The Department of Radiation Oncology at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California is recruiting a full-time Medical Physicist for a clinical faculty position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level. The rank of the selected candidate will depend upon the candidate’s qualifications.
While competency and service in all areas of radiation oncology physics are expected. We are seeking an individual who has the expertise in the areas of machine calibration and equipment quality assurance (accelerators, CT simulators, and HDR unit and special procedures (such as stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS), total body irradiation (TBI), total skin electron treatment (TSET), and eye plaque treatment. Other ongoing areas of clinical service could include IGRT, SBRT, HDR brachytherapy and treatment planning. In addition to participating in a general clinical physics practice, the selected applicant will provide didactic and practical teaching and training for medical residents and other departmental staff. A successful candidate should also engage in clinical research and development initiatives.
The applicant’s doctoral degree should be in medical physics or a related field with completion of a CAMPEP approved residency-training program in Radiation Oncology physics and ABR Radiotherapy Certification. Significant aptitudes for the use of treatment delivery; calibration and quality assurance equipment; computerized treatment planning; patient management and safety; excellent communication are considered necessary. Competence in practical and didactic teaching is expected as is experienced in clinical research as evidenced by a previous record of publication in the scientific journal.
The University of Southern California strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment. Women and men, and members of all racial and ethnic groups are encouraged to apply.
Interested applicants should apply on the USC Careers site at:
Minimum Education: Ph.D. graduates either from a CAMPEP accredited graduate program or from a CAMPEP accredited residency program
Preferred Experience: ABR certification with 3 to 7 years’ experience, depending on professorial rank.
Internal Number: REQ20073690
About University of Southern California - Keck School of Medicine
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The Department of Radiation Oncology at the Keck School of Medicine (KSOM) of USC is located at the Health Sciences Campus on the ground floor of the Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center hospital. Our team of world-class physicians and instructors hail from the best radiation programs in the country. The Division of Medical Physics within the Department of Radiation Oncology consists of 8 Medical Physicists who provide services in various hospitals and USC satellite locations to include: Kenneth Norris Jr. Cancer Hospital (an NCI designated Comprehensive Cancer Center), LAC+USC Medical Center, USC University Hospital, Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles, and community based clinics.
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