Emory Proton Therapy Center / Winship Cancer Institute
January 5, 2018
Therapeutic Radiology (TR)
Medical Physics: Radiation Oncology
The Emory Proton Therapy Center is recruiting a full-time faculty physics leader in the Department of Radiation Oncology of Emory University School of Medicine. This state-of-the-art facility is located in the heart of Midtown Atlanta, nearly adjacent to Emory University Hospital Midtown. The center is being developed by Georgia Proton Treatment Center, LLC (GPTC), with Emory Healthcare as the exclusive provider of clinical services.
The proton center will feature the Varian ProBeam proton system with four gantry rooms and one fixed beam room. When fully operational, the Center will employ approximately 150 full-time highly skilled proton therapy professionals. It will further establish Atlanta, Emory, and Winship Cancer Institute as centers for biomedical innovation and advanced cancer care. In addition, Winship researchers will collaborate with investigators from Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and Georgia Institute of Technology in continued studies on proton beam therapy.
In addition to the Emory Proton Therapy Center, Emory’s Department of Radiation Oncology serves four clinical institutions in the Atlanta metro area and is an integral part of Winship, a National Cancer Institute- Designated Comprehensive Cancer Center. The department has grown in its clinical, teaching, and research activities in the past decade and is currently ranked sixth in NIH funding among all radiation oncology departments within medical schools in the country (Blue Ridge 2017). There are currently 37 faculty members in the department’s Divisions of Clinical Affairs, Cancer Biology and Medical Physics. In addition, there is a fully accredited four-year training program for sixteen radiation oncology residents. This faculty member will lead and co-lead a variety of institutional and national clinical and translational science trials and have leadership roles in COG, RTOG Foundation, and NRG Oncology. The successful applicant will show evidence of outstanding academic scholarship and achievement in addition to a strong clinical background. Emory School of Medicine is renowned as a premier research institution.
The Emory Proton Therapy Center Chief Physicist shall be a full-time faculty member in the Department of Radiation Oncology at Emory University School of Medicine eligible for faculty appointment at the Associate or Full Professor level. Under the guidance of the Director of Clinical Medical Physics for Radiation Oncology at Emory University, the Proton Therapy Chief Physicist will direct and provide oversight, evaluate, and set standards for the physicists and dosimetrists practicing at the Center, including, without limitation, the following responsibilities:
Work closely with GPTC and Varian to contribute to the successful installation and commissioning of the proton therapy system equipment.
Direct supervision of all medical physicists and dosimetrists at the Center.
Provide consultative services to the radiation oncologists regarding patient treatments at the Center.
Assist in the identification, review, evaluation and implementation of new technology.
Assist in recruiting and retaining high quality physicists and dosimetrists who will work with and support the Center.
Assist the efforts to prioritize clinical research efforts within the Center and facilitate the development of clinical trials in partnership with other proton therapy centers.
Arrange for adequate physics coverage at the Center and promote optimal scheduling, economy, and availability of Services provided at the Center.
Maintain accurate and complete QA records for the Center.
Assist in the development and review of policies and procedures for the Center.
Assist the Center in obtaining and maintaining relevant licenses, permits, accreditations and other authorizations required to operate the Center.
Actively participate in the publication of peer-reviewed publications and national and international presentations demonstrating appropriate scientific method, analysis and evaluation of results of particle therapy problems.
Emory University is an EEO/AA/Veteran/Disability employer.
Additional Salary Information: Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Internal Number: 72595BR
About Emory Proton Therapy Center / Winship Cancer Institute
Cancer care at Emory’s Winship Cancer Institute has been ranked by U.S. News & World Report as first in Georgia and in the top 50 nationally, making Winship the only Georgia cancer center to rank nationally.
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