Medical Physics Post-Doctoral / Residency Openings

April 13, 2009 · Posted in Education / Training, Employment · 1 Comment 

Update as of August 8, 2009: The post-doctoral/residency openings listed below have all been filled. New openings will be posted as they become available on the mdphysics medical physics job board.

Recent post-doctorate positions open in medical physics:

Position 1
The Department of Radiation Physics at the M. D. Anderson Cancer Center in Orlando, Florida, is looking for a medical physics post-doctoral fellow. The successful fellow will work under the supervision of Dr. Katja Langen. The fellow is expected to work on a project that is designed to assess the dosimetric effect of intra-fraction motion. This project is funded by one of our industrial partners. It will be conducted in a clinical setting, using research platforms of commercial treatment planning systems. Ideally we hope to recruit a person with a medical physics degree or someone with closely related experience. The applicant is expected to assist on all levels of this project, including code development, data generation, and publication.

The Radiation Physics Department is equipped with 2 modern Varian accelerators, a Novalis unit, two TomoTherapy units, a HDR unit, and a Calypso system. It is staffed by 6 full time physicists, 1 physics associate, 2 medical phyics residence, and 2 post-doctoral fellows.

The M. D. Anderson Cancer Center Orlando is part of the Orlando Health system. We are located in downtown Orlando, Florida.

Interested applications are encouraged to submit an application to:
Katja Langen, Ph. D.
M.D. Anderson Cancer Center Orlando
1400 S. Orange Av., MP-730
Orlando, FL 32806

Position 2
The Department of Radiation Oncology, Division of Medical Physics is currently recruiting for a medical physics resident. We expect the chosen candidate to start in the summer of 2009. Preference will be given to candidates holding a graduate degree in medical physics, physics or related sciences.

The department is offers cutting edge technology, with active programs in Intensity Modulated Radiotherapy and RadioSurgery, Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy, Image Guided Radiotherapy and CT and Ultrasound based Brachytherapy.

We are outfitted with two in house multi slice CT simulators with 4D capabilities. The Division of Medical Physics maintains 6 Varian linear accelerators with IMRT and IGRT capabilities including a Novalis Tx machine and a TomoTherapy unit. Additional equipment includes two
Nucletron HDR units, and an in-house dedicated imaging center including a GE PET/CT unit and SPECT. The operating rooms at CTRC are used for LDR and HDR brachytherapy implants. We also have a very active total body photon and electron (TBI and TSE) irradiation program.

There are several active research programs in the areas of IMRT, IMRS, SBRT, Monte Carlo simulations, 4D treatment planning, IGRT and adaptive radiotherapy. The Division of Medical Physics is comprised of 5 faculty physicists, 5 dosimetrists, 13 doctoral students, three postdoc fellows, 5 dosimetry students, and a physics assistant.

The successful candidate will possess the ability to work well in a strong team environment, and contribute to our clinical programs. The residency program is structured based on the AAPM residency recommendations in therapy physics and we are currently seeking
accreditation from CAMPEP.

Interested candidates should submit an interest letter (personal statement), a CV and three letters of recommendation to: Dr Niko Papanikolaou, Residency Program Director, Department of Radiation Oncology. Cancer Therapy and Research Center at UTHSCSA, 7979 Wurzbach Rd, San Antonio, TX 78229.

All residency appointments are designated as security sensitive positions.

The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Niko Papanikolaou, PhD
Professor, Radiation Oncology and Radiology
Chief, Division of Medical Physics
University of Texas Health Science Center
Department of Radiation Oncology
7979 Wurzbach Rd, MC 7889
San Antonio TX 78229-4427

Position 3
The Department of Radiation Oncology, Physics Section, invites applications for a “Clinical Physics Associate” to begin on or before July 1, 2009. This is a clinical medical physics residency position and no prior clinical medical physics experience is required. This physics professional receives training and provides clinical medical physics service in radiation oncology under the supervision of qualified medical physicists. The Clinical Physics Associate is expected to: provide all treatment planning and quality assurance aspects for external beam radiotherapy and brachytherapy; perform acceptance testing, commissioning, and calibration of therapy equipment, computer systems, instruments, and devices; provide clear written documentation as required; participate in the selection and evaluation of new therapy equipment and systems; participate in the development of new treatment programs; participate in clinical and didactic instruction, all under the direction and guidance of faculty physicists. Minimum qualifications are a M.S. in medical physics or a Ph.D. in a related field. Strong preference is given to candidates having an advanced degree (M.S. or Ph.D.) in medical physics from a CAMPEP accredited program.

The Radiation Oncology Department is part of the Arizona Cancer Center a NCI designated Comprehensive Cancer Center. Five attending physicians and six medical residents see approximately 1200 new patient consults annually and provide treatments using three linear
accelerators (Novalis/Varian, Elekta SLi and TomoTherapy HiArt), HDR brachythearpy (Varian VariSource), LDR prostate seed implants, eye plaques, and cervical implants and other special procedures performed in our department including SRS, SBRT, and IGRT. The physics section
is comprised of four physics faculty and two medical physics residents (clinical physics associates). The University of Arizona is a major research university having excellent resources and abundant opportunities for collaborations and career growth, providing
exceptional benefits, and many educational, cultural, and recreational experiences. It is located in Tucson, Arizona in the heart of the Sonoran Desert.

Application must be made online at (Job #42717).

Application review begins 04/24/2009 and continues until the open position is filled.

The University of Arizona is an EEO/AA Employer-M/W/D/V.

Russell J. Hamilton, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Head of Physics Section
The University of Arizona, Department of Radiation Oncology
1501 N. Campbell Avenue
P.O. Box 245081
Tucson, AZ 85724-5081

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