Medical Physics: Radiation Oncology, Medical Physics: Radiation Oncology Dosimetry
The Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) is seeking one faculty level Therapeutic Radiation Oncology Medical Physicist to participate in clinical, research and teaching programs in the Department of Radiation Oncology at UNMC. Primary clinical responsibilities include performing quality assurance (QA) on radiation therapy equipment, treatment planning and delivery of special procedures (e.g., SRS/SBRT and brachytherapy), and conducting patient chart checks. Radiation Oncology at UNMC is housed in The Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center, a state-of-theart integrated clinical and research facility that opened in June 2017, located at the main campus that includes three new Varian Linacs with the latest technological advancements. Our department is vibrant, growing, and equipped with five linear accelerators (three Varian TrueBeams and one Edge in Omaha area and one Siemens Linac at a satellite hospital) and one Elekta Flexitron HDR unit. Advanced techniques include respiratory motion management and image-guided radiotherapy using OBI/Cone-beam CT, Calypso, and AlignRT, and real-time Ultrasound for prostate HDR brachytherapy. Treatment planning is mainly performed using Varian Eclipse (for external beam therapy) and on Elekta Oncentra and Oncentra Prostate (for brachytherapy). Varian Aria is our Recording and Verification system. Other systems such as Varian Velocity, BrainLab iPlan, Philips Pinnacle are also available. Two Philips MR scanners (1.5T and 3T) with MR simulation capability are also available at our main campus. UNMC offers a broad range of special procedures including VMAT, SRS/SBRT, TBI/TSE, IORT, and brachytherapy for a wide range of treatment sites (GYN/breast/prostate treatment).
The successful candidate will join an advanced department of 8 ABR-certified physics faculty, 8 radiation oncologist faculty, and 5 certified medical dosimetrists, and will provide medical physics coverage under the guidance of the Director of Physics. The department has a CAMPEP accredited Medical Physics Residency program with two resident positions and the successful candidate will participate in teaching responsibilities in our residency program. Requirements include a Master’s degree in Medical Physics or related physics field, be ABR board certified (preferred) or board eligible in Therapeutic Radiation Oncology Physics, and have a minimum of two years of clinical experience. Candidates with treatment planning skills in SBRT and Flexitron-based HDR brachytherapy will be preferred.
Applications are being accepted on-line at http://unmc.peopleadmin.com/postings/48602. Individuals from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
Required Qualifications Master’s degree in Medical Physics or related physics field and be ABR board certified (preferred) or board eligible in Therapeutic Radiation Oncology Physics with a minimum of two years of clinical experience.
Supplemental Qualifications Candidates with treatment planning skills in SBRT and Flexitron-based HDR brachytherapy will be preferred.
Preferred - PhD in Physics
Internal Number: 2019-421
About University of Nebraska Medical Center
Enrollment (Fall 2019): 4,055 students
Employees (January 2018): 5,202 (4,193 FTE)
Founded: 1881. Originally the Omaha Medical College, the college became affiliated with the University of Nebraska in 1902.
Major Units: College of Medicine, College of Nursing, College of Pharmacy, College of Dentistry, College of Public Health, College of Allied Health Professions, Eppley Institute for Research in Cancer and Allied Diseases, Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center, Munroe-Meyer Institute, Stanley M. Truhlsen Eye Institute, and a graduate studies program.
University of Nebraska: The University of Nebraska Medical Center is one of four campuses of the University of Nebraska, which is led by interim President Susan M. Fritz, Ph.D.. The other campuses are: the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL), the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) and the University of Nebraska at Kearney (UNK). The University of Nebraska is supervised by an eight-member Board of Regents.
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•Online master's program in nursing was ranked second in the nation in 20...19 and the public health online master's degree program was ranked sixth by Best Masters Programs, an independent online guide.
•Nearly half of Nebraska’s physicians, dental professionals, pharmacists, bachelor-prepared nurses and allied health professionals have graduated from UNMC.
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