Faculty-level junior physicist for image-guided therapy
Brigham and Womens Hospital, Harvard Medical School
February 22, 2018
Therapeutic Radiology (TR)
Medical Physics: Radiation Oncology
The Medical Physics and Biophysics Division is seeking a junior PhD level Clinical Physicist to support the Radiation Oncology clinical physics operation with an emphasis on MRI-guided radiation therapy. The successful candidate will join a Physics staff of 50 including 20 faculty physicists, and will contribute to daily routine physics operations, R&D and teaching. A special focus for this position is participation in the clinical implementation of a new, state-of-the-art MRI-guided radiation therapy program, including on-line MR-based adaptive radiotherapy practices and MRI-simulation. An ideal candidate will have a strong clinical and research background and interest in image-guided radiation therapy, MR-guided radiation therapy, adaptive radiation therapy, and stereotactic body radiation therapy. Additional R&D topics currently being pursued include image-guided treatment delivery for SBRT, VMAT, IMRT and 3D-CRT; radiation transport algorithm development; radiomics and artificial intelligence; pre-clinical models for SBRT irradiation and functional imaging; novel modes of radiation treatment using nano-particles; and DNA-biophysics for liquid-biopsy. The candidate should have a strong record of academic and/or clinical achievement. Leadership in the clinical implementation of innovative technologies will be considered an advantage. Experience in complementary disciplines such as functional imaging is a major plus. Academic appointment at Harvard Medical School may be possible, for appropriately qualified candidates.
Facility and Equipment:
The Medical Physics and Biophysics Division currently provides services to the Department of Radiation Oncology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, and the Children’s Hospital at Harvard Medical School, as well as to the outreach Cancer Centers at Milford, South Shore, Mansfield and Bermuda Cancer Center. Facilities include 14 Varian linacs, including 2 stereotactic linacs, 2 HDR units with dedicated CT scanner, a Co-60 TBI unit and 8 CT-simulators. State-of-the-art pre-clinical focal irradiation facilities are also available.
Additional Salary Information: salary commensurate with experience and qualifications
About Brigham and Womens Hospital, Harvard Medical School
The Medical Physics and Biophysics Division currently provides services to the Department of Radiation Oncology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, and the Children’s Hospital at Harvard Medical School, and to outreach sites in surrounding communities. The Harvard teaching hospitals are located at the heart of Boston’s medical community. Our outreach facilities have been built as multidisciplinary Cancer Centers, and further network expansion is underway. The South Shore/Weymooth, Milford and Mansfield Cancer Centers are Network sites at the outskirt of historic Boston which is filled with academic, cultural, and outdoor attractions. Bermuda Cancer Center is our first international site.
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
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