The Division of Medical Physics in the Department of Radiation Oncology at Stanford University seeks a board certified medical physicist possessing a Ph.D. to join the department in the Clinical Educator Line, at an academic rank commensurate with experience. The successful faculty candidate will be an outstanding medical physicist, committed teacher and excellent researcher. We are particularly interested in candidates who have recent HDR brachytherapy experience. Currently on an active license and possess a well-rounded external beam therapy experience is preferred.
Our brachytherapy program continues to experience strong growth and as such needs an experienced and forward-thinking brachytherapy-oriented medical physicist. We routinely perform a wide variety of specialized procedures such as interstitial prostate HDR, applicator-based (cylinder, tandem and ovoid, Miami etc..) and interstitial gynecological HDR, LDR ocular therapy and continue to expand the range of our services. Physicists in the team are involved in all aspects of treatment, including guiding insertions, customizing treatment plans and supervising treatments. We use a Varian VariSource afterloader, Varian Vitesse and BrachyVision treatment planning systems and the standard array of QA equipment. The brachytherapy program is staffed in full or partly by three physicians, three physicists, one dosimetrist and a caring team of therapists and nurses. We perform procedures in a dedicated suite, which is currently being expanded to accommodate a second procedure room and afterloader.
Experience and interest in multi-modality imaging, treatment planning (e.g. PET, 4D CT, MRI, IGRT, VMAT, IORT, brachytherapy) is expected. As the department uses a wide range of the state-of-the-art equipment (including VariSource iX afterloader, Varian Linear accelerators systems, Accuray CyberKnife and Mobetron IntraOp electron accelerators) experience and interest in using such equipment are requested.
We expect the successful candidate to serve and strengthen the Medical Physics program, participate in the department’s clinical mission, translational research, and be involved in resident teaching. Other administrative or clinical duties will depend on the candidate’s prior experience. The major criteria for faculty appointment in the Clinical Educator Line is excellence in clinical service, teaching and scholarly activity that advances clinical medical physics. Faculty rank and salary will be determined by the qualifications and experience of the successful candidate.
Applications will be reviewed continuously until the position is filled. Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Interested applicants should email a curriculum vitae, a brief personal statement and the names of three references to firstname.lastname@example.org, addressed to Lei Xing, PhD, Department of Radiation Oncology, Stanford University, 875 Blake Wilbur Drive, MC 5847, Stanford, CA 94305-5847
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