University of Maryland Department of Radiation Oncology
The Maryland Proton Treatment Center, Medical Physics Fellowship in Proton Therapy
The University of Maryland, Department of Radiation Oncology is offering a 1-year clinical physics fellowship as a unique educational opportunity for the acquisition of practical expertise in all aspects of proton therapy physics. This is a clinical fellowship, and the candidate selected will be given a faculty appointment as an Instructor at the University of Maryland, School of Medicine.
The fellowship is designed to expose the fellow to all aspects of proton therapy at our state-of-the-art Maryland Proton Treatment Center (MPTC). The fellowship will begin with introduction lectures, the fellow will later shadow experienced proton physicists through clinical rotations before participating in the clinic. The first six months are dedicated to learning the basics of clinical proton physics. By the second half of the fellowship the fellow is expected to select and work on two proton projects while the fellow will continue to fully participate in all clinical rotations. The fellow will assist in the clinical implementation of either a new treatment planning technique or a new treatment modality during the second half of the fellowship. It is expected that the fellow will submit 1-2 abstracts to either PTCOG-NA and/or the AAPM annual meeting. If accepted as oral presentation, the fellow will be provided the opportunity to present work in person.
At the end of this year the fellow will be ready to transition into a faculty position at an academic proton center.
Interested candidates are invited to apply with a letter of interest, CV, and 3 references (or letters of reference) to Lisa Thomas at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Competitive salary and benefits. The University of Maryland, Baltimore is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age or any characteristic protected by law or policy.
The candidate must have a PhD degree in physics, engineering, medical physics, or closely related science, and be a graduate of a clinical residency program in medical physics.
This is a 1-year program.
Applicants are expected to be board-eligible at the time they begin the fellowship.
Exceptional international applicants who have completed a medical physics residency may be considered.
U.S. citizens and candidates who are legally authorized to work without an employer sponsored visa are preferred, but not required.
Internal Number: FY20; No FRIS needed
About Univ of MD Dept of Radiation Oncology; Maryland Proton Treatment Center
The School of Medicine is one of the fastest growing, top-tier biomedical research enterprises in the world -- with 43 academic departments, centers, institutes, and programs; and a faculty of more than 3,000 physicians, scientists, and allied health professionals, including members of the National Academy of Medicine, and a distinguished recipient of the Albert E. Lasker Award in Medical Research.
The School of Medicine faculty, which ranks as the 8th-highest public medical school in research productivity, is an innovator in translational medicine with 600 active patents and 24 start-up companies. The School works locally, nationally, and globally, with research and treatment facilities in 36 countries around the world.
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