DEPARTMENT OF RADIATION ONCOLOGY: Sidney Kimmel Medical College at the Asplundh Cancer Center is now accepting applications for a full-time position in the Department of Radiation Oncology. The department is seeking a highly motivated individual to join the medical physics team to support Jefferson's dynamic and expanding clinical services, as well as innovative research and education. The new state-of-the-art, 86,000-square-foot cancer center is located 4 miles from Abington Hospital and opened in July 2018. The department is currently treating approximately 90 patients/day on three new Varian TrueBeam accelerators. The department has an active GYN HDR and growing SRS program. Applicants should hold an M.S. or Ph.D. degree and be board-certified in the field of Medical Physics. Primary responsibilities will consist of patient care in several areas, which may include external beam, stereotactic radiosurgery, brachytherapy, radionuclide delivery and other clinical services.
Thomas Jefferson University, including its expanding affiliate centers, offers state-of-the-art treatment capabilities. The Medical Physics Division currently consists of 19 physicists and 4 physics residents. System-wide equipment includes Varian TrueBeam and Elekta Agility linacs, 4D CBCT, 6 DoF robotic couch, large bore 4D CT, Nucletron HDR and CyberKnife. A dedicated radiosurgery division includes TrueBeam Edge with ExacTrac and Elekta Gamma Knife. Treatment planning at the centralized main campus is carried out using Eclipse and Monaco v5 in a MOSAIQ/Oncology PACS environment and MIM imaging software. Other special procedures include TBI, TSET and extensive brachytherapy programs for the treatment of breast, prostate, skin, GYN, H&N and brain diseases and for cardiovascular/interventional radiology. The division supports a wide range of thermal oncology treatments using multi-channel microwave equipment for superficial tumors and radiofrequency phased array system for deep regional hyperthermia.
The Medical Physics Division has an active academic program that includes strong research efforts in a number of areas. The incumbents are expected to initiate new research directions and to take part in ongoing research programs. Involvement in the training of both physician and physics residents is encouraged, as well as teaching of the Jefferson radiation therapy program, dosimetry program and emerging medical physics graduate program.
M.S. or Ph.D. degree and board-certified in the field of Medical Physics.
Jefferson Health – Asplundh Cancer Center is in Willow Grove, Pennsylvania. Jefferson Health values diversity and encourages applications from women, members of minority groups, LGBTQ individuals, disabled individuals and veterans.
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