Deputy Group Leader (all genders) in the „Medical Physics Group“

Stellenbezeichnung: Deputy Group Leader (all genders) in the „Medical Physics Group“


Arbeitsort / Location: Darmstadt, Hessen

Job Beschreibung: Offer Description

Area of research:

Scientific / postdoctoral posts

Starting date:


Job description:

GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung in Darmstadt operates one of the leading particle accelerators for science. In the next few years, the new FAIR (Facility for Antiproton and Ion Research) one of the world’s largest research projects, will be built in international cooperation. GSI and FAIR offer the opportunity to work together in this international environment with a team of employees committed to ensure each day to conduct world-class science.

The Biophysics department is an interdisciplinary collaboration of biologists, physicists, chemists, biochemists and technicians. The multidisciplinary research in our group covers a wide range of topics from radiobiology, radiation physics and space research to radiation therapy.

The Medical Physics Group within the Biophysics department deals with advanced treatment planning and delivery research for ion beam therapy. In particular, the group investigates precision therapy for mobile tumors in organs of the thorax and abdomen, but also for non-cancer diseases such as cardiac arrhythmia. The developed strategies are experimentally validated in Cave M and in collaboration with clinical partners. More details can be found on the group website:


The GSI biophysics group is looking for a

Deputy Group Leader (all genders) in the “Medical Physics Group”

Posting ID: 23.85-1510

starting from 01.01.2024 or soon thereafter.

We are looking for an excellent scientist with a track record of successful research in ion beam therapy. The candidate will be responsible for projects within the research field of the Medical Physics Group, and is expected to further his own research agenda by actively pursuing third party funding and international collaborations. Experience in current research fields such as particle imaging, upright therapy and particle arc therapy are advantageous.

The specific tasks include:

  • Coordination of efforts to improve ion beam treatment planning with artificial intelligence
  • Development of advanced delivery strategies including particle arc therapy
  • Support of PhD students within the Medical Physics Group
  • Planning and execution of experimental campaigns to validate scientific results

Our offer:

Working in an innovative, interdisciplinary and excellently equipped research group that is world leading in several fields of research. The salary is based on the Collective Agreement for the German Public Service (TVöD-Bund) effective at GSI.

GSI supports the professional development of women. Therefore, women are especially encouraged to apply for the position. Severely handicapped persons will be preferentially considered when equally qualified.

For further information, please contact Dr. Christian Graeff via telephone: (+49 6159 711848) or by email: c.graeff(at)gsi.de.

If you find this position interesting, please send your full application documents, including the desired salary, with information of your earliest possible starting date and the posting-ID 23.85-1510 by 20th of October 2023 at the latest:

Preferred via the online portal on our job site,

or via e-mail to bewerbung[at]gsi.de.

GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung GmbH




This research center is part of the Helmholtz Association of German Research Centers. With more than 42,000 employees and an annual budget of over € 5 billion, the Helmholtz Association is Germany’s largest scientific organisation.


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Number of offers available 1 Company/Institute GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung Country Germany City Darmstadt

Where to apply E-mail

bewerbung@gsi.de Website

Contact City

Darmstadt Website


Planckstraße 1 Postal Code

64291 E-Mail

info@gsi.de Phone

+49 6159 71-0 Fax

+49 6159 71-2785


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