The Paul Scherrer Institute is with 1500 employees the largest research centre for the natural and engineering sciences in Switzerland and a worldwide leading user laboratory. Its research activities are concentrated on the main topics structure of matter, energy and environmental research as well as human health.

PSI is a pioneer in the field of proton therapy. It conducts technological and clinical research in order to optimize spot scanning proton beam therapy and to extend the spectrum of indications for proton radiotherapy. Besides research activities, PSI provides a clinical program for patients presenting with indications that are accepted by the Swiss Health Care System for proton beam therapy. The Center for Proton Therapy collaborates closely with Departments for Radiotherapy at universities and Swiss Cantonal Hospitals.

We are seeking a

Radiation Oncologist

with broad knowledge in the entire field of radiotherapy, who has either experience with the medical use of charged particles or who is enthusiastic to engage in this specialty. Scientific interest is required, a publication record desirable.

Your tasks

  • Clinical management and treatment planning of patients undergoing proton beam therapy
  • Medical assessment of potential cancer patients for proton therapy
  • The active participation in prospective national and international clinical trials
  • Analysis of treatment results and submission of data in peer-reviewed medical journals, presentation of clinical results in conferences
  • Participation in postgraduate education in proton beam therapy
  • Participation in the public representation of the Center for Proton Therapy

Your profile

You are a board-certified radiation oncologist with substantial clinical experience. Your interests include all of: clinical engagement with patients; scientific research; medical physics, and future perspectives of proton therapy. You are a mature personality with social competence and good communication skills. Your interaction with patients and colleagues in a highly specialized, international team is excellent. You are speaking, reading and writing in German and English, and you master desirably at least one more official language of Switzerland (French or Italian) on oral communication level. You enjoy collaboration with professionals outside PSI on a national and international basis.

We offer

Our institution is based on an interdisciplinary, innovative and dynamic collaboration. You will profit from a systematic training on the job, in addition to personal development possibilities and our pronounced vocational training culture. If you wish to optimally combine work and family life or other personal interests, we are able to support you with our modern employment conditions and the on-site infrastructure.

For further information please contact Prof. Damien C. Weber, e-mail or consult the internet:

Please submit your application online for the position as a Radiation Oncologist (index no. 1700-00).

Paul Scherrer Institute, Human Resources Management, Hedwig Habersaat, 5232 Villigen PSI, Switzerland

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