Subject: Post Doctoral position using EGSnrc available


A post-doctoral-fellow is sought to work in the Carleton Laboratory for Radiotherapy Physics (http://www.physics.carleton.ca/clrp)  at Carleton University in Ottawa Canada. This lab has 3 professors,  Emily Heath, David Rogers, and Rowan Thomson.  The specific project to be worked on will
depend on the successful applicant's interests and abilities but will involve extensive use of the EGSnrc Monte Carlo system for simulating radiation transport.  The projects will be about radiation dosimetry and/or related subjects such as radiotherapy treatment planning and/or development of EGSnrc or its user codes.  Experimental projects may involve work with colleagues in OMPI (the Ottawa Medical Physics Institute http://www.physics.carleton.ca/ompi ).

The applicant must hold a recent PhD in physics, with a preference for experience in radiotherapy physics and/or radiation dosimetry.  The following qualities and experience are required and hence we would
like those writing references and the application itself to provide examples of:
- ability to work with large computer code systems and experience doing so
- experience with EGSnrc and/or another general purpose radiation transport
 code would be an asset - the ability to write well in English and excellent communication skills
 in general
- a demonstrated drive to write up research results for publication
- a good understanding of radiation physics
- the ability to work well with others in a group
- computer programming skills in various languages, e.g. C++, fortran, Qt etc

Salary will be commensurate with background and experience, ranging from $C40K to $C50K in the first year. The initial appointment is for 1 year but can be extended subject to satisfactory performance.  Applications will start being considered July 24, 2015 but will be accepted until the post is filled. Ideal start date is Sept 2015 but is subject to negotiation.

Initial applications (sent to drogersatphysics [dot] carleton [dot] ca) should include:
 -a complete CV including a publication list which clearly distinguishes journal publications from conference proceedings and abstracts.
 -a statement about career goals
 -a statement about what sort of project you would be interested in
 -a statement about when you would be available to start
 -a list of three potential referees (but references will not be sought until after an initial screening and the applicant will be asked to contact the referees).

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

For further information please contact either of us.

David W O Rogers                                  Rowan Thomson
Physics Department                                Physics Department
Carleton University                                  Carleton University
Ottawa                                                     Ottawa

Updated 9 July 2015