Postdoctoral Researcher - Flash Radiation
Old Road Campus Research Building, Headington, Oxford, OX3 7DQ
About the role
We have an exciting opportunity for a Postdoctoral Researcher to join the
Physics and Biology of FLASH Radiation Research Group led by Dr Kristoffer
Petersson. This Research Group will focus on the novel radiotherapy technique
that is showing great potential in improving cancer treatment and aims to
identify the biological mechanisms behind the highly beneficial FLASH effect,
and find the optimal way of implementing the technique in clinical practice.
You will be responsible for carrying out research on the key biological
mechanisms behind FLASH radiation. This will involve the adaptation of
existing techniques for measuring DNA damage and investigating DNA damage
response, development of new scientific techniques and the writing of
experimental protocols. You will test hypotheses and analyse scientific data
and will contribute ideas for new research projects related to FLASH Radiation
response and cancer.
You will also manage your own academic research and administrative activities.
This involves small scale project management, to co-ordinate multiple aspects
of work to meet deadlines.
This role is offered on a full time basis and is fixed term for 18 months in
the first instance.
You will have (or be near to completion) a relevant PhD (e.g. in radiation
biology, radiation physics, radiochemistry, molecular biology, biology or
similar) and have the ability to manage your own academic research and
associated activities. Previous experience of contributing to publications and
presentations are essential. Previous experience of working with FLASH
radiation would be advantageous as would previous experience of in vivo
If you would like to discuss this role please contact Dr Kristoffer Petersson
You will be required to upload a supporting statement (setting out how you
meet the selection criteria), a curriculum vitae and the names and contact
details of two referees as part of your online application.
The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 26th September 2022.
Interviews will take place on 14th October 2022.
Contact Person : HR Officer Vacancy ID : 159633
Contact Phone : Closing Date & Time : 26-Sep-2022 12:00
Pay Scale : STANDARD GRADE 7 Contact Email :
Salary (£) : £34,308 - £42,155