Radiation Oncology Medical Physics fellow working on Proton Therapy.
Inova Center for Advanced Radiation Oncology and Proton therapy is seeking applications for our Proton Radiation Therapy Physics Fellowship Program. Fellow in this 1-year program will receive comprehensive training in all aspects of proton radiation therapy. Fellow will gain comprehensive clinical and technical proton therapy experience in the treatment of pediatric and adult patients across the full range of disease sites. This program is designed for candidates who have a MS or Ph.D. in medical physics or a closely related field, have recently completed a Commission on Accreditation of Medical Physics Education Programs (CAMPEP)-accredited medical physics residency program, and are interested in specializing in proton therapy.
The fellowship focuses on the medical application of physics in proton therapy and includes both research and clinical experience related to medical physics aspects of proton therapy. The proton fellow work with a team of medical physicists, radiation oncologists, dosimetrists, therapists and medical physics assistants at Inova Schar Cancer Institute, Fairfax, VA.
The fellowship training occurs in a large, state-of-the-art proton therapy center utilizing an IBA Proteus®PLUS proton system with two pencil beam scanning gantry rooms.
Provides hands-on and evaluated experience in all clinical aspects of radiation oncology physics of proton therapy
Ensures the fellow are able to practice independently in proton therapy by the time complete the program
Offers research training and experience through mentored projects that culminate in the development of clinical protocols, conference presentations and peer-reviewed scientific publications
Inova Center for Advanced Radiation Oncology and Proton therapy is an international center for advanced cancer care and research, serving Northern Virginia, the Washington, DC metro area, and the world beyond. With locations across the northern Virginia, the Center can treat patient at Alexandria, Fair Oaks, Fairfax, Loudoun and Woodbridge where it’s most convenient for the patients. Across the system, equipment includes IBA Proteus Plus Proton (2 treatment gantries), 5 TrueBeams with HyperArc, 4 Trilogys, 1 M6 CyberKnife, 3 HDR units, 2 IORT units, 1 3T MRI and 6 simulation CTs, including 1 dual-energy 128 channel CT. External planning are done with Eclipse and RayStation while using Aria for patient data management. The team at Inova is comprised of highly motivated, passionate, professional and engaged individuals working together as a dynamic team to deliver an exceptional level of patient care, providing the most advanced proton therapy technology. The ideal candidate will be energetic and well-trained, possess excellent communication and collaboration skills.
Master or Ph.D. degree in Physics, Engineering, Computer Science or related fields
Finished CAMPEP accredited medical physics residency training
Strong programming skills with MATLAB and Python; scripting skills in Raystation preferred
Knowledge of Monte Carlo simulation for proton therapy preferred
Inova is a global leader in personalized health, which leverages precision medicine to predict, prevent and treat disease, enabling individuals to live longer, healthier lives. At Inova, we serve more than two million people each year from throughout the Washington, DC, metro area and beyond. Inova's mission is to improve the health of the diverse community it serves through excellence in patient care, education and research. At Inova, more than 16,000 employees demonstrate their commitment every day to providing the community with expert, world-class, compassionate patient care.
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