The Allegheny Cancer Institute Division of Radiation Oncology is seeking a full time Chief Physicist to direct a system wide network of medical physicists, research programs, quality assurance programs, and technologies that advance patient care in the Radiation Oncology setting.
The ideal candidate should have 10 years of experience as a practicing Medical Physicist, with 2 years as Senior Medical Physicist preferred. They should have 3 years of experience in developing research programs in Radiation Oncology. Previous experience with significant publications related to research in Medical Physics required. The candidate must be board certified by the ABR or equivalent. A PhD in Medical Physics is preferred as well as previous management experience.
The candidate should have a strong desire to foster and expand our academic environment that focuses staff on research projects to advance patient care in conjunction with improving day to day clinical operations. The System has major academic affiliations with three medical colleges and the applicant would be expected to be eligible for faculty appointment at a rank commensurate with experience. Reconstitution of a physics post-doctoral program, dosimetry training program, vendor collaborative efforts, and clinical research (including seeking research grants) should be a primary focus.
Approximately 250 patients are treated per day at the main campus and 14 integrated clinics. The successful candidate will join a group of physicians, physicists, dosimetrists, nurses, a radiation biologist and ancillary staff who provide a full range of clinical services. These services include IMRT, IGRT, SRS/SRT, LDR/HDR brachytherapy, ultrasound guided prostate implants, eye plaque brachytherapy, TSI, TBI and other special procedures such as breast seed implants. The radiation oncology network is equipped with 2 Elekta Versa Linacs, 1 Elekta Infinity, 6 Siemens Primus Linacs, 2 Siemens Artiste Linacs, 1 Siemens Oncor Linac, 2 Varian Linacs (all with MLC and EPIDs), 3 HDR remote afterloaders, 9 CT simulators, and 1 conventional simulator. Imaging includes PET-CT, 4DCT/4DPET, Mega-voltage and Kilo-Voltage CBCT, Vision RT verification systems, and a full suite of treatment planning systems. A GammaPod® breast system is currently being installed as one of five such devices worldwide and is part of a multi-national clinical consortium. The applicant will be expected to be the primary steward of this program.