Health and Medicine: Imaging, Health and Medicine: Radiation
The Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of California, San Francisco, seeks to recruit an outstanding postdoctoral research fellow for the Division of Medical Physics. The Department of Radiation Oncology at UCSF has state-of-the art clinical facilities and an emphasis on innovation and excellence in patient care and science. Upcoming facilities of interest to this project include an in-department state-of-the art 3T MRI simulator and planned proton therapy center.
Our research is primarily focused on development of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) based methods for image guidance and radiation interaction (dose) calculation of heavy charged particle and proton therapy. The successful candidate will work on the development and testing of these novel methods to implement MRI guidance for proton therapy. The position will require a mixture of hands-on phantom creation, experimental data collection, computational data analysis and image processing. The position is funded by an NIH NIBIB 3-year grant. The duration of the initial postdoctoral fellowship appointment is 1 year with the potential to extend the appointment in future years depending on progress and interest.
Candidates should have a Ph.D. in medical physics, physics, computer science, electrical engineering, biomedical engineering, applied math, or a related field. A talented candidate with a strong research/publication record in a related field will be prioritized above experience in the medical physics field.
Significant experience in scientific programming (Matlab or Python) and computational methods are required.
Experience in hands-on work including creating test objects/phantoms and obtaining data from experiments (scans and irradiations) involving these test objects/phantoms is preferred.
Experience in algorithm development for image processing, artificial intelligence, machine learning and mathematical modelling is highly desired.
Experience in radiation/proton therapy physics, pulse sequence programming, and magnetic resonance imaging is preferred, but not required.
A current or growing interest in academic medical physics would be ideal.
Please send a CV and the names of at least 3 references to (or, alternatively, submit within this system) :
Atchar Sudhyadhom, Ph.D. DABR
Assistant Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology
University of California, San Francisco
About University of California, San Francisco
UCSF is the premier medical center in California, currently ranked 5th nationally by US News and World Reports. UCSF is also #2 in NIH funding nationwide. The Department of Radiation Oncology at the UCSF is part of the Helen Diller Comprehensive Cancer Center, and employs 18 radiation oncologists, 19 faculty and staff physicists, 9 dosimetrists, and approximately 35 radiation therapists. The Department provides in- and outpatient radiotherapy services across three facilities within the city of San Francisco, with facilities that include Varian TrueBeam and TrueBeam STx, Elekta VersaHD, Siemens Artiste and Oncor linear accelerators, a Tomotherapy unit, a Gamma Knife Perfexion ICON, a Cyberknife VSI, multiple 4D wide bore CT scanners, comprehensive Hyperthermia program, active programs in intra-operative radiotherapy (including two Mobetron and one Intrabeam units), and HDR and LDR brachytherapy. In addition, the department offers proton irradiation of ocular melanoma using a cyclotron located at the UC Davis campus. Treatment planning capabilities include Pinnacle, Eclipse, iPlan, GammaPlan, Multiplan, Oncentra, Raystation, MIM and Velocity. We have active research programs in machi...ne learning, proton therapy, robotic brachytherapy, cross-platform comparison, SRS and SBRT, deformable image registration, and hyperthermia and thermal therapy technology. The Physics Division hosts a CAMPEP accredited Medical Physics Residency program with four residents and hosts a number of postdocs and graduate students. Our physics faculty members have strong affiliations with UCSF and UC Berkeley graduate programs.
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