Medical Physisct Position in Westdeutsches Protonentherapiezentrum Essen (WPE) GmbH

Westdeutsches Protonentherapiezentrum Essen (WPE) gGmbH, a 100% daughter of the re- nowned University Hospital of Essen, located in the middle of the Ruhrian Region, Germany, is seeking several dynamic and experienced

Medical Physicists (m/f)

The scope of possible responsibilities of the successful candidate involves:

  •   Participation in the commissioning and acceptance testing of all proton therapy equipment.

  •   Performance of daily calibrations of all therapy equipment and radioactive sources.

  •   Handling of radiation measuring equipment, treatment planning systems, and Record and

    Verify system, knowing XiO and Mosaiq is a plus.

  •   Enforcement of Medical Physics QA procedures, which include periodic QA for the proton

    beam system and image equipment such as CT and MRI.

  •   Data measurement, analysis and entry for treatment planning and testing new versions of


  •   Developing treatment plans and review the accuracy/appropriateness of computerized pa-

    tient treatment plans in consultation with the physicians to achieve optimal cancer patient


  •   Performing patient-specific QA measurements and assisting in the selection/specifications

    of any complex beam devices required to protect critical structures.

  •   Taking over radiation safety and reporting functions in accordance with regulations.

    The successful candidate should be board certified or eligible for board certification (German Fachkunde or comparable certifications). Experience in proton therapy is of advantage but not necessary, while proven record in conventional radiation therapy is required. The successful can- didate works in a dynamic and interdisciplinary team and is able to reach best performance with all team members.

    WPE provides a fully equipped proton therapy center with a proton beam technology from IBA, three gantries and one combined horizontal and eye-treatment fixed beam room. First patient treatment is scheduled soon. Payment is related to the responsibility of the position and the expe- rience of the successful candidate.

    Positions are open with immediate effect. WPE is an equal opportunity employer. Women and physically handicapped are particularly encouraged to apply.

    For further information please contact the head medical physicist Dr. Xiaoning Ding under +49 201 723 1804 or

    The successful candidate should submit informative application documents including desired sala- ry and earliest possible entrance date to Westdeutsches Protonentherapiezentrum Essen gGmbH, Kai Züger, Hufelandstr. 55, 45147 Essen, Germany.