A full-time medical physics position is immediately available for an experienced clinical medical physicist at the UPMC Hillman Cancer Center at Magee-Womens Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA. The center is equipped with Varian 21iX linac with kV OBI/CBCT and Rapid Arc and with Varian Halcyon linac. Eclipse RTP with ARiA information system are used for treatment planning and information and image management system.
The center has a very strong CT and MRI imaging based HDR brachytherapy program. The center is also about to start SBRT/SRS program. Primary responsibilities for this position include but are not limited to: regular quality assurance testing and dosimetry calibration of radiation therapy equipment, SBRT/SRS treatment planning, brachytherapy treatment planning and delivery, dosimetry and clinical implementation of intensity modulated radiation therapy, implementation of 4D CT and gated radiation therapy. The position will involve providing limited coverage for Gamma Knife at the nearby Gamma Knife Center. The successful candidate will have a full support of the Medical Physics Division. The Division’s goal has been to expand its strong clinical program in physics with emphasis on 4D CT, organ motion management, IMRT SRS/SBRT and IGRT and research in these areas and other areas of interest to the candidate. Successful candidate should have demonstrated clinical skills in these areas and is expected to function independently with excellent oral and written communication skills. The Board certification and at least three years of clinical experience are preferred.
UPMC Hillman Cancer Center is a leading organization in the nation in conducting academic research and clinical implementation of various state of the art technologies in radiation therapy. The network’s Cancer Centers are equipped predominantly with Varian linear accelerators with on board kV imaging, cone beam CT and Rapid Arc capabilities and also with Elekta linear accelerators. Other equipment includes Philips and GE CT units and PET/CT simulators (with 4D capability), Gamma Knife units, Cyberknife, Nucletron and Gamma Med HDR systems, Eclipse treatment planning system, and Aria, and Mosaiq information management systems. Treatment planning system is integrated at most sites allowing for connectivity and remote planning.
M.S. or Ph.D. in Physics or Medical Physics required, board eligibility required, ABR/ABMP Certification in Therapeutic Radiological Physics or Therapeutic Radiology is preferred.
Internal Number: 772032
About UPMC Hillman Cancer Center
UPMC Hillman Cancer Center has twenty-eight facilities in Pennsylvania and New York State, one Cancer Center in Ireland and two Cancer Centers in Italy. Efforts have been underway to expand UPMC's international presence to other countries. This present position comes with the faculty appointment level and salary commensurate with the candidate's qualification and experience. UPMC Hillman Cancer Center offers a competitive salary and benefit package and is an equal opportunity employer.
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