Nov 2016

PhD position Modelling health effects of radiation

As a PhD student, you will conduct research within the Centre for Environmental Safety and Security of the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM), in collaboration with Utrecht University’s Department of Mathematics. Approximately 35 radiation experts within the Centre for Environmental Safety and Security, work on a range of subjects, from policy advice concerning occupational radon exposure, to nuclear emergency preparedness.
We are looking for a PhD student with a keen interest in the long-term health effects of exposure to ionising radiation, for example in cancer or cardiovascular disease treatment. The PhD project is located within the Centre for Environmental Safety and Security of the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM), in collaboration with Utrecht University’s Department of Mathematics. You will integrate knowledge of the biological effects of radiation and data from external partners to develop better mathematical models. You will combine the radiobiological aspects of this interdisciplinary research area with the technical components involved in data analysis and mathematical modelling.
If you have experience in mathematical modeling and are interested in radiobiology, please contact
Dr. Fieke Dekkers (RIVM/UU) for information, email: fieke.dekkers@rivm.nl