A two-year residency training position is available in the Division of Medical Physics, Department of Radiation Oncology starting July 01, 2019. The position is suitable for an individual with a recent (within the last two years) Ph.D. in Medical Physics/Physics and a demonstrated interest in, and aptitude for, clinical radiotherapy physics. The incumbent will receive an academic appointment as an Assistant Specialist. A competitive remuneration and benefits package is offered. Preference is given to graduates of a CAMPEP accredited medical physics program. Other applicants have to provide evidence of compliance with American Board of Radiology (ABR) requirements (a minimum of a minor in physics at the undergraduate level, or equivalent) and AAPM report 197S.
The residency program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Physics Education Programs (CAMPEP).The program outline follows AAPM report 249 for medical physics residencies. It includes all aspects of clinical radiotherapy physics. The resident is expected to attend didactic lectures in radiation therapy physics, radiation biology, clinical radiation oncology, departmental and multi-disciplinary clinical conferences. Satisfactory progress in the program is contingent upon successful completion of periodic evaluations and presentation of several seminars throughout the training period. There is an opportunity to participate in ongoing clinical physics projects. Upon completion of the program, the candidate is expected to be ready to take the board certification examinations offered by the ABR in Therapeutic Medical Physics upon successful program completion. Information about the program is available at: http://www.radonc.uci.edu/physics-residency.asp
The Department offers a comprehensive suite of clinical radiotherapy services as can be found in an academic setting including IGRT, VMAT, SRS, SBRT, SGRT, IORT, HDR, Y-90 radio-embolization, etc. Imaging facilities (4DCT, MRI, PET-CT) for treatment planning are readily accessible and routinely used. Treatment planning facilities available are; 3&4D (with virtual simulation and image fusion capabilities), inverse and brachytherapy planning systems. A full set of physics equipment is available.
Interested candidates are invited to submit an application packet consisting of: (1) letter of application (2) statement of interest (3) curriculum vitae (4) transcripts and (5) names and addresses of three professional referees to the contact stated below. Applicants must be legally eligible to work in the United States. The deadline for applications is December 15, 2018. We thank all applicants. Only those shortlisted for interview will be contacted. This opportunity is available through the Medical Physics residency Match (MP-RAP).
The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.
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