Medical Physics: Health Physics/Radiation Safety, Medical Physics: Radiation Oncology, Medical Physics: Radiological Physics - General
The appointee shall provide services as assigned by the Director of the Division of Radiation Physics in furtherance of the university’s missions and goals of teaching, research, patient care, outreach and public service. This position is located in the coastal town of Astoria, Oregon at the Columbia Memorial Hospital CMH-OHSU Knight Cancer Care Center.
The Department of Radiation Medicine at Oregon Health & Science University is seeking a board-certified medical physicist for a faculty position, this appointee will join our team of currently 13 physicists and 7 dosimetrists. The physicist will play a significant role in management and performance of clinical physics duties. In addition, the candidate is expected to contribute to the department’s research and educational programs.
This position reports to (supervisor): Director of the Division of Radiation Physics
The duties of this position include:
Under the general supervision of the Director of the Division of Radiation Physics, the appointee will provide technical expertise in the areas of patient treatment planning, therapy machine/radioactive sources calibration, radiation safety, and new technology research and implementation. The appointee will work in a coordinated effort with the physics team to develop the clinical, educational, and research objectives of the department. The appointee must have a strong clinical background as well as strong interest in having a career in academic radiation oncology. Educational responsibilities will include developing and teaching medical and physics residents, graduate and undergraduate courses along with supervising MS and PhD students’ research and dissertations.
Facility and Equipment:
The newly built CMH-OHSU Knight Cancer Care Center is equipped with a newly installed 16- slice Phillips simulator with 4DCT (four-dimensional computed tomography) capability, Elekta Versa HD with Hexapod, Monaco and Pinnacle treatment planning systems and Mosaiq record and verify. Treatment modalities include 3D-CRT, IMRT, IGRT, VMAT, and SBRT. HDR is currently under consideration.
This position requires a M. Sc. (PhD preferred) or equivalent degree in medical physics, radiological physics, or related field and completion of a residency program in clinical medical physics or two years of post-graduation experience. Demonstrated ability to work independently and in a team, experience with the technology available at OHSU (listed above) is very much desired. Occasional travel to the main Marquam Hill clinic is expected. Certification in therapeutic radiological physics by the American Board of Radiology or the American Board of Medical Physics is required.
About Oregon Health and Science University
OHSU's singular focus on improving health starts with Oregonians and has global impact. We are the only academic health center in Oregon, but we're also nationally distinct as a university dedicated solely to advancing health sciences. This allows us to concentrate resources on research to prevent and cure disease, on education that prepares physicians, dentists, nurses and other health professionals to succeed in an evolving health care environment, and on patient care that incorporates the latest knowledge and discoveries.
Based in Portland, we have 16,000 employees, operate the top-ranked adult and children's hospitals in Oregon, and secure competitive research funding of more than $400 million a year. As a public organization, we provide community outreach and services for Oregon's most vulnerable populations.
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