The successful candidate will participate in clinical and academic medical physics activities in the Radiation Oncology division at Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center (MBPCC). Clinical duties include provision of routine clinical physics support and participation in the development and release of new clinical technologies and programs. Academic duties include opportunities for research; mentoring and teaching of graduate students enrolled in the joint medical physics graduate program of MBPCC and Louisiana State University (LSU); and mentoring and teaching of medical physics residents at MBPCC. An adjunct faculty appointment in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at LSU is expected. Current research activities are focused on image-guided radiotherapy, electron/mixed-beam radiotherapy, charged particle therapy, and survivorship. Expected division of time is approximately 80% clinical and 20% academic, but can vary based on strengths and interests of the successful candidate.
Facility and Equipment:
MBPCC is a freestanding, not-for-profit oncology practice based in the capital city of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Treating approximately 2,400 patients annually, MBPCC supports the largest radiation oncology practice in the state across its 7 locations in southeast Louisiana and southwest Mississippi. This progressive Center has 13 radiation oncologists, 10 medical physicists, 4 medical physics residents and 7 medical dosimetrists. MBPCC provides state-of-the-art radiation therapy across its network, including 8 Elekta Infinity or VersaHD linear accelerators, 1 Varian iX linear accelerator, 1 TomoTherapy HI-ART system, 1 Gamma Knife ICON, and 4 Elekta-Nucletron HDR systems. Other equipment includes: GE Discovery CT-PET scanners, 4D motion management and deep inspiration breath hold programs, enterprise-level Philips Pinnacle treatment planning system, enterprise-level MOSAIQ record and verify system, Mobius3D/FX and Mim Maestro. Research equipment includes a Raysearch Raystation research planning system and extensive dosimetry laboratories at MBPCC. Resources available through the MBPCC-LSU partnership include a 1.3-GeV synchrotron radiation facility, animal irradiation facility, veterinary school, high performance computing facilities, machine shop, and electronics shop; and cell culture facilities at Pennington Biomedical Research Facility. MBPCC and LSU operate a joint CAMPEP accredited medical physics graduate program with approximately 25 graduate students. In addition to the MBPCC medical physics staff, there are 4 tenured or tenure track medical physics faculty members at LSU. MBPCC also operates a CAMPEP accredited radiation oncology physics residency program with 4 residents at MBPCC and 4 additional residents at 2 regional affiliate site locations.
Employer and Environment:
Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center is a progressive cancer center, which is the leading radiation oncology center in southeast Louisiana and the Gulf South region. Baton Rouge offers the benefits of a university town and a thriving economy. The local area is rich in history and culture and is a sportsman’s paradise. MBPCC provides a rich intellectual environment with opportunities for professional growth and development, participation in the training of medical physics residents and graduate students.
Due to teaching and research responsibilities, a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in medical physics or a closely related field is strongly preferred. Recent or upcoming graduates of accredited residency training programs are strongly encouraged to apply.
Teaching experience; experience in student mentoring; board certification in therapeutic medical physics, and experience with contemporary and advanced radiotherapy systems.
MBPCC offers outstanding benefits to eligible employees and their dependents including health, life, dental, and vision insurance; flexible spending accounts; retirement options; sick leave; wellness benefits; training and development opportunities; employee discounts; and more. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. An offer of employment is contingent on a satisfactory pre-employment background check.
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About Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center
Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center is a freestanding, not-for-profit oncology practice based in the capital city of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. We are the leading cancer care organization in Louisiana with 300 plus compassionate team members. We drive cancer care innovation and fight the disease at every level. Our comprehensive program is patient focused.
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