The Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of Maryland, Baltimore is seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral fellow to perform cutting-edge research in CPU and GPU-based radiotherapy planning for thoracic and abdominal cancer. The research study aims at developing and implementing an in-house intensity modulated and volumetric arc modulated radiotherapy planning strategy that allows fluence optimization using patient-specific objectives in inverse plan optimization.
This is a funded two-year, full-time, mentored research position. The successful candidate will receive regular mentorship and evaluation, be trained and encouraged to disseminate research findings in major national conferences and peer-reviewed publications, and to seek extramural research funding.
Ph.D. in physics, computer science, electrical engineering, biomedical engineering, applied math, or a related field.
Significant experience in scientific programming (C++ and C#) and computational methods
Graduate-level background and coursework in optimization
High interest in learning and using tools for image processing, radiation treatment planning and statistical analysis
Strong writing skills
Research/publication record in peer-reviewed journals
Research background in radiation therapy or diagnostic imaging
Facility and Equipment
Our group works on high performance computing-based radiotherapy research with a strong focus towards achieving processing times that are clinically feasible. Our lab has access to GPU-equipped servers and state-of-the-art radiotherapy treatment planning systems by Varian and Raysearch. We have been investigating advanced treatment planning for lung cancer, breast cancer, and lymphoma. Many patients with either of those diseases are treated at our institution; therefore, we have access to clinical expertise and real patient data.
About University of Maryland, Baltimore
Opened in 1807, the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) is Maryland’s public health, law, and human services university, dedicated to excellence in education, research, clinical care, and public service.
The School of Medicine is one of the fastest growing, top-tier biomedical research enterprises in the world -- with 43 academic departments, centers, institutes, and programs; and a faculty of more than 3,000 physicians, scientists, and allied health professionals, including members of the National Academy of Medicine, and a distinguished recipient of the Albert E. Lasker Award in Medical Research.
The School of Medicine faculty, which ranks as the 8th-highest public medical school in research productivity, is an innovator in translational medicine with 600 active patents and 24 start-up companies. The School works locally, nationally, and globally, with research and treatment facilities in 36 countries around the world.
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