The Division of Medical Physics in the Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine invites qualified physicists at the Assistant or Associate Professor level to join the Maryland Proton Treatment Center (MPTC).
The physics faculty at the MPTC works closely with Radiation Oncologist, Medical Dosimetrists and Radiation Therapists to support all aspects of the clinical proton therapy program. In addition, physics faculty are instrumental in implementing state-of-art technologies into our clinical practice. As a member of the Medical Physics Division in the Department of Radiation Oncology the physicist will participate in the ongoing teaching and mentoring of physician residents, medical physics residents, as well as dosimetry students and post-doctoral fellows. The medical physics faculty are expected to demonstrate academic productivity in the form of publications in peer-reviewed literature.
Qualifications include a PhD, board certification or board eligibility, and a strong interest and commitment to proton therapy. Experience with proton therapy is preferred but not required. Academic rank will be commensurate with the candidates experience in the field of medical physics.
Facility and Equipment
The MPTC is equipped with a Varian ProBeam system. The first patient was treated in February of 2016 and since then more than 1000 patients have been treated at our center. Currently four gantry rooms are in clinical operation and a fixed beam room is commissioned and will be used clinically later this year. Each gantry room is equipped with cone beam CT imaging technology. Other in-room technologies include surface imaging and breath-hold gating. The MPTC is also equipped with a dual energy CT scanner and a 1.5 T MRI unit. A microwave-based hyperthermia unit is installed on the premises. This state-of-the-art facility is currently staffed with 8 medical physics faculty, 3 physics assistants, and 9 dosimetrists. Research interests include the development of new treatment planning and delivery techniques, tumor motion management and inter-fraction image guidance strategies.
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 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 of Radiation Oncology’s clinical program consists of 23 physicians inclusive of fellows and physician scientists. The main academic patient care facility is located at the University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC) in downtown Baltimore, within the University of Maryland Greenebaum Comprehensive Cancer Center. The MPTC is located in the University of Maryland’s BioPark and is within easy walking distance to the University’s Medical Center. The department’s clinical program includes 11 linear accelerators, 5 multi-slice large bore CT simulators with 4D capabilities, 2 HDR units, a Gamma Knife; and active programs in conformal radiotherapy, IMRT, IGRT, Hyperthermia Therapy, Brachytherapy and SRS/SBRT. In addition, there are several campus-wide shared resources including small-animal imaging CT, PET and MR scanners.
The Medical Physics Division is currently comprised of 25 faculty physicists, 19 dosimetrists, 2 physics residents, 9 post-doctoral fellows and graduate students, 4 system administrators, and 2 application programmers. Basic research is organized through an extremely well-funded Division of Translational Radiation Sciences (DTRS), which has 16 dedicated research faculty members with grant-funded programs in aspects of cellular responses to DNA damage and molecular biology, as well as preclinical in vivo models of radiation effects on normal tissue. The Division of Medical Physics has research space co-located with DTRS, resources include overall office and lab space of 19,197 sq. ft. inclusive of 1,000 sq. ft. machine shop.
The proton center is located in downtown Baltimore, close to the Inner Harbor waterfront, professional sports stadiums a myriad of museums, musical and arts venues. In addition, Washington DC with all its cultural, historic and entertainment options is only a short car ride or train ride away.
To be considered for this position interested applicants should 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.
Internal Number: 180000YB
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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