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Postdoctoral fellowship at the Institute of Nuclear Physics PAN

Development of innovative Positron Emission Tomography for range monitoring in proton beam therapy

IFJ PAN offers a Postdoctoral position (1 year, PLN 10000/month brutto) aiming at development of a new proton beam therapy range monitoring method based on plastic scintillator positron emission tomography (J-PET technology). The fellow will conduct GATE Monte Carlo simulations of beta+ isotopes produced with proton beams for different J-PET setup configurations, phantoms and patient data as well as PET image reconstruction using CASTOR/QETIR software. The fellow will be also involved in the analysis of results obtained in experiments and simulations with J-PET.

The project will be conducted in the frame of NCBiR Lider project lead by Dr. Antoni Rucinski in IFJ PAN ( in collaboration with Pawel Moskal research group at Jagiellonian University (

The application deadline is February 28, 2020. Interview: 1-15.03.2020.

Desired skills and experience

  • Radiation therapy/proton therapy/medical physics
  • GATE/Geant4 Monte Carlo simulations (or similar)
  • CASTOR/QETIR for PET image reconstruction (or similar)
  • A solid background in data analysis, computer programming (C++ and/or Python)
  • Dealing with computational clusters
  • PhD in Physics, Natural Sciences, Computer Sciences, Engineering or related
  • Fluency in english

About the employer

Institute of Nuclear Physics PAN ( is a leading physics research institute in Poland. IFJ PAN Cyclotron Center Bronowice (CCB; is the first proton beam therapy centre in Poland and is currently in clinical operation. A prestigious A+ grade was assigned to IFJ PAN in the recent national ranking of institutions. IFJ PAN is leading cutting-edge cancer research projects in the field of proton beam therapy.

Areas of Research
  • Medical Imaging
  • Medical Physics
  • Computer Programming