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DepartmentDepartment of Radiation Oncology
Work locationGroningen
Employment32
Apply no later than19 August 2021

Working environment

The University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG) is one of the largest university hospitals and the first in the Netherlands with an integrated state of the art photon and proton academic radiation oncology department. Currently, radiotherapy treatments are provided for over 4,500 patients annually in the Department of Radiation Oncology. The department is part of the UMCG Comprehensive Cancer Center, with 21 multidisciplinary tumor boards, and provides the highest level of oncologic services. The department is actively involved in patient care, research, education and training.
The UMC Groningen Proton Therapy Center, part of our Department, started to treat patients with IBA pencil beam scanning technology in January 2018.

Medical Physics and Instrumentation is a division of the Department of Radiation Oncology that currently includes over 50 people: 19 Medical Physicists, furthermore, medical physics residents, physicists, IT engineers, accelerator engineers, PhD students and post-doctoral fellows. The group is responsible for the quality and safety of clinical dose delivery and is commited to development and innovation of radiotherapy technologies and treatment techniques. The division is at the forefront of a variety of projects related to equipment, techniques and procedures for our proton and photon therapy facilities, in multi-disciplinary teams. Major developments are related to imaging, proton beam delivery, robust and adaptive treatment planning, positioning and dosimetry verification.
The most advanced equipment is applied for this purpose, in particular 9 Elekta and Brainlab/Varian linear accelarators, 2 IBA proton pencil beam scanning technology gantries, 3 CT’s, MRI, PET/CT, RaySearch Treatment Planning and Elekta HDR brachytherapy.

Job description

  • Responsibility in further deployment of proton and photon therapy in Groningen.
  • Development of procedures and techniques for photon and proton treatment.
  • Participation in quality assurance of equipment and procedures in radiotherapy.
  • Clinical support.
  • Research, development and education.

What do we need

  • A Medical Physicist (PhD or MSc) with a registration as Medical Physicist in Radiation Oncology in the Dutch register, or alternatively a foreign registration as Medical Physicist that is eligible for Dutch recognition. Also residents that are close to the completion of their training as Dutch Medical Physicist in Radiation Oncology may apply.
  • Experience in proton therapy and/or research and/or MRI guided radiotherapy is preferred but not mandatory.
  • Excellent team player, thorough in documentation, clear in communication, service-oriented, flexible.
  • Fluent in Dutch and/or English. We will facilitate learning Dutch as needed.

The UMCG has a preventive Hepatitis B policy. The UMCG can provide you with the vaccination, should it be required for your position.

In case of specific professions a ‘Certificate of Good Conduct’ is required.

What do we offer

An appointment for one year (0.9 – 1.0 FTE) with perspective on a permanent position. Your salary will be a maximum of € 7.298,- gross per month (scale 14), depending on your qualifications and relevant experience, based on a full-time appointment.
In addition, the UMCG will offer you 8% holiday pay, an 8.3% end-of-year bonus. Terms of employment are according to the Collective Agreement (CAO) for University Medical Centers in the Netherlands.

More information

For more information about this vacancy you may contact:

  • Prof. dr. Stefan Both, telephone +31 50 361 5532, e-mail address Contact
  • Dr. Aart van ’t Veld, telephone +31 50 361 3674, e-mail address Contact

Applying for a job

Please use the the digital application form at the bottom of this page - only these will be processed.
You can apply until 19 August 2021.
Within half an hour after sending the digital application form you will receive an email- confirmation with further information.
Do not wait too long with your application. Interesting candidates may be already be contacted and invited for an (online) interview within the application period.