Medical Physicist - Assistant/Associate Professor (03-317-192)
University of Maryland
Location: Baltimore, Maryland
Type: Career Positions
Medical Physics: Radiation Oncology
The Division of Medical Physics in the Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine is recruiting two (2) faculty physicists at the Assistant/Associate Professor level, depending on skills and experience, at the Maryland Proton Treatment Center (MPTC).
The successful candidates will join our existing team of dedicated Medical Physics faculty at the MPTC and will be responsible for clinical duties such as quality assurance, machine maintenance and calibration, patient treatment planning and treatment support, as well as technology and workflow optimization and implementation. In addition, the faculty members will be expected to support our special procedures which include (i) motion managed intensity modulated proton therapy; (ii) robust stereotactic body radiation therapy; and (iii) deep thermal therapy. Active participation is also expected in teaching of residents and trainees. Candidates are also expected to actively engage in clinical innovation and translation. We have a comprehensive research program that encompasses various areas such as proton and electron FLASH radiation therapy, prompt gamma imaging, proton arc therapy, dual-energy CT planning, LET-based planning, advanced motion management, AI and Radiomics applications, small animal image-guided proton therapy on the beamline SARRP platform, and MRI-guided IMPT. Candidates with significant interest and track record of extramural funding in one or more of these areas will be given dedicated and shared resources upon mutual agreement.
Qualifications - External
Candidates must have a Ph.D. in medical physics, engineering, or related physical science and ABR board certification/eligibility in radiation oncology physics. Expected rank for this position will be Assistant Professor or higher; however, final rank and tenure status will be commensurate with selected candidate’s experience.
Facility and Equipment
The Maryland Proton Treatment Center includes a Varian 5-room Probeam facility with pencil beam scanning, 1 dual-energy CT simulator, and 1 Siemens MRI scanner (1.5T) and a dedicated beamline small animal image-guided radiotherapy platform for preclinical research, including proton FLASH RT studies. Treatment planning systems from multiple vendors include RaySearch Laboratories, Varian Medical Systems, BrainLab, and Elekta/Nucletron.
The Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of Maryland provides a full range of clinical services at the University of Maryland Medical Center its 4 well-integrated community programs, and the Maryland Proton Treatment Center. All practice sites are connected via a telemedicine network facilitating frequent interactions between facilities. The Medical Physics Division includes 30 faculty physicists, 23 dosimetrists, 3 physics residents, 7 information systems and technology staff, and additional research staff. Services provided include proton therapy, stereotactic radiosurgery/ radiotherapy, brachytherapy (low- and high-dose), and thermal therapy (hyperthermia). The Department is equipped with state-of-the-art equipment including 4 Varian TrueBeam, 4 Varian Trilogy, 1 Varian Clinac IX, 1 Varian TrueBeam Edge, 1 BSD 500 (superficial thermal therapy unit), 1 BSD 2000 (deep thermal therapy unit), 1 Gammaknife, 1 GammaPod, 2 HDR units, and 5 multi-slice large-bore CT simulators with 4D capabilities. We also have a dedicated decommissioned Clinac for electron FLASH studies. The department has access to clinical PET/CT and MR scanners in the Department of Diagnostic Radiology and Nuclear Medicine. Campus-wide shared resources include small-animal imaging CT, PET, and MR scanners.
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