Postdoc - Head-and-neck cancer radiotherapy research

Head and neck cancer is diagnosed in approximately 3000 patients every year and radiotherapy is one of the primary locoregional treatment modalities. Radiotherapy is a treatment modality of cancer where patients receive a high radiation dose localized to the tumour. However, tumours in the head-and-neck anatomy are surrounded by multiple organs at risk that will also receive radiation dose leading to a variety of side effects. The goals of this project are 1) to analyse possible associations between the dose to healthy tissue and side effects. 2) to setup studies to improve the accuracy of radiation delivery using a novel MR-Linac and 3) to analyse the outcome of previous studies aiming to improve the accuracy and efficacy of head and neck radiotherapy.

We are looking for a highly motivated postdoc.

Does this appeal to you and can you identify yourself with the following conditions, we would like to invite you to apply:

  • A PhD in technical medicine or similar;
  • An interest in head-and-cancer radiotherapy, image processing and statistical analysis;
  • Team player in a challenging diverse clinical environment;
  • Fluent in spoken and written English.

contract: 2 years.

You will work in a dynamic international scientific environment and collaborate with colleagues at the Antoni van Leeuwenhoek Hospital and the Netherlands Cancer Institute. You will have the opportunity to follow courses, attend conferences and participate in the postdoc career development program.
The employment will be for a period of 2 years. The gross salary for a fulltime appointment will range from € 3.447,- and € 4.077,- per month, depending on previous experience as a postdoc. The terms of employment will be in accordance with FWG 55 of the CAO Ziekenhuizen (Collective Labour Agreement for Hospitals).
In addition you will receive a fixed end-of-year bonus in December (8,33%) and in May you will receive 8,33% holiday pay. For more information in regard to the secondary conditions please contact the recruiter via:

Netherlands Cancer Institute

The Netherlands Cancer Institute comprises an internationally acclaimed research institute as well as a dedicated cancer clinic. This combination ensures rapid translation of basic research into clinical applications: today’s research for tomorrow’s cure.

For further information about this position please contact Abrahim Al-Mamgani, head and neck radiation oncologist ( or Jan-Jakob Sonke, Group leader adaptive radiotherapy (
Recruiter: Carly DeSantis, 020-512 1608,
Your application letter and resume can be attached to the application form on our website.

Acquisition for this vacancy is not appreciated.


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