The Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of Kansas Hospital (UKH), and the NCI-designated University of Kansas Cancer Center (UKCC) is seeking an experienced medical physicist with strong clinical skills to join a dynamic clinical, research and teaching-oriented department. The responsibilities will include providing clinical radiation therapy services for state-of-the-art programs, including IMRT, VMAT, SRS (CNS and body), IGRT, LDR and HDR brachytherapy.
The position will be based primarily at the main UKH campus but could also include coverage at our satellite clinics. The faculty member will also be expected to actively participate in the research and teaching programs, including teaching of radiation oncology residents and medical physics residents. The opportunity to serve in a leadership role in the research programs may be available to interested candidates, as are opportunities to mentor junior faculty and medical and physics residents.
The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. or master’s degree in physics or a closely related discipline, certification by the American Board of Radiology or the American Board of Medical Physics and a minimum of 5 years of medical physics experience in a healthcare environment. Applicants must have demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment and a commitment to do so as a faculty member at the University of Kansas Hospital. A demonstrated record of peer-reviewed publications and a commitment to clinical, transnational and/or basic research is plus. Outstanding new residency graduates will also be considered. Experience with proton therapy is desirable but not required.
The Department of Radiation Oncology provides a full range of clinical services at the University of Kansas Health System and its 5 area community facilities, including two community hospitals and 3 comprehensive cancer centers. Services provided include SRS/SRT, SBRT, Brachytherapy (HDR&LDR), IMRT, Breathing Motion Management, TBI, TSE, Radiopharmaceutical, etc. Our department is the leader in the Kansas City area in pediatric radiation therapy. UKCC clinics are equipped with 10 Varian linear accelerators. This includes True Beam, Novalis TX, Trilogy, Big Bore 16 slice CT scanner, PET scanner, and 3 Calypso systems. Construction of a proton center at the main UKH campus will start in December 2019 and is expected to start treating patients in late 2021. The Division of Medical Physics consists of 11 physicists, two physics resident trainees and additional staff who support a full range of clinical, research, and educational services.
The University of Kansas Health System is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law.
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