Who we are

Holland Particle Therapy Center is a new proton therapy facility located in Delft, The Netherlands, that will open for patients late 2017. HollandPTC is a joint effort of Erasmus Medical Center, Leiden University Medical Center, and Technical University Delft. The center will cooperate with clinical and research partners, nationally and internationally.

HollandPTC will be equipped with two gantries for pencil beam scanning with on-board imaging and in-room CT-on-rails, a room for treatment of intra-ocular tumors and a separate beam line for R&D. The center will have state-of-the-art imaging equipment: dual-energy CT, PET/CT and 3T MRI.

HollandPTC has the ambition to play an international leading role in proton therapy. The center will support the extensive research program of its partners into the medical, physical and health economical aspects of proton therapy.                                              

We are looking for …

… an enthusiastic and ambitious medical physicist to strengthen our Medical Physics and Informatics team on short notice. The team presently consists of five medical physicists, three medical physics assistants and one IT-specialist.

As a member of the physics staff, you will be actively involved in patient treatment and be responsible for the performance and safe use of the medical equipment at HollandPTC. You will have a leading role in the clinical implementation of technological innovations in proton therapy. You will participate in the research and educational program of HollandPTC.

This position offers the successful candidate a unique opportunity to be part of a young organization and contribute to its development.

Your profile

You are a medical physicist with clinical experience in radiotherapy. You are registered as a clinical physicist in the Dutch registry for medical professionals (BIG register) or qualify for registration based on training and/or board certification you received abroad (we will offer assistance with the registration process).

Ideally you have:

  • several years of work experience as a medical physicist in a radiotherapy clinic
  • experience with proton therapy
  • experience with organizing, conducting and publishing research, e.g. exemplified by a PhD degree in (medical) physics or equivalent.

In addition, you:

  • enjoy both clinical work and (applied) research projects
  • have good organizational skills and project management experience
  • are proactive and results-driven
  • have good oral and written communication skills
  • are proficient in English (CEFR level B2/C1)
  • are proficient in Dutch (CEFR level B2/C1) or are willing to follow the necessary courses to obtain this level of proficiency.

What we offer

You will be employed for a one-year period, with the prospect of a permanent employment contract in case of good performance. The terms of employment are according to the collective labor agreement university medical centers (CAO UMC). We offer:

  • a salary depending on previous education and experience, supplemented with 8% holiday allowance and 8.3% year-end bonus
  • a budget for professional development (membership of professional societies, attendance of conferences/courses, registration in BIG-registry)
  • reimbursement of costs for Dutch language courses
  • reimbursement of commuting costs.

You will be working in an enthusiastic team, with many opportunities for further personal development. You will be working closely together with radiation oncologists, medical physicists and other colleagues for the introduction and further development of proton therapy in the Netherlands.

Information

For more information about this vacancy, please contact:

  • Martijn Eenink, medical physicist, m.eenink@hollandptc.nl, +31 (0)6 25 25 30 25
  • Pieternel van der Tol, medical physicist, pvandertol@hollandptc.nl, +31 (0)6 25 25 3025

Application procedure

There will be two rounds of job interviews in mid- and late-March, respectively. For foreign candidates we can organize the first round by video chat if desired. The second round will be at HollandPTC (travel expenses will be reimbursed).

Please apply before March 6 by sending your motivation letter and cv to Marlies van Kempen (office manager), m.van.kempen@hollandptc.nl, indicating ‘job application medical physicist’.