Research Associate in Proton Therapy

Manchester, United Kingdom
£31,604 - £32,548 per annum according to relevant experience
02 Sep 2018
End of advertisement period
01 Oct 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Location : The Christie NHS Foundation Trust, Manchester
Closing Date : 01/10/2018
Salary : £31,604 - £32,548 per annum according to relevant experience
Employment Type : Fixed Term
Faculty / Organisational Unit : Biology, Medicine & Health
Division : Cancer Sciences
Hours Per week : Full time
Contract Duration : as soon as possible for a period of 39 months

This is an exciting opportunity to join the proton therapy research activities in Manchester. The UKs first high energy NHS clinical proton therapy centre will open at The Christie in Manchester later in 2018. The proton therapy research activities are being developed through a partnership between the University of Manchester and The Christie NHS Foundation Trust. These will use the proton therapy research room in the new clinical proton therapy centre.

The post is associated with a H2020 project INSPIRE which seeks to integrate proton therapy research across Europe.

INSPIRE involves Networking activities (NA), Transnational Access (TNA) and Joint Research Activities (JRA). You would be expected to spend time working in all three of these sections. For Networking and Transnational Access they would be expected to work with external partners who wished to access the capabilities within the INSPIRE project and to work in partnership with the Coordinator, Project Manager and the leads for Networking and Transnational Access. In joint research activities you would be expected to work in one or more of the following areas:

developing mathematical models which enable biological factors to be incorporated in to treatment planning
proton therapy dosimetry, robustness and uncertainties, protocols for range verification and measurement

This post will be particularly aimed at enhancing proton therapy treatment planning capabilities collaborating closely with the University research team and the clinical proton team.

You are expected to have a PhD (or equivalent) in medical physics; physics; mathematical modelling applied to radiotherapy or a similar field and experience in programming. Preference will be given to candidates who have clinical scientist training within the NHS. You will also be expected to have experience in working as part of a multidisciplinary team.

You will be expected to present findings in journals and international, funded conferences.

The School is committed to promoting equality and diversity, including the Athena SWAN charter for promoting women’s careers in STEMM subjects (science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine) in higher education. The School holds a Bronze Award for their commitment to the representation of women in the workplace and we particularly welcome applications from women for this post. Appointment will always be made on merit. For further information, please visit:

Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:

Name: Professor Ranald Mackay


Name: Professor Karen Kirkby


General enquiries:


Tel: 0161 275 4499

Technical support:


Tel: 0161 850 2004

This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date

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