The Radiation Oncology Physics Section at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health, Department of Human Oncology, is seeking an individual to engage in clinical radiation oncology physics activities as well as research projects related to implementation and evaluation of technologies in the radiation oncology clinic. The successful candidate will participate in high-level clinical development and use applications for radiation oncology treatment planning and delivery systems to further the advancement of treatment options and patient care, including with MR imaging systems and MR-guided radiation therapy systems. The position will focus primarily on practicing clinical radiation oncology physics services provided at the UW Health Cancer Centers, including coverage in the department's outreach clinics which are physically separate from the University Hospital. Additional responsibilities will include clinical research and development based on the candidate's interests and accomplishments, as well as teaching of residents and other trainees in the department.
The UW School of Medicine and Public Health has a deep and profound commitment to diversity both as an end in itself but also as a valuable means for eliminating health disparities. As such, we strongly encourage applications from candidates who foster and promote the values of diversity and inclusion.
This position, under the supervision of the Chief of Physics, requires participation and interaction with medical staff and faculty, analyzing and providing support in all areas of clinical radiation oncology physics and radiation research and development. This includes but is not limited to:
1. Investigate and identify problems, develop clinical solutions, and implement quality management programs related to: a) treatment simulation, modeling, or research data from multimodality images for radiation planning, dose calculations, and response assessment; b) imaging artifacts and patient alignment determined from all departmental image guidance systems; c) patient immobilization, localization positioning, and motion management reproducibility; d) radiation treatment delivery systems; e) commercial and in-house software systems for designing, optimizing, delivering, and longitudinally tracking radiation dose distributions; f) on-line adaptive image guided radiation therapy, including MR-guided radiation therapy; g) radiation measurement systems such as radiographic films, ionization chambers, diodes, thermo-luminescent dosimeters, and commercial 3D/4D dosimeter systems. 2. Participate in the development of novel image guided and intensity modulated radiation therapy, brachytherapy, TomoTherapy, and MR-guided treatment planning and delivery programs. 3. Implement advanced procedures related to quality assurance monitoring, immobilization, localization and dose verification in treatment delivery processes. 4. Develop and perform clinical radiation oncology physics procedures related to all forms of brachytherapy, linear accelerators, quality management and improvement, simulators, radioactive materials, radiation measurement equipment, and computers used in clinical radiation oncology. These activities include patient plan checks, patient localization and immobilization, weekly physics radiation treatment review, chart rounds and tumor board participation, on-call physics coverage, and responding as the primary contact for radiation therapy equipment repair/maintenance issues. 5. Contribute to the department's research studies and publications, including clinical trials review, input, monitoring, and team coordination.
The successful candidate will also participate in professional, public, and university service, as well as take an active teaching role for both physics and physician residents as well as other trainees.
MINIMUM YEARS AND TYPE OF RELEVANT WORK EXPERIENCE:
Experience performing quality assurance of and clinical support for conventional c-arm linear accelerator systems and TomoTherapy systems, brachytherapy with HDR remote after-loaders and unsealed sources, radiation dosimetry measurement equipment, radiotherapy treatment planning systems, four-dimensional and other advanced computed tomography imaging, magnetic resonance imaging, and experimental data acquisition and analysis is desirable.
Experience with MR-guided radiation therapy is also preferred.
Proficiency with a broad range of clinical software systems is required, as are excellent social and communication skills.
For appointment or promotion to Associate Professor (CHS) or Professor (CHS) on the Clinical Health Sciences (CHS) faculty track, candidate must meet UW School of Medicine and Public Health requirements for rank per guidelines.
Board certified or board eligible.
The University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health is located at the University of Wisconsin - Madison. Our mission is to advance health without compromise through service, scholarship, science, and social responsibility. Together with UW Health--an integrated regional academic health system--we strive to be a national leader in health care, advancing the well-being of the people of Wisconsin and beyond.
The UW-Madison campus, located in the heart of the City of Madison, spans 936 acres along the scenic southern shore of Lake Mendota.
Enjoy robust benefits such as the State of Wisconsin benefits package, a beautiful campus setting, and a competitive salary.
Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.
The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.
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The deadline for assuring full consideration is May 14, 2019, however positions will remain open and applications may be considered until the position is filled.
OFFICIAL TITLE: PROFESSOR (CHS)(D01NN) or ASSOC PROFESSOR (CHS)(D02NN) or ASST PROFESSOR (CHS)(D03NN)
The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.
Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.
The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).
About University of Wisconsin, Dept. of Human Oncology
As part of the University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center, the University of Wisconsin Department of Human Oncology is recognized throughout the Midwest and the nation as one of the leading innovators in cancer research, quality patient care and active community involvement. UW Carbone Cancer Center is committed to leading-edge research, outstanding educational opportunities to medical students, residents, and other health care providers. It is the only comprehensive cancer center, as designated by the National Cancer Institute, in Wisconsin.
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