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University of Duisburg-Essen is inviting applications for a

Junior Professorship in Translational Particle Therapy
(Bes.-Gr. W 1 LBesO W – with Tenure Track - W 2)

We are one of the youngest universities in Germany and think in terms of possibilities instead of possible limitations. Located in the heart of the Ruhr metropolis, we have 11 faculties seeking to develop innovative ideas for the future. We are dedicated to research and teaching, live diversity, support potential and are highly committed to educational equality.

The University of Duisburg-Essen is looking for clever minds

Our goal is to win outstanding young professors and to offer them the best opportunities for scientific and personal development. We support and promote young scientists individually through the Graduate Center (GC Plus), the Tenure Track Program (TT Plus) and the Personnel Development (PE Plus). When many clever minds come together, everyone benefits. Therefore, we network our offers in the Research Academy Ruhr with the Ruhr-Universität Bochum and the Technische Universität Dortmund.

In total, we are filling 23 new positions in the federal-state program for the promotion of young scientists (WISNA). In the first instance, we are looking for eligible candidates for the following nine junior professorships with tenure track:

At the Medical Faculty in the Clinic for Particle Therapy at the West-German Proton Therapy Center Essen (WPE):

Junior-Professorship in Translational Particle Therapy
(Bes.-Gr. W 1 LBesO W – with Tenure Track - W 2)

The West-German Proton Therapy Center Essen (WPE) is one of the leading institutions for proton radiotherapy in Germany and one of the most advanced proton therapy centers in the world. The professorship should contribute to strengthening this field in a complementary way, for example through experimental studies on proton therapy. We are looking for a scientist with experience in the field of cancer and radiation research, who strengthens research and academic teaching of the oncological focus.

It is expected that the eligible candidate will promote the establishment of a laboratory-based research group, including the independent acquisition of third-party funded projects. Furthermore he /she shall establish and strengthen local, national and international co-operations within the scope of joint research projects. A close networking and an active collaboration with the cooperating institutes for medical radiation biology and cell biology (cancer research) as well as joint projects such as the DKTK or the DFG Research Training Group (GRK 1739) is expected. Involvement in teaching activities of the university is mandatory. The applicant must dispose of the necessary professional and personal competencies as well as organizational skills.

The faculty supports the following research priorities: cardiovascular, oncology, transplantation as well as the related fields of immunology, infectiology and genetic medicine.

Publications in the specialist field in peer-reviewed journals, especially in leading international journals are expected.

Experience in attracting competitive third-party funding, involvement in international research and relevant international experience are needed. Furthermore, a qualification in the field of leadership in science is required.

The University of Duisburg-Essen places particular significance on the quality of academic teaching. We would ask the candidate to provide us with didactic concepts regarding our teaching activities, considering the profile of the University of Duisburg-Essen.

The willingness to cooperate in academic self-government is mandatory.

Qualifications according to § 36 Hochschulgesetz NRW (University Act of North-Rhine-Westphalia) are essential.

The educational commitment is currently four class hours in the first and five hours in the second employment phase of the junior professorship. The employment as a temporary civil servant takes place with the presence of the civil service prerequisites. The duration of employment is governed by § 39 Abs. 5 Higher Education Act NRW.

The University of Duisburg-Essen aims to increase diversity among its faculty members (see and strives to increase the number of women in such positions; therefore, we especially encourage women with relevant qualifications to apply. According to the state equality law, women with appropriate qualifications will receive preferential consideration. Applications from severely disabled candidates according to § 2 Abs. 3 SGB IX are welcome.

Applications with the usual supporting documents (curriculum vitae, list of scientific publications, documents on scientific and professional career, certificate copies as well as the presentation of the own research profile and the resulting perspectives at the University of Duisburg-Essen, information on third-party funding, participation in academic self-administration, past teaching experience and concepts for teaching) should be submitted to the faculty director until 8th March 2018:

Dekan der Medizinischen Fakultät der Universität Duisburg-Essen
Herrn Univ.-Prof. Dr. med. Jan Buer
Universitätsklinikum Essen
Hufelandstr. 55
45147 Essen

Please apply via e-mail (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) and additionally via the application form

Further information on the position and its embedding in the University of Duisburg-Essen as well as in the Faculty can be found at


Positions available for Medical Physicists with Experience in Proton Therapy
Yizhou Proton Therapy Center in Zhuozhou City, Hebei Province (
30 min from Beijing), China

The center has a total of 5 treatment rooms consisting of 4 gantries (3 dedicated PBS rooms and one PBS/DS room) and one dedicated PBS fixed beam room. All rooms are equipped with CBCT for IGRT. The facility also hosts multiple conventional linacs 2 Tomotherapy units, one PET/CT, one SPECT/CT, and several CT and MRI imaging systems. RayStation Version 6 (with Monte Carlo calculation algorithm) is used for treatment planning. The center will assist selected applicants in obtaining working permit/visa for the employment in China.

The center is looking for several English-speaking medical physicists with proton experience to join the proton therapy team. Medical Physics graduates with fellowship in proton therapy are also welcome to apply.
The interested individuals should send CV with a cover letter to Mr. Cong Liu at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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