Computational Tools for Cancer Treatment

Computational Thermo- / Electro-Dynamics for Cancer Treatment (PhD)


Zurich, Switzerland
IT'IS Foundation for Research on Information Technologies in Society,
ETH (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology) Zurich

Within the last decade, the use of computational techniques in areas of computational electrodynamics and thermal processes modeling has become indispensable both in scientific and in commercial R&D environments. ETH and the IT'IS Foundation together with different partners have developed one of the most advanced TCAD platforms for the numerical simulation of electrodynamic and thermal physics.

In this context, we are offering an interesting PhD project with a focus on the development of novel tools and techniques that enable fast and accurate thermal modeling based on MRI data. The main applications to be addressed are: 1. effective patient-specific hyperthermia cancer treatment planning by coupled EM and thermal simulations; 2. development of new RF related safety standards. The task may also include development of methods for rapid conversion of MRI data into 3D computational models of the human body.

The PhD candidate will join a highly motivated and dynamic team of electrical engineers, physicists, and computer engineers at ETH working in various related research areas. Furthermore, we work together with prominent research laboratories as well as worldwide leading companies in telecommunications and biomedicine.

We are looking for talented candidates with a theoretical background and a university degree in electrical/communications engineering, computer science, (medical) physics, or similar field. Enhanced knowledge and skills in programming (C/C++) and corresponding tools (Windows and Linux/UNIX based platforms) is recommended.
As soon as possible.
Application Process:  

Applications should consist of:

• a cover letter including the position title and a statement addressing the selection criteria and outlining the motivation for applying for the position
• a detailed CV
• copies of degree certificates and / or diplomas, including grades
• letters of recommendation

We look forward to receiving your complete resume materials as a single pdf file at:

For further information or to discuss the scope of this position, please contact Dr. Esra Neufeld ( or phone +41 44 245 9696).

Contact address:

Charlotte Roberts
IT'IS Foundation
Zeughausstrasse 43
CH-8004 Zurich