The University of Iowa is seeking a medical physicist for a faculty appointment in Radiation Oncology with a focus on MRI-guided radiation therapy. Responsibilities will include clinical service, teaching, and research based on the candidate’s interests and qualifications. Appointment would be on the tenure track, the clinical track, or as an associate.
The successful applicant will join twelve faculty medical physicists, three medical physics residents, seven dosimetrists, two systems administrators, one engineer, and one imaging scientist in the Medical Physics Division of the Department of Radiation Oncology. The Department has two Siemens Oncor linear accelerators and two Elekta VersaHD linear accelerators. Installations of an Elekta Gamma Knife Icon and an Elekta MRI Linear Accelerator will begin within the next year.
In addition to the linear accelerators, the Department is equipped with a 3T MAGNETOM Trio MRI scanner, 4-D Siemens Biograph PET/CT scanner, mobile C-arm for fluoroscopy, optical and infra-red non-ionizing image guidance systems, three 6-degree-of-freedom robotic patient positioning systems, and an active and diverse brachytherapy program with MRI guided high-dose-rate brachytherapy, prostate seed implants, and eye plaque implants. The Department provides intra-operative breast radiation therapy using the Zeiss IntraBeam system. Specialized capabilities include 4D imaging/treatment planning/delivery, frame-based and frameless linear accelerator based stereotactic radiosurgery/therapy using cone collimators (to be replaced by Gamma Knife), and flattening filter free stereotactic body radiation therapy with gated 3D-CRT, IMRT, or VMAT. Departmental software includes the Mosaiq oncology information system, Pinnacle treatment planning system, and Epic electronic medical record system. The medical physics group also provides coverage at four partner sites, one with an Elekta VersaHD linear accelerator and three with Varian linear accelerators.
The Department has three divisions: The Radiation Oncology Clinic, Medical Physics, and a Ph.D.-granting Free Radical Radiation Biology division. The Department has a successful research program and has multiple investigators funded with NIH R01 and Phase I STTR grants, and a U01 grant on image-guided cancer therapies. The Department has developed highly productive interdisciplinary collaborations that have resulted in federal research funding in multiple other departments including Electrical and Computer Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, and Radiology. Applicants who have research interests that significantly contribute to the overall departmental academic effort are strongly encouraged to apply.
A successful Ph.D. candidate will be appointed on the tenure or non-tenure clinical track. A successful M.S.-prepared candidate will be appointed as an Associate. For a tenure or clinical track appointment, this is an open-rank position, with rank determined based on qualifications.
Required Qualifications: M.S. or Ph.D. degree in Medical Physics or an equivalent field with a minimum of three years of clinical experience in radiotherapy physics or the completion of a CAMPEP-accredited Medical Physics Residency program. Effective interpersonal and communication skills and commitment to ongoing performance improvement is required.
Desirable Qualifications: Interest and experience in MRI-guided radiotherapy is highly desired. Certification by the American Board of Radiology in Therapeutic Radiological Physics is desired. Experience with high-dose-rate brachytherapy, Elekta linear accelerators, the Mosaiq Oncology Information System, the Philips Pinnacle treatment planning system, and stereotactic radiosurgery is desired.
The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.
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