The University of Chicago's Department of Radiation and Cellular Oncology is seeking qualified candidates for a faculty position in the Medical Physics Section.
A doctoral degree in physics or a closely related field such as nuclear engineering is required. Board certifications or eligibility preferred. Academic rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
U.C. Radiation Oncology is a multi-institutional department and includes partnerships with the University of Illinois, an offsite University of Chicago Cancer Center and community health systems. The physics section includes 7 faculty, 5 PhD and 4 M.S staff physicists, additional dosimetrists and support staff. Clinical operations at distributed sites (presently 4 sites) treat approximately 180 patients per day with a mix of state-of-the-art and older machines and techniques, e.g. HDR, prostate seed implants, IMRT, IGRT, framed and frameless SRS, SBRT, Equipment at the University of Chicago Medical Center includes: Varian TrueBeam (2) 21EX and Trilogy accelerators with MLC, EPID, OBI, AlignRT and gating; Brainlab Exactrac and 6D couch, Philips CT simulators, VariSource HDR, Pinnacle, IPlan and Eclipse treatment planning.
The successful candidate will be expected to participate fully in the teaching, clinical and research missions of the department. Radiation Oncology physics faculty together with faculty in the Department of Radiology are active in the NIH T32-supported Graduate Program in Medical Physics Accredited physics residency and certificate programs are also active. Strong research collaborations exist with Radiology physics faculty in image analysis, image guided therapy, CT techniques development for IGRT, functional and anatomic imaging (clinical and preclinical). The successful candidate will be expected to conduct and independent program of research and seek peer-reviewed funding. The Department has a strong interest in research in image guidance, treatment technique development, dosimetry and treatment planning, quality assurance, image-based treatment assessment and other physics-related areas. Application of functional and molecular imaging in radiation oncology is also of particular interest. The Department has an extensive cancer biology research program, and collaboration between physics and biology researchers is encouraged.
Qualified applicants must submit a cover letter, CV, statement of research and teaching interests, along with contact information for three references via email to Anett Young, Administrative Assistant- firstname.lastname@example.org., Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status or status as an individual with disability.
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About The University of Chicago-Radiation Oncology
The Department of Radiation and Cellular Oncology at the University of Chicago is an internationally recognized leader in cancer treatment, offering innovative, state-of-the-art radiotherapy services in a setting of multidisciplinary cancer care at several key locations throughout the metropolitan Chicago area. Our Department is also one of the leading academic radiation oncology programs in the country
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