The Department of Radiation Oncology at the Medical University (MUSC) of South Carolina in Charleston is recruiting a new Chief of Physics at the level of Associate Professor or Professor. It is an exciting time in our department with a newly appointed Chair and resources to move the department forward. We are seeking a dynamic, experienced physicist ready to lead a strong medical physics group in a department poised for growth and expansion. Candidates must be ABR certified in Therapeutic Medical Physics with at least 8 years of experience in Radiation Oncology after training. The ideal candidate will have experience with Aria, Eclipse, True Beam linear accelerators, Tomotherapy, Gamma Knife, Elekta Nucletron Oncentra, motion management, stereotactic techniques, and ACR accreditation. Candidates should have a strong interest in resident education and a vision for what’s next in Radiation Oncology.
Our department is integrated in MUSC Health and the Hollings Cancer Center, an NCI-Designated Center, and participates in a wide variety of research endeavors. Current research activities include bench research, clinical trial development and accrual, and ongoing industry partnerships developing novel techniques. The new Chief of Physics will manage physics support for the clinical enterprise, as well as promote research, education, and intellectual curiosity within the physics group and the entire department. The Chief of Physics will also advise the Chair on new equipment acquisition and strategy for growth and expansion of the department.
Current clinical faculty staffing at the main campus includes six radiation oncologists and six physicists. Recruitment of additional medical faculty is underway. We have five certified dosimetrists and dedicated IT support within the department. We have a CAMPEP-accredited radiation oncology physics residency program with two physics residents as well as a ACGME-accredited medical residency program with six residents. Treatment equipment includes three Varian TrueBeam accelerators, one Varian 600C (nearing replacement), one Tomotherapy unit (nearing replacement), and a Gamma Knife Perfexion system. We recently installed two of Siemens’ newest 20-slice Confidence CT simulators. Examples of other equipment and software include Nucletron HDR, Aria, Mobius, Velocity, IBA scanning systems, and a broad variety of other physics instrumentation. Treatment planning systems utilized include Eclipse, Variseed, Tomotherapy, Gamma Plan, and Nucletron Oncentra. MUSC Radiation Oncology treats approximately 1,400 patients per year and has active and growing HDR and LDR brachytherapy programs.
MUSC is located on the highly desirable southeast Atlantic coast in the beautiful and historic city of Charleston. This pleasant and affordable area offers great beaches, with year-round fishing, boating, golf, tennis, and many other activities. It has been recognized as the #1 tourist destination in America multiple times by Conde Nast Travel Magazine and Travel and Leisure. Our restaurant and microbrewery options expand monthly. The area offers excellent private and public school options. In addition to being the hometown for MUSC, Charleston is also home to the College of Charleston, the Citadel, satellite campuses of Clemson University, and the American College of the Building Arts.
If you are looking for an excellent leadership opportunity in academic Radiation Oncology Physics affiliated with an NCI-designated cancer center in a superb southern coastal location, please investigate this opportunity at the Medical University of South Carolina. Applicants should send a curriculum vita and letter of interest to:
David T. Marshall, MD, MS
Chair, Department of Radiation Oncology
Medical University of South Carolina
169 Ashley Avenue, MSC 318
Charleston, SC 29425
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The Medical University of South Carolina is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer that strives to hire without regard to gender, race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information or veteran status. MUSC takes affirmative action to hire and advance women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. MUSC has received a 4-year NSF ADVANCE grant to promote the recruitment, retention and advancement of women in science.
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About Medical University of South Carolina
The Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) has grown from a small private medical school founded in 1824 into one of the nation’s top academic health science centers, with a 700-bed medical center (MUSC Health) and six colleges. As South Carolina’s only comprehensive academic health center providing a full range of programs in the biomedical sciences, MUSC is engaged in activities statewide. Its campus is located on more than 80 acres in the city of Charleston, with an overall population of about 13,000 clinicians, faculty, staff and students. Nearly 3,000 students in six colleges (Dental Medicine, Graduate Studies, Health Professions, Medicine, Nursing, and Pharmacy) study for degrees at the baccalaureate, masters, doctoral, and other professional levels. The University also provides residency training for more than 500 graduate health professionals. The teaching staff is comprised of more than 1,500 full and part-time faculty.
Total grant support for MUSC tops more than $232 million, with more than $94 million coming from federal sources through the National Institutes of Health. Of all the universities and institutions of higher learning in South Carolina, MUSC brings t...he most biomedical, extramural research funding to the state. MUSC's South Carolina Clinical and Translational Research Institute (SCTR) focuses on changing the culture of biomedical research, facilitating sharing of resources and expertise and streamlining research-related processes to bring about large-scale, change in the clinical and translational research efforts in South Carolina.
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