The Physics Division of the Department of Radiation Oncology at Michigan Medicine -University of Michigan and the Lacks Cancer Center are currently recruiting a Medical Physicist as a clinical faculty member and Chief of Physics, Radiation Oncology, Lacks Cancer Center, Grand Rapids, Michigan. This position encompasses leadership and clinical service at the Lacks Cancer Center with collaboration with the University of Michigan main campus program.
While competency and service in all areas of radiation oncology physics is expected, we are seeking an individual to participate in and lead the radiation oncology physics program at the Lacks Cancer Center. Expertise with commissioning new technology, high dose rate brachytherapy, machine calibration and equipment quality assurance (accelerators, CT and MRI simulators), patient imaging for simulation and clinical trials (PET/CT, SPECT/CT, MRI), pre-treatment IMRT QA and special procedures (such as SBRT) is expected. Experience with documentation of procedures, processes and routine QA is required. Experience with TomoTherapy and/or Cyberknife technologies is preferred. The individual is expected to bring innovative technologies to the clinic and to support participation in national clinical trials (such as NRG) at Lacks Cancer Center.
While the primary role is at Lacks Cancer Center, there will be opportunities to work with other members of the University of Michigan program. Activities may include participating in ongoing and/or new translational research and development initiatives such as implementation of “big data” techniques that will permit us to continuously learn and improve from our own experience; use of state of the art bioinformatics techniques to unify large and disparate data sets to develop realistic multi-parameter models of tumor response and normal tissue injury; advancing machine learning techniques for imaging, dynamic human modeling, response assessment and decision support; and improving our approaches toward safety and quality.
M.S. and/or a Ph.D. (preferred) or equivalent in Physics, Medical Physics, or related field. Board Certified by the American Board of Radiology or the American Board of Medical Physics. Experience with treatment delivery, calibration and quality assurance equipment, anatomic and physiological imaging devices, computerized treatment planning, patient management and safety are highly desirable. More than 5 years of experience is required in core service areas. Preferred qualifications include prior experience in an accredited program (such as ACR, APEX, or ACRO).
This position is posted as Clinical Assistant Professor/Clinical Associate Professor /Clinical Professor. Rank of selected candidate is dependent upon qualifications.
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The Department of Radiation Oncology of the University of Michigan Medical School is a leading academic Radiation Oncology program. Faculty provide patient care at seven sites across the state of Michigan. The department has a wide ranging research portfolio and medical and physics residency programs.
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