The Physicist is responsible for calibration and quality assurance of all radiation therapy equipment; performing calculation and treatment plan dosimetry for patient treatment, verification of patient doses, chart checks and necessary radiation therapy procedures in compliance with the State Regulations for Radiation and Protection. Models appropriate behavior as exemplified in MLH Mission, Vision and Values.
Education/Training & Experience:
Masters of Science in Medical Physics, Engineering or any other Physical Science.
Minimum of three years of experience in clinical medical physics radiation oncology.
Certification in Therapeutic Radiological Physics or must be board eligible in Therapeutic Radiological Physics from the American Board of Radiology
Ph. D preferred
Completion of an accredited residency program can be counted as experience
The Department of Radiation Oncology at the Methodist University Hospital in conjunction with the West Cancer Center and The University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) are seeking a highly motivated medical physicist for brachytherapy and external beam radiotherapy.
Candidates must have a M.S or a Ph.D. degree in medical physics, physics, nuclear sciences, or related physical science discipline. Candidates who completed their residency in a CAMPEP accredited radiotherapeutic medical physics program are highly desired.
ABR certification is highly desired. Priority will be given to candidates with brachytherapy experience. Clinical service will be mainly dedicated to HDR as well as providing support for radiation therapy physics.
An academic rank at the UTHSC can be negotiated according to the candidate’s clinical experience and research interest. Competitive salary is offered according to AAPM latest national salary survey.
About our department: Our main campus consists of the Methodist University Hospital, and the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), where the department has designated research laboratories for cell and preclinical micro irradiation, 3D printing and rapid prototype development. We recently upgraded our facilities and opened the West Cancer Center located 30min from the main campus. Radiation oncology equipment and software environment includes: Elekta Infinity, Versa HD–Hexapod with Brainlab ExacTrack and two Synergy Linacs, (one with Hexapod ExacTrack), two Elekta-Nucletron Flexitron HDR afterloaders, Pinnacle 9.10, Mosaiq, MIM fusion and data base management, and BrainLab elements. There are ample opportunities for clinical research projects. Current department-wide research of interests include: novel detectors for real time dosimetry, 3D printing techniques to advance brachytherapy and external beam radiotherapy, participation in clinical trials, novel techniques for quality assurance and treatment delivery, and high resolution image guided preclinical irradiation. In support of preclinical trials, UTHSC has a unique translational research facility for radiobiological studies.
Boasting one of the largest medical centers in the mid-south, our facility is located in the heart of Memphis, blending with a friendly community, a thriving and upbeat downtown, and offering an affordable cost of living. With many theaters, museums, parks, malls, and cultural and sporting events, there is always something to do in Memphis. Good food, nice weather, and great people make Memphis a wonderful place to live.
To apply, please email a cover letter, CV, and 3 references to: Enrique Izaguirre, PhD. DABR, Director of Medical Physics, email@example.com and apply in our web site: https://jobs.methodisthealth.org/
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