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Helm­holtz-Zen­trum Dres­den-Ros­sen­dorf e.V.

With cutting-edge research in the fields of ENERGY, HEALTH and MATTER, around 1,500 employees from more than 70 nations at Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden- Rossendorf (HZDR) are committed to mastering the great challenges facing society today.

At the Institute of Radiooncology – OncoRay scientists (f/m/d) specializing in medicine, physics, biology and IT work together to crucially improve the treatment of cancer by administering radiation therapy that is biologically-personalized and technically-optimized.

The Department of Medical Radiation Physics is looking for a PhD Student (f/m/d) Compensation strategies for advanced proton beam treatment planning in magnetic fields.

PhD Student (f/m/d) Compensation strategies for advanced proton beam treatment planning in magnetic fields

Working field:

  • Development of scientific results in the field of MR-integrated proton therapy in the research group ‘Experimental MR-integrated proton therapy’ (Prof. Dr. Aswin Hoffmann), especially on the topic ‘Compensation strategies for advanced proton beam treatment planning in magnetic fields’ as a basis for the preparation of the dissertation
  • Literature research
  • Development of methods to optimise the proton dose distribution in the presence of magnetic fields
  • Planning, implementation and evaluation of computer simulations
  • Publication and presentation of scientific results


  • Completed university studies (Master) in the field of Mathematics, computer science, physics or related
  • In-depth knowledge in the field of operations research / numerical optimisation algorithms
  • Programming experience in Python, MATLAB, C is an advantage
  • A pro-active working attitude
  • Independent work, also within a multidisciplinary team
  • Good written and oral language skills in English

What we offer:

  • A vibrant research community in an open, diverse and international work environment
  • Scientific excellence and extensive professional networking opportunities
  • A structured PhD program with a comprehensive range of continuing education and networking opportunities - more information about the PhD program at the HZDR can be found here
  • Salary and social benefits in accordance with the collective agreement for the public sector (TVöD-Bund) including 30 days of paid holiday leave, company pension scheme (VBL)
  • We support a good work-life balance with the possibility of part-time employment, mobile working and flexible working hours
  • Numerous company health management offerings
  • Employee discounts with well-known providers via the platform Corporate Benefits
  • An employer subsidy for the "Deutschland-Ticket Jobticket"

How to apply:

We look forward to receiving your application documents (including cover letter, CV,
diplomas/transcripts, etc.), which you can submit via our online-application-system: