The Wayne State University School of Medicine / Karmanos Cancer Institute is seeking a motivated, academically-oriented medical physicist to participate in radiation oncology research and provide didactic education and research mentorship for undergraduate and graduate students as well as radiation oncology and radiation oncology physics residents. The ideal candidate will hold a Ph.D. in medical physics or related field, have established a record of successful research and academic activity, and be board certified or board eligible in radiation oncology physics.
The WSU SOM is the largest single-campus medical school in the nation with more than 1,000 medical students and offers M.S., Ph.D., and M.D.-Ph.D. programs in 14 areas of basic science to about 400 students annually. The WSUSOM operates one of North America’s oldest and most prestigious graduate programs in medical physics. Both our graduate program and medical physics residency program are CAMPEP accredited. With approximately 30 graduate students, 2 medical physics residents, and 8 medical residents, the WSUSOM Division of Radiation Oncology provides a vibrant research atmosphere bringing together clinical and laboratory resources and faculty in Radiation Oncology, Medical Physics, and Radiobiology.
As one of the nation’s NCI-designated cancer centers, the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Center (KCC) is known for innovative cancer therapies and groundbreaking clinical research. State of the art equipment includes 2 CT simulators with 4DCT capability, 3 Varian accelerators, Tomotherapy, Gamma Knife, HDR, GammaBeam Co-60 unit for total body irradiation, research irradiators, and a variety of other research equipment. The successful candidate will join a team of 6 physicists, 2 physics residents, 4 physicians, 5 dosimetrists, and a radiobiologist.
“Wayne State University is a premier, public, urban research university located in the heart of Detroit where students from all backgrounds are offered a rich, high quality education. Our deep rooted commitment to excellence, collaboration, integrity, diversity and inclusion creates exceptional educational opportunities preparing students for success in a diverse, global society. WSU encourages applications from women, people of color, and other underrepresented people. Wayne State is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer”.
The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute (KCI) is a unique, urban-based integrated center of research,
patient care, and education located in mid-town Detroit dedicated to the prevention, early detection, treatment, and eventual eradication of cancer. KCI is affiliated with Wayne State University (WSU).
KCI has been a National Cancer Institute (NCI) - designated Comprehensive Cancer Center since 1978 and
operates the only hospital in Michigan dedicated exclusively to fighting cancer. The main campus of KCI and its cancer hospital are located near major hospital networks and the WSU School of Medicine, and near major art, cultural and sports venues in the vibrant midtown area of Detroit. Since January 2014, KCI expanded its delivery of cancer care through the partnership with McLaren Health Care.
The KCI has one of the largest and best clinical trial programs in the United States. Through the commitment of 1,800 staff, including over 300 physicians and researchers and supported by thousands of volunteer and financial donors, KCI cares for approximately 12,000 new patients annually and conducts more than 400 cancer-specific clinical trials. KCI strives to prevent, detect and e...radicate cancer. The long-term partnership of KCI and the WSU of Medicine enhances the collaboration between critical research and academics related to cancer care.
Seminal achievements in KCI’s long history include novel anti-retroviral agents, most notably AZT; the
establishment of permanent in vitro cell lines for hormone-responsive breast cancer (MCF7) and for
premalignant breast lesions (MCF10); a three-dimensional in vitro tumor/stroma model for breast cancer
research; combination chemoradiotherapy for head and neck, esophageal, and anal cancer; identification of
breast density as a risk factor for breast cancer; positron emission tomography tracers for functional imaging; operation of one of the largest Phase I clinical trials groups with significant contributions to the success of such drugs as paclitaxel, erlotinib, lapatinib, vemurafenib, vismodegib, and trastuzumab-emtansine (TDM1); development of unique cancer vaccines and immunotherapies; molecular epidemiology studies focused on risk assessment in minority populations; and nationally recognized expertise in cancer communication and community outreach.
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