The Division of Medical Physics in the Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine is recruiting for a full-time Medical Physics faculty position at the Assistant or Associate, non-tenure track level. The Department is an integral component of the NCI designated, University of Maryland Greenebaum Comprehensive Cancer Center. The successful candidate will join our existing team of dedicated Medical Physics faculty and Medical Dosimetry staff and will be responsible for supporting our clinical Radiation Oncology program to include, radiation therapy treatment planning, quality assurance, calibration, patient treatment support, technology and workflow implementation, including transitional research and development. This position will also be expected to participate in all aspects of the teaching activities for radiation oncology and medical physics residents, medical students, medical dosimetrists and radiation therapist. Additionally, the chosen candidate will be expected to have academic productivity in the form of publications in peer-reviewed literature as an expectation.
Facility and Equipment:
The Medical Physics Division is currently comprised of 25 faculty physicists, 24 dosimetrists, 2 physics residents, 6 information systems and technology staff and additional research staff. The Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of Maryland provides a full range of clinical services at the University of Maryland Medical Center and its community practice centers. The department has 5 well-integrated community programs, including the Maryland Proton Treatment Center. All practice sites are connected via a telemedicine network facilitating frequent interactions between facilities. The department also has a vibrant clinical research program and an active Division of Translational Radiation Sciences. Services provided include proton therapy, conformal radiotherapy, IMRT, cone-beam CT-guided radiotherapy, on-line portal imaging, stereotactic radiosurgery/radiotherapy, brachytherapy (low-dose and high-dose) and hyperthermia therapy. The Department of Radiation Oncology is equipped with state-of-the-art equipment including a 5 room proton therapy facility with pencil beam scanning, 4 Varian TrueBeam, 4 Varian Trilogy, 2 Varian Clinac IX and 1 Varian TrueBeam Edge, 4 multi-slice large bore CT simulators with 4D capabilities, 1 dual energy CT simulator and 1(1.5T) MRI scanner. The department has access to clinical PET/CT and MR scanners in the Department of Diagnostic Radiology and Nuclear Medicine. Campus-wide shared resources include small-animal imaging CT, PET and MR scanners. Treatment planning systems from multiple vendors include RaySearch Laboratories, Varian Medical Systems, BrainLab and Elekta / Nucletron. The Department has combined resources that include overall office and lab space of 28,000 sq. ft. inclusive of 1,000 sq. ft. machine shop.
Employer and Environment:
Our community practice facilities are state-of-the-art and are surrounded by beautiful parks, wonderful walking, hiking and biking trails. They are within 25 miles of our main facility in downtown Baltimore, close to the Inner Harbor waterfront, professional sports stadiums a myriad of museums, musical and dramatic arts venues and BWI airport. In addition, the heart of Washington DC with all its cultural, historic and entertainment options are a short car ride or train ride away.
To be considered for this position interested applicants must apply to the faculty posting by applying to:
The University of Maryland, Baltimore is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Candidates for this position must have a Ph.D. in medical physics, engineering, or related physical science. ABR/ABMP certification or eligibility in radiation oncology physics is desirable.
Internal Number: 03-317-153
About University of Maryland School of Medicine
The University of Maryland School of Medicine has more than 2,600 faculty members (full-time, part-time and adjunct), 2,500 full-time administrative, research and clinical staff, and maintains a current enrollment of more than 1,200 medical, graduate and allied health students. The school and its clinical partner, the University of Maryland Medical Center, educate and train over half of the state of Maryland's medical professionals; continuing education programs serve more than 5,000 physicians and other health professionals annually.
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