GRK 2274 “Advanced Medical Physics for Image-guided Cancer Therapy” starts recruiting


The Research Training Group / Graduiertenkolleg GRK 2274 is a joint initiative of the Physics and Medical Faculties of the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU) and the Technische Universität München (TUM) as well as the Helmholtzzentrum München (HMGU). The training programme, funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) for an initial period of 4,5 years, will become operational on October 1st, 2017 (Speaker: Prof. Dr. Katia Parodi/ LMU, Vice Speaker: Prof. Dr. Franz Pfeiffer/ TUM)

Mission and research programme

Cancer is a major societal challenge, where the combination of novel imaging and computational techniques with advanced therapeutic strategies is key to early diagnosis, exact tumour characterization and successful treatment.

The goal GRK2274 is to promote young scientists from natural sciences and medicine in this rapidly growing field of medical physics. GRK2274 covers basic, translational and clinical research, building upon a long tradition of excellence in biomedical research in Munich from the two universities (LMU, TUM) and the research center HMGU. The multi- and interdisciplinary research programme will touch upon innovative areas of computing (research area A), imaging (research area B) and therapy (research area C), addressed in synergistic Ph.D. and M.D. projects with the common goal to advance image-guided cancer therapy.

How to apply

Ideal candidates should hold a highly ranked Master of Science (MSc) in Physics, Biomedical Engineering or Informatics, be fluent in English, have knowledge of medical physics and possess technical proficiency, scientific creativity, fast adaptation to new problems and fruitful collaboration with international and multidisciplinary working teams. Prior experience in software programming and Linux and Windows operating systems is favorable. Disabled candidates are preferentially considered in case of equal qualification. Applications from women are encouraged.

To apply for a position, please go directly to the lower part of the webpage, register and upload all your information an documents (letter of motivation, curriculum vitae, last school certificate, university degree including grades, publication list, other qualification certificates like TOEFL, and two recommendation letters including contact information of your references) until 06.08.2017.

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