The Medical Physics and Biophysics Division is seeking a Clinical Physicist, preferably PhD level with radiation oncology physics residency training from a CAMPEP-approved program, to support the Radiation Oncology clinical physics operation and to pursue research and development with an emphasis on image-guided radiation therapy and brachytherapy. The successful candidate will join a Physics staff of about 50 including 20 faculty physicists, and will contribute to daily routine physics operations, R&D and teaching. An ideal candidate will have a strong clinical and research background and interest in image-guided radiation therapy and brachytherapy, MR-guided radiation treatment and simulation, adaptive radiation therapy, and stereotactic body radiation therapy. Additional R&D topics currently pursued include radiomics, data science and artificial intelligence; radiation transport algorithm development; pre-clinical models for SBRT irradiation and functional imaging; novel modes of radiation treatment using theranostic nano-particles; and DNA-biophysics for liquid-biopsy of cancer. The candidate should have a strong record of academic and/or clinical achievement. Leadership in the clinical implementation of innovative technologies will be considered an advantage. Experience in complementary disciplines such as functional imaging is a major plus. Academic appointment at Harvard Medical School may be possible, for appropriately qualified candidates.
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The Medical Physics and Biophysics Division currently provides services to the Department of Radiation Oncology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, and the Children’s Hospital at Harvard Medical School, as well as to the outreach Cancer Centers at Milford, South Shore, Mansfield and Bermuda Cancer Center. Facilities include 14 Varian linacs including 2 stereotactic linacs, 2 HDR units with dedicated CT scanner, a Co-60 TBI unit and 8 CT-simulators. An MR-linac and MR-simulator are anticipated to be online in July 2019. State-of-the-art pre-clinical focal irradiation facilities are also available. For a snapshot of R&D work in the Division, visit http://medicalphysics.bwh.harvard.edu/ (using Chrome browser)
Additional Salary Information: salary commensurate with experience and qualifications
About Brigham and Womens Hospital, Harvard Medical School
The Medical Physics and Biophysics Division currently provides services to the Department of Radiation Oncology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, and the Children’s Hospital at Harvard Medical School, and to outreach sites in surrounding communities. The Harvard teaching hospitals are located at the heart of Boston’s medical community. Our outreach facilities have been built as multidisciplinary Cancer Centers, and further network expansion is underway. The South Shore/Weymouth, Milford and Mansfield Cancer Centers are Network sites at the outskirt of historic Boston which is filled with academic, cultural, and outdoor attractions. Bermuda Cancer Center is our first international site.
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions or any other characteristic protected by law. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
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