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Computer Science Master Thesis: Radiotherapy DICOM - First/Second Generation Translation

We offer a Master’s Thesis position at the development department at RaySearch Laboratories in Stockholm related to DICOM Second Generation Radiotherapy Objects.

Background and purpose

RaySearch is a world-leader in software for cancer treatment. As a Master thesis student working at RaySearch, you will contribute to groundbreaking solutions that change the game for leading hospitals worldwide.

Radiation therapy equipment communicates partly using DICOM RT Objects. A second generation of this standard is being agreed upon within the community and will be released in the next few years. This will require software adaptation to our existing treatment planning system RayStation. To reduce complexity and maintenance we need solutions for translating first generation to second generation objects. The project is to analyze and explore such solutions.

Programming in C# and Python is encouraged but any appropriate technology is possible. As support you will have your supervisors at RaySearch, the RaySearch crew in general, and the DICOM team particularly.

Education, experience and knowledge

You should have followed a Master program that involves computer science. Basic experience of data structures is required. You are motivated and intelligent, and you like programming and well-constructed code. Meriting, but by no means required, are proven skills in network communication (TCP/IP) and I/O programming, C#/.NET and Python. 
Spoken and written English is required, Swedish is highly meriting. 

Personal profile

You have good analytical skills and a problem-solving mindset. When working on a problem, you formulate the right questions, identify what is important and work in a goal-oriented way towards a solution. You are a strong team player who takes responsibility and contributes to a positive atmosphere. You take pride in delivering high-quality results with efficiency.

About the DICOM team at RaySearch

The DICOM team is one of the development teams for our cancer treatment planning system RayStation. The team is responsible for report generation and interoperability with other systems using DICOM and other communication protocols and formats.

The team is also responsible for participating at international meetings where improvements of the DICOM standard are discussed, and meetings where companies in the radiation therapy industry meet and test the interoperability between their systems.

The developers participate in all steps of the development processes, including method investigations, data analysis, software design, implementation and testing.

Working at RaySearch

RaySearch believes in investing in its people. We prioritize knowledge-sharing, creativity and collaboration, and you will work together with some of the most talented and highly educated people in the industry. We also have a strong social culture, with regular events and activities for employees. You will work in a modern office environment, with access to the latest hardware and tools. RaySearch is committed to equal opportunities. We value diversity and are dedicated to preventing discrimination. Read more about RaySearch.

Apply

You are welcome to send your application (preferably in Swedish but English is also fine) by clicking on the button below. It should include a résumé, a personal letter and documentation of your university education (BSc and MSc). Mark the application “Master Thesis: DICOM 2018”. 

The recruitment process will be ongoing while this posting is present, and start date with the Master thesis project will be after the summer during the Autumn term. To enquire about the status of your application, please email ansokan@raysearchlabs.com.