University of Washington, Seattle, Department of Radiation Oncology
Two postdoctoral research positions are available in the Department of Radiation Oncology, at the University of Washington, Seattle. The term of appointment is one-year beginning on approximately July 1, 2019 with possible extension of up to three years. This research focus for this position is an NCI-funded project to design and develop a radiation therapy system specifically designed for use in low- and middle-income countries where cancer has emerged as one of the most important public health problems. This project has two prongs: 1) develop a novel compensator-based IMRT system which provides high-efficiency delivery, and 2) deliver an automatic treatment planning solution optimized for the low- and middle-income country setting. The postdoctoral fellows will focus on the modeling, development and testing of the device, including Monte Carlo simulations, treatment planning studies and dosimetry tests in collaboration with partner sites in India, and will help develop the automatic treatment planning solution in collaboration with researchers at MD Anderson Cancer Center. The fellows will also participate in clinical service within the department as appropriate.
The candidate should have a Ph.D. degree in physics, medical physics or biomedical engineering. Candidates with the following background are preferred: (1) strong interest in research in radiation oncology and experience in data analysis and processing; (2) exposure to clinical radiation oncology physics; (3) solid mathematical/physics background, and computer programming skills; programming experience with Monte Carlo modeling is preferred.
Facility and Environment:
The Department of Radiation Oncology treats over 160 patients per day in a strong multimodality program. The Department has 14 faculty physicists and administers a CAMPEP-accredited medical physics residency program with two residents recruited per year through the Medical Physics Match Program. Radiation delivery equipment includes 7 linear accelerators, IGRT-capability, a Mobetron intra-operative accelerator, GammaKnife, Acuity Imaging-based Brachytherapy Suite, 3 large-bore 4D CT simulator, HDR unit, a Scanditronix fast neutron therapy facility and proton beam facility with gantry and Incline beam capability.
Employer and Environment:
The Department of Radiation Oncology is an integral part of the University of Washington and collaborates closely with the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, a world-class cancer treatment center, a Program is an NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, which ranks #6 of 67 in the nation. The University of Washington is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Please send applications to Eric Ford, PhD FAAPM, Professor, Department Radiation Oncology, ph: 206-598-7294, E-mail: email@example.com
About University of Washington Department of Radiation Oncology
The Department of Radiation Oncology is an integral part of the University of Washington and collaborates closely with the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, a world-class cancer treatment center, a Program is an NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, which ranks #6 of 67 in the nation. The University of Washington is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
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