Assistant Professor, Clinician-Educator Track for Medical Physics
University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine, Department of Radiation Oncology
April 10, 2018
Medical Physics: Radiation Oncology
The Department of Radiation Oncology at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania seeks candidates for an Assistant Professor position in the non-tenure clinician-educator track. The successful applicant will have experience in the field of Radiation Oncology with a focus on Medical Physics. Responsibilities include supporting a full range of clinical physics activities at the Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine. Experience in image-guided radiation treatment (IGRT) or advanced treatment planning/automation is preferred. This position actively and independently contributes to department research and the teaching and training of radiation oncology residents and medical physicist trainees. ABR board eligibility in therapeutic radiological physics is required and ABR board certification is preferred. Applicants must have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree and have demonstrated excellent qualifications in education and research.
The Radiation Oncology clinic, located in the newly constructed Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine, includes five state-of-the-art Varian linacs, a Varian HDR unit installed alongside a Varian Acuity Simulator with CBCT capability, two Siemens Sensation wide bore 4DCT simulators, a Siemens wide bore Espree MRI unit and a Philips wide bore PET/wide bore CT unit. We provide a full range of radiation oncology services (IMRT, brachytherapy, TBI, SRS and SBRT) and have an active development program in all aspects of radiotherapy physics. We are also active in photodynamic therapy research. The Roberts Proton Therapy Center opened in the fall of 2009. It houses the largest proton therapy facility in the USA, comprising four gantry treatment rooms and one fixed beam room. This facility has several unique features including MLC’s for scattered and uniform scanned beams, pencil beam scanning and intensity modulate proton therapy, CBCT in the gantry rooms and fast beam switching. The University of Pennsylvania, Radiation Oncology Department also supports seven satellite facilities variously equipped with a total of seven linacs, a GammaKnife unit, CyberKnife and an HDR unit.
We seek candidates who embrace and reflect diversity in the broadest sense.
The University of Pennsylvania is an EOE. Minorities/Women/Individuals with disabilities/Protected Veterans are encouraged to apply.
About University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine, Department of Radiation Oncology
Penn Radiation Oncology is dedicated to a three-part mission of excellence in patient care, basic and translational research, and the education of residents and students. We are committed to delivering excellence in every area and as such we steadfastly believe that “Excellence is Standard.”
Penn Radiation Oncology is one of the most comprehensive radiation oncology programs in the world. The outstanding faculty and staff, combined with Penn’s extensive collection of advanced technology, gives patients access to nearly every treatment option available for their cancer. The broad range of radiation treatments available include proton therapy, intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), high-dose rate (HDR) and low-dose rate brachytherapy, partial breast irradiation, stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS), and Gamma Knife radiation. With the Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania, Penn Radiation Oncology provides patient care at the Ruth and Raymond Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine and seven community-based sites.
The American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) is a partner in the AIP Career Network, a collection of online job sites for scientists, engineers,
and computing professionals. Other partners include Physics Today, the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT), American Physical Society (APS Physics), AVS
Science and Technology, IEEE Computer Society, and the Society of Physics Students (SPS) and Sigma Pi Sigma.