The Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of Miami/Miller School of Medicine has an immediate opening for an academically oriented Medical Physicist with strong clinical skills and experience in Proton Therapy to join our Medical Physics faculty. The Department of Radiation Oncology currently has 14 medical physics faculty, 16 clinical faculty, including 3 physician-scientists, 9 dosimetrists, 11 radiation oncology residents, 2 medical physics residents, and 2 IT staff.
The department has a very active IMRT/VMAT, SRS/SBRT, MR-Guided RT, and HDR and LDR programs, with a fully functional implant suite. The department has an Eclipse treatment planning system and operates on a completely electronic charting system using EPIC and ARIA. The Sylvester Cancer Center Proton Therapy Center is scheduled to open in 2020. The Proton Therapy Center will be connected to the current Radiation Oncology Department in the Sylvester Cancer Center West, the University of Miami Hospital and will feature the Varian ProBeam proton therapy system with one rotating gantry beam room.
The medical physics division in the Radiation Oncology Department currently covers five radiation therapy venues, including Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center (SCCC) at Main, West, Coral Gables, Deerfield Beach and Jackson Memorial Hospital (JMH). The Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center (SCCC) clinics are equipped with several modern Varian linear accelerators (TrueBeam, Trilogy, 23IX) with cone beam CT and arc-based treatment capabilities, Siemens CT simulators (20 and 64 slice), a 3.0T GE MRI, an Electa Gamma Knife Perfexion, a Nucletron LDR/HDR unit, Philips PET/CT, Vision RT and Viewray MRIdian MR-Guided Radiotherapy system. A Varian ProBeam proton therapy system is currently been installed and will be operational in 2020.
The successful candidate should hold a Ph.D. in physics, engineering, medical physics or related field and be ABR (or equivalent) certified with minimum 3 years proton therapy experience in both clinical and research setting. Assistant Professor and Associate Professor level Faculty appointments are available for qualified candidates. To be eligible for an Associate Professor level position, a substantial academic track record in the field of Medical Physics is required. The salary and level of the position are commensurate with the length, breadth, and depth of experience.
The ideal candidate should have strong technical and communication skills along with a commitment to translational research and teaching. Experience in clinical proton therapy, including proton treatment planning, commissioning and QA is required. The successful candidate is expected to participate in acceptance testing and commissioning of a new Varian ProBeam proton therapy system and commissioning of proton treatment planning system. The successful candidate will participate in providing support and consultation for dosimetry, therapy and physician group in proton planning, treatment delivery, and clinical protocol development, including performing of all physics related tasks and QA procedures. Experience in working with Varian ProBeam proton therapy and Eclipse/ARIA systems and as well as linac-based treatments such as 3D CRT, IMRT/VMAT, SRS/SBRT, and IGRT are highly desirable.
Our expectation is that the candidate will be a valuable member of our translational research team and will begin to participate immediately in academic projects guided by Chief of Medical Physics. Participation in teaching for our CAMPEP-accredited Medical Physics Residency and Medical Physics Graduate programs is expected.
Interested parties should submit their Curriculum Vitae along with a cover letter, summary of your career, including statement of research, teaching interests, future vision and 3 references to Ms. Shannon O’Neil at email@example.com, Tel: (305) 243-4255, Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, 1475 NW 12th Ave., Suite C123, Miami, Fl. 33136. Please refer to the position number P100047798 and also submit your CV on the University of Miami website https://umiami.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/UMFaculty/job/Miami-FL/Medical-Physicist_R100029784.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Internal Number: P100047798
About University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Radiation Oncology Department at University Miami is located at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center in Miami, FL. The department consists of 16 Radiation Oncologists, 14 physicists and 9 dosimetrists.
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