The Department of Radiation Medicine at Roswell Park Cancer Institute has an immediate opening for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow. This position is supported by a grant from an industrial partner, and has an initial duration of 18 months, with a strong possibility of a 6-month extension. The successful applicant will join a team of 8 Physicists in an active clinical, research, and teaching environment. The position requires a PhD in Medical Physics, a strong computational background, and a commitment to research and development of new technologies. Extensive knowledge of Python and Matlab is essential. Some experience with machine learning and optimization algorithms would be helpful but is not required.
The research project involves novel techniques for the optimization of treatment plan parameters; monte carlo modeling of VMAT and 3D fields; and parallelization of radiation dose calculations using high-performance computing resources. This is an exciting area of research that involves collaboration with a Computer Engineering group and an academic supercomputer center.
Clinical equipment at the main campus includes four state-of-the-art Varian linacs (mixture of TrueBeam and Trilogy units), an Elekta ICON Gamma Knife unit, a Nucletron HDR afterloading unit, a GE Discovery 16 slice CT simulator, a superficial x-ray unit, and a Varian Eclipse treatment planning network. The department EMR is Elekta Mosaiq. State-of-the-art treatment techniques offered in the clinic include SBRT, SRS, HDR IORT, TBI, and TSEI.
The successful applicant may also be eligible for a concurrent appointment as a Medical Physicist Assistant (MPA), joining a team of four other MPAs. This would permit the applicant to obtain experience with linac, brachytherapy, and gamma knife treatment modalities. This is, therefore, an ideal position for a graduate from a CAMPEP-accredited Medical Physics program who plans to apply to a Medical Physics Residency Program in the future.
Interested candidates should submit a CV and cover letter (via email) describing research interests and career goals to:
Roswell Park Cancer Institute (“RPCI”), located in Buffalo, New York, was founded in 1898 by Dr. Roswell Park, one of the nation’s preeminent surgeons. RPCI provides a comprehensive array of inpatient and outpatient cancer treatment services, as well as a wide variety of cancer research, education, and prevention activities, on a local, national, and international scale. From its inception, RPCI’s mission – to understand, prevent and cure cancer – has remained consistent with the vision of its founder. RPCI was among the first to be designated a “Comprehensive Cancer Center” by the National Cancer Institute in 1974, and has held that designation ever since. RPCI is also a charter member of the prestigious National Comprehensive Cancer Network (“NCCN”), an alliance of the nation’s leading cancer centers. Many RPCI faculty members serve on the NCCN panels that create the Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology – the internationally recognized standards for clinical policy in oncology and the most comprehensive, most frequently updated clinical practice guidelines available in any area of medicine.
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