine or equivalent studies

·         You will develop MRI sequences in a group of patients and healthy volunteers

·         You will work in a multidisciplinary team


We are looking for an enthusiastic and engaged researcher at post-doc level, with a PhD in Biomedical Sciences, Technical Medicine or equivalent studies. Applicants should be interested in MR imaging, functional MRI, image analysis, image registration and radiotherapy: experience in these fields is appreciated. You should be able to work independently as well as in a multidisciplinary team.  Excellent verbal and written communication in English are essential. Candidates without a PhD but with a strong background in this topic could also apply. In that case the possibility for a 4 years full-time PhD trajectory could be considered.


You will be employed on the basis of 36 hours per week. Appointment is for 3 years. Your salary is based on your education and experience and is a maximum of  € 4,615  gross per month for a full time position (scale 10 in the Collective Labour Agreement for University Hospitals).

Additional information

Your career at the LUMC
The LUMC offers opportunities to maintain and develop your knowledge and skills. We offer internal courses and in-service training to help you with your personal development. We also offer services for mobility and career advice.

Contact: dr. E. Astreinidou PhD, Medical Physicist, department of Radiotherapy email: e.astreinidou@lumc.nl, tel: +31 (0)71 529 94 22 

You can also contact prof. dr. U.A. van der Heide, email: u.a.van_der_heide@lumc.nl