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The Department of Radiation Oncology at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital has an immediate opportunity for a full-time clinical physicist. The clinical physicist will provide all aspects of medical physics services including treatment and imaging system calibration, acceptance and commissioning, treatment planning, and developmental projects.
The candidate will have the exciting opportunity to work with clinical photon and proton systems and perform special procedures. The Department of Radiation Oncology includes the St. Jude Red Frog Events Proton Therapy Center, the only proton therapy center in the world dedicated solely to treatment of children. The proton therapy center includes two gantry rooms and a horizontal fixed beam room with a microbeam feature. Each room is equipped with dedicated pencil beam scanning nozzles, high-precision robotic patient positioner and CBCT/planar x-ray for image guidance.
Hitachi PROBEAT-V Proton Beam Therapy System, Siemens ARTISTE, Varian Eclipse, Philips Pinnacle, MIM, Elekta MOSAIQ, and imaging equipment dedicated to radiation treatment planning and adaptive therapy (Philips IQon Spectral-CT, Vereos PET-CT, and Ingenia 1.5 and 3.0T MR systems). The department has cutting edge quality assurance tools and software and access to high-performance computing.
Performs assigned physics duties to ensure the delivery of accurate doses to pediatric patients
Participates in development and implementation of policies and procedures to facilitate accurate and safe radiation delivery.
Provides and supports learning needs through educational activities that promote continuous improvement and compliance with patient care standards.
Participates in budget preparation and equipment specifications
Organizes and documents all physics records to ensure accurate and timely performance of procedures.
Participates in departmental quality improvement/control activities
Assists with the orientation and training of new staff.
Performs other related duties as assigned or directed to meet the goals and objectives of the department and the organization.
Maintains regular and predictable attendance.
MS or PhD in Physical Sciences required.
Four (4) years of experience with MS in Physics.
Two (2) years of experience with MS in Medical Physics or PhD in Physics.
Completion of Part II of the American Board of Radiology Exam preferred.
American Board of Radiology eligibility is required
Completion of Part II of the American Board of Radiology Exam is preferred.
About St Jude
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is one of the world’s premier research and treatment centers for pediatric cancer and childhood diseases. St Jude has been recognized by Fortune magazine as one of the “100 Best Companies to Work For” every year since 2011 and was one of The Scientist’s top 10 “ Best Places to Work in Academia” for seven consecutive years. For more information, visit https://www.stjude.org/
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer. St. Jude does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, sex, genetic information, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, transgender status, veteran’s status or disabled veteran’s status with respect to employment opportunities. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment. St. Jude engages in affirmative action to increase employment opportunities for minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities.
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