The Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) in Little Rock has re-opened its search for a medical physics faculty candidate. A Ph.D. degree in Medical Physics, or another relevant fields, and certification or eligibility for board certification are preferred, however, graduating resident applications will be accepted. Clinical experience using modern technologies such as IGRT, SRS & SBRT, and HDR. Experience with Varian TrueBeam STx is preferred. A track record of externally funded research will be a favorable/positive consideration.
The Department of Radiation Oncology is a growing academic department housed in a two-story building on the UAMS campus. Clinical equipment includes two identical Varian TrueBeam STx accelerators with six degree of freedom couches and a TomoHDA unit. Treatment planning systems include: Eclipse with ARIA, Tomotherapy, Raystation, and Brainlab Elements with Exactrac. The Department also operates a Gamma Knife Perfexion unit jointly with the Department of Neurosurgery. A new Philips 16-slice Bigbore CT scanner with 4D capability is used for simulation. For brachytherapy treatments, the department has an Elekta Nucletron HDR unit for both intracavitary and interstitial therapy.
The Division operates an in-house robotic-arm small animal irradiator. There is a research parallel computing system with both a 4-GPU coprocessor board and a16-20 CPU Linux cluster. Research laboratory space for Physics is available. There are multiple opportunities to collaborate with the Cancer and Radiation Biology Division as well as Radiology and Medical Informatics.
Both a CAMPEP-accredited medical physics residency program and radiation oncology residency programs are in place. All physics faculty members are expected to participate in didactic and clinical rotations in these educational programs.
UAMS is the only comprehensive cancer treatment and research center in the State of Arkansas and serves a population of 3 million people. The Department of Radiation Oncology offers a competitive starting compensation packages commensurate with the individuals’ experience, qualifications, and reflective of a strong commitment to academic activities and continued expansion of externally funded research programs. In addition, the department of radiation oncology funds the medical and malpractice insurance costs of the selected faculty.
Salary and rank will depend upon qualifications and will be commensurate with the current AAPM salary survey.
Additional Salary Information: Salary and rank will depend upon qualifications and will be commensurate with the current AAPM salary survey.
About University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
The Department of Radiation Oncology of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences is the leading provider of radiation therapy services to the State of Arkansas.An integral part of the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute’s multi-disciplinary approach to cancer treatment, the department is housed in a state-of-the art facility at the UAMS campus. The department services not only the UAMS Medical Center, but also the Arkansas Childrens Hospital and John L. McClellan Memorial Veterans Hospital.The department is outfitted with cutting edge technology which includes state-of-the art linear accelerators, ACCURAY Tomotherapy HDA, Respiratory Gated Radiation Therapy, 4D CT and tomographic models, TRUS-Guided Real-Time Prostate Brachytherapy, MammoSite Breast Brachytherapy, Expansion of LDR brachytherapy program to include interstitial implants of various tumor sites, and Thermal Medicine. Intensity Modulation Radiation Therapy was first introduced in the state of Arkansas by our faculty. Our faculty, in collaboration with the UAMS Department of Neurosurgery, operate the Gamma Knife Center where high precision Radiosurgery is used to treat brain tumors.The Department of Radiation... Oncology has a very active clinical, teaching, and research program. Our cutting edge technology, combined with our research efforts and in house development has allowed us to provide aggressive and innovative treatment options to our patients. Our training programs include a residency in Medical Physics, which enables us to train new scientists to the latest and most modern techniques in the fight against cancer
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