The Division of Medical Physics in the Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine is recruiting a full-time Medical Physics faculty position at the Assistant Professor, non-tenure track level for our community-based practice Upper Chesapeake Medical Center. This center has 2 Varian linear accelerator units (Trilogy and TrueBeam), a Philips CT simulator, and 1 HDR unit. The successful candidate will join our existing team of dedicated Physicists and Dosimetrists and will be responsible for supporting clinical activities, participate in the Department’s physics and clinical research, initiate and participate in clinical improvements, and actively engage in teaching activities.
Facility and Equipment:
The Medical Physics Division is currently comprised of 24 faculty physicists, 22 dosimetrists, 3 physics residents, and 8 post-doctoral fellows and graduate students. The Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of Maryland provides a full range of clinical services at the University of Maryland Medical System and its community practice centers. All practice sites are connected via a telemedicine network facilitating interactions between faculty. The Department also has a vibrant clinical program and an active Division of Translational Radiation Sciences (DTRS). Services provided include conformal radiotherapy, IMRT, IGRT, SRS/SBRT, thermal therapy, and brachytherapy. The Department is currently equipped with state-of-the-art equipment including a Varian TrueBeam Edge, four Varian TrueBeam linacs, 4 Varian Trilogy linacs, 2 Varian Clinac IX, and 5 multi-slice large bore CT simulators with 4D capabilities. In addition, the Department has 2 HDR units, a Gamma Knife, and a GammaPod. The Department also runs the Maryland Proton Treatment Center (MPTC) equipped with a Varian ProBeam system, a Siemens dual energy CT scanner, and a Siemens 1.5 T MRI unit. Currently four gantry rooms are in clinical operation and a fixed beam room has been commissioned and will be used clinically later this year. The first patient was treated in Feburary of 2016 and since then more than 1000 patients have treated at MPTC. The department has access to clinical PET/CT and MR scanners. Campus-wide shared resources include small-animal imaging CT, PET and MR scanners. Treatment planning systems from multiple vendors include RaySearch, Varian, BrainLab, and Nucletron. The Division of Medical Physics has dedicated research space which includes overall office and lab space of 19,197 sq. ft. inclusive of 1,000 sq. ft. machine shop, a small animal image-guided radiotherapy system (SARRP, Xstrahl, Inc.) shared with DTRS, and a dedicated 3D printer.
Employer and Environment:
The Upper Chesapeake Medical Center is a brand-new facility surrounded by beautiful parks, wonderful walking, hiking and biking trails. It is within 20 miles of our main facility in downtown Baltimore, close to the Inner Harbor waterfront, professional sports stadiums a myriad of museums, musical and dramatic arts venues, and BWI airport. In addition, the heart of Washington DC with all its cultural, historic and entertainment options are a short car ride or train ride away.
To be considered for this position, interested applicants should apply to the faculty posting online. The applications will be considered until the position is filled.
The University of Maryland, Baltimore is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristics protected by law or policy.
Candidates for this position must have a Ph.D. in medical physics, engineering, or related physical sciences, and must have completed a post-doctoral or residency training in radiation oncology. ABR certification/eligibility in radiation oncology physics is required.
Internal Number: 03-317-164
About University of MD Baltimore, Dept. Radiation Oncology
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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