Post Doctoral position available using EGSnrc 

A post-doctoral-fellow is sought to work under the supervision of David Rogers in the Carleton Laboratory for Radiotherapy Physics ( in the Physics Department at  Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada. The specific projects to be worked on will depend on the successful applicant's interests and abilities but will involve extensive development and 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. Projects will likely involve using recently developed EGSnrc extensions developed at Carleton, specifically transport in magnetic fields and/or rapid brachytherapy calculations with the egs_brachy application. Experimental projects may involve work with colleagues in OMPI (the Ottawa Medical Physics Institute, ). 

The applicant must hold a PhD in physics with a preference for  experience in radiotherapy physics and/or radiation dosimetry. The following qualities and experience are required.

1) experience with EGSnrc in applications related to radiotherapy dosimetry 
2) the ability to write well in English and excellent communication skills in general 
3) a demonstrated drive to write up research results for publication 
4) a good understanding of radiation physics 
5) the ability to work well with others in a group 
6) 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 May 18, 2018 but will be accepted until the post is filled. Start date can be as early as July 1, 2018 but is subject to negotiation and availability. 

Initial applications are to be sent to drogersatphysics [dot] carleton [dot] ca and should include: 
-a complete CV, mentioning your citizenship and including a publication list which clearly distinguishes journal publications from conference proceedings and abstracts. 
-a short statement about career goals 
-a description of how meeting each of the 6 requirements above has been demonstrated 
-a brief 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. References will not be sought until after an initial screening. If initial screening is passed, the applicant will be asked to contact referees. 

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

For further information please contact: David W O Rogers 
Physics Department Carleton University Ottawa drogersatphysics [dot] carleton [dot] ca