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Radiation oncology medical physicist with mri focus

Company: University of Wisconsin-Madison
Location: Madison
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

Position Summary:The Radiation Oncology Physics Section at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health, Department of Human Oncology, is seeking a faculty medical physicist with strong clinical skills to engage in radiation oncology physics activities. The successful candidate will participate in high-level clinical development and application of radiation oncology imaging, treatment planning, and delivery systems to further the advancement of treatment options and patient care. The successful candidate will also support departmental efforts to incorporate and advance MR simulation and MR-guided radiation therapies. The Radiation Oncology Physics section currently employs 17 physicists and four physics residents, providing full clinical physics services to three locations with expansions to two additional locations expected.The position will focus primarily on practicing clinical radiation oncology physics services provided at the UW Health Cancer Centers, including coverage in the department's outreach clinics which are physically separate from the University Hospital as necessary. Additional responsibilities, based on the candidate's interests and accomplishments, will include clinical research and development in alignment with the programmatic goals of the department, as well as teaching of residents and other trainees.The School of Medicine and Public Health has a deep and profound commitment to diversity both as an end in itself but also as a valuable means for eliminating health disparities. As such, we strongly encourage applications from candidates who foster and promote the values of diversity and inclusion.Principal Duties:This position, under the supervision of the Director of Radiation Oncology Physics, requires participation and interaction with medical staff and faculty, analyzing and providing support in all areas of clinical radiation oncology physics and radiation research and development. This includes but is not limited to:- Investigate and identify clinical problems, develop solutions, and implement quality management programs.- Participate in the development of novel image guided and intensity modulated radiation therapy, brachytherapy, TomoTherapy, stereotactic radiosurgery, and MR-guided treatment planning and delivery programs.- Support advanced imaging techniques including multi-energy CT and MR simulators for patient modeling and response assessment.- Implement advanced procedures related to quality assurance monitoring, patient immobilization and localization, and dose verification in treatment delivery processes.- Develop and perform clinical radiation oncology physics procedures related to all forms of brachytherapy, linear accelerators, quality management and improvement, simulators, radioactive materials, and radiation measurement equipment. These activities include patient plan checks, patient localization and immobilization, chart rounds and tumor board participation, on-call physics coverage, and handling equipment repair and maintenance issues.- Contribute to the department's research studies and publications, including engagement with clinical trials.The successful candidate will also participate in professional, public, and university service, as well as take an active teaching role for both physics and physician residents as well as other trainees.Institutional Statement on Diversity:Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and InclusionDegree and Area of Specialization:A Ph.D. degree in Medical Physics or in a related field is required.Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:Experience performing quality assurance of and clinical support for conventional linear accelerator systems, brachytherapy with HDR remote after-loaders and unsealed sources, radiation dosimetry measurement equipment, radiotherapy treatment planning systems, advanced computed tomography imaging, magnetic resonance imaging, and experimental data acquisition and analysis is desirable.Proficiency with a broad range of clinical software systems is required, as are excellent written and verbal communication skills.License or Certificate:Candidates must be certified in Therapeutic/Radiation Oncology Medical Physics by the American Board of Radiology, the American Board of Medical Physics, or the Canadian College of Medical Physics, or must be Board eligible. Board eligible candidates must achieve board certification within three years of hire.Additional Information:This vacancy is being announced simultaneously with Position Vacancy (Job #) 225216; please note that only one vacancy exists. Having two position vacancy listings allows the School of Medicine and Public Health to consider candidates with both PhD credentials and Master's degree credentials for this position.Department(s):A533300-MEDICAL SCHOOL/HUMAN ONCOLOGY/HUMAN ONCOWork Type:Full Time: 100%Appointment Type, Duration:Ongoing/RenewableAnticipated Begin Date:AUGUST 27, 2020Salary:Negotiable ANNUAL (12 months)Instructions to Applicants:Your application must be received through the Jobs at UW portal to be considered as a candidate. To apply for this position, please click on the "Apply Now" button. You will be asked to upload a CV, personal statement/cover letter, along with providing three references during the application process. The deadline for assuring full consideration is August 22, 2020, however positions will remain open and applications may be considered until the position is filled.Contact:Kirsten 608-265-3357Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )Official Title:PROFESSOR (CHS)(D01NN) or ASSOC PROFESSOR (CHS)(D02NN) or ASST PROFESSOR (CHS)(D03NN)Employment Class:Academic Staff-RenewableJob Number:222524-ASThe University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply. If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability, you can find information about how to make a request at the following website: University of Wisconsin-Madison is engaged in a Title and Total Compensation (TTC) Project to redesign job titles and compensation structures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles on current job postings may change in Fall 2020. Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same. For more information please visit: will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains current campus safety and disciplinary policies, crime statistics for the previous 3 calendar years, and on-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statistics for the previous 3 calendar years. UW-Madison will provide a paper copy upon request; please contact the University of Wisconsin Police Department.Applications Open: Jul 21 2020 Central Daylight Time Applications Close:

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