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Professor of Medical Physics, University of Aarhus, Health 956965

A position as professor of Medical Physics is vacant at the Department of Clinical Medicine, Health, Aarhus University, Denmark from 1st of May or by agreement. The full-time, permanent professorship covers research in both particle therapy and conventional radiotherapy at the Department of Oncology and the Danish Center for Particle Therapy, in close collaboration with the other senior scientific staff here. 

The professor must have qualifications at professor level within medical physics, and should have an academic track record at a highly competitive level, with documented ability to attract significant external funding, and a wide international network. Documented experience as supervisor of research projects is required, as well as excellent teaching skills. Personal qualifications include proven ability to collaborate and interact in a large interdisciplinary setting, as well as a clear leadership experience or potential. 

The professor refers in all matters to the professor and chair, Department of Oncology, Department of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Health, Aarhus University. The Department of Oncology and the Danish Center for Particle Therapy at Aarhus University Hospital supply the necessary basic research infrastructure (offices, laboratories, IT-support and equipment, secretarial assistance), while PhD students and postdocs must be covered by external funding. 

The professor will together with the other senior scientific staff be responsible for coordinating and advancing basic, translational and clinical research in medical radiation physics and particle radiotherapy at Aarhus University Hospital. The full-time medical physics research staff currently include (in addition to this professorship) two research professors (MSO), two associate professors, four postdocs and approximately 20 PhD students. Most of the positions are temporary and funded by external grants. The ability to attract grants to secure a high level of activities in the future will be a success criteria for the professor. 

The professor is expected to actively contribute to the integrated radiotherapy research environment at the Departments of Oncology, Medical Physics, Experimental Clinical Oncology at Aarhus University Hospital, and the Danish Center for Particle Therapy. There are no planned clinical responsibilities attached to the position. 

The professor is specifically expected to 
• contribute to the overall vision and strategy for the development of radiation oncology at Aarhus University Hospital
• lead an innovative research group concerning the application of advanced medical physics and technology in radiation oncology and particle therapy
• undertake and lead cutting-edge medical physics research within the fields of radiotherapy and particle therapy, in collaboration with relevant scientists and institutions at Aarhus University and Aarhus University Hospital
• provide advice and support for research studies, development projects, and clinical trials relevant for medical physics, in collaboration with clinical and radiation therapy research staff
• strengthen the international position of the host institution through collaboration and strategic networks
• take a lead role in disseminating research results in international journals and/or at (inter)national scientific conferences
• lead external grant applications within the above-mentioned research areas
• lead and participate in the training and supervision of post-doctoral trainees, PhD students, junior scientists and MSc students working in radiotherapy physics and related areas, in collaboration with the associate professors and other senior staff
• work for a strengthening of the educational, scientific and organizational relations with other disciplines and faculties at Aarhus University

Further information
For further information, please contact professor Cai Grau at +45 7846 2553. Required qualifications

In making the appointment, emphasis will be placed on the extent, quality and originality of the applicants body of international scientific publications, including contributions to further developing the subject area in question. Moreover, an assessment will be made of the applicants research management abilities.

Formalities and references

  • Further information on the appointment procedure can be found in the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities.
  • The appointment is in accordance with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (Akademikerne).
  • Remuneration is in accordance with the above, and the Salary agreement catalogue for staff at Health.
  • Further information on qualification requirements and job description can be found in the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff at Danish Universities (in Danish).


    Applications must be accompanied by a CV, diploma, a list of publications, a research plan as well as a teaching portfolio. A maximum of ten of the publications of greatest relevance to the job must be submitted. If you have an assessment within the same job title (completed after March 1, 2016 at AU, Health), then this can be attached to the application.

    Further information on the application and supplementary materials may be found in the facultys Guidelines for applicants and Aarhus Universitys Guidelines on the use of teaching portfolios.

    The assessment committee may decide to include non-submitted material in its assessment. In such cases, the applicant will be informed and obliged to submit material, unless the application is withdrawn.

    Applications submitted through channels other than the online application form below or applications which are not received by the application deadline will not be considered.

    All interested candidates are encouraged to apply, regardless of their personal background.

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