The Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Florida College of Medicine is accepting applications for the position of Director of Physics at the UF Health Proton Therapy Institute, Jacksonville, FL. The UFHPTI is an academic, nonprofit, radiation oncology center located in downtown Jacksonville. Since opening in 2006, the UFHPTI has delivered proton therapy to over 8,500 patients from Florida, the U.S., and 33 countries, including over 1,800 pediatric patients. As part of the University of Florida Health Cancer Center, UFHPTI is designated by the State of Florida as a Florida Cancer Center of Excellence. The Institute was also one of the first proton facilities in the nation to earn the American College of Radiology (ACR) seal of accreditation. The Institute has a wide variety of technology including an IBA Proteus Plus system (2 DS gantries, 1 PBS, 1 eye-line), a newly installed Proteus One System offering PBS, and three linear accelerators providing 3DCRT, IMRT, VMAT, SBRT, and IGRT. The facility also offers LDR brachytherapy service.
The current medical physics program includes 10 physicists, 2 physicists in training, and 1 resident. Educational initiatives include both a CAMPEP approved medical physics residency program and an ABR defined structured mentorship program. As faculty of the UF College of Medicine, UFHPTI physicists also participate in the radiation oncology residency and medical physics graduate programs based in the Departments of Radiation Oncology and Radiology at UF-Gainesville.
The successful candidate will demonstrate strong clinical, academic, leadership, and administrative skills in order to effectively oversee all aspects of the medical physics program including:
Assisting the UFHPTI Medical Director and Executive Director in near and long term planning and implementation of strategic vision.
Identifying and evaluating equipment, physics and technical personnel, and associated budgetary requirements.
Overseeing radiation safety and regulatory compliance at the UFHPTI while serving as liaison to the UF Radiation Safety Office located in Gainesville.
Supervising physics faculty, dosimetry, and service engineering staff in carrying out quality assurance, treatment planning, delivery, and equipment maintenance including assignment of activities and assessment of performance.
Coordinating translational development and clinical implementation of advanced radiation therapy technology.
Promoting and directing clinical and academic research efforts of the medical physics program and facilitating collaboration with relevant departments of UF Gainesville, Jacksonville Campuses, and external entities.
Supervising clinical teaching and training of medical physics residents, radiation oncology residents and graduate students at UFHPTI.
Interacting with national organizations, clinical trial groups, and government agencies in the technical and regulatory aspects of radiation therapy treatment planning and delivery process.
A PhD in medical physics or related discipline is required, in addition to a minimum of five years of clinical experience in radiation oncology physics. Previous work in a proton therapy facility is desired as well as prior managerial experience. The successful candidate must be able to obtain a medical physics license in the State of Florida. Salary and academic rank will be commensurate with experience.
The University of Florida is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruiting and employment. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran status or any other factor which cannot lawfully be used as a basis for an employment decision.
Interested applicants please submit a Letter of Interest and CV to Perry Johnson, PhD, DABR at PBJohnson@floridaproton.org
Internal Number: 58014
About University of Florida Health Proton Therapy Institute
The University of Florida Health Proton Therapy Institute (UFHPTI) opened in 2006 and currently treats cancers of the head and neck, base of skull, lung, sarcoma, prostate, pancreas, pituitary, central nervous system, Hodgkin lymphoma, and pediatric malignancies. More than 100,000 proton therapy treatments have been delivered to over 8,500 patients. UFHPTI is a full radiation oncology center, offering patients Linac-based IMRT, IGRT, SRS, and SBRT in addition to proton therapy.
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