A full-time position is immediately available for a Medical Physicist at UPMC Hillman Cancer Center. The person hired in this position will provide medical physics services at UPMC Horizon - Shenango Valley and to departments within the North Pittsburgh Region. Our radiation oncology centers are ACRO-accredited, equipped with state-of-the-art Varian linear accelerators with on-board kV imaging, EPID, OBI/CBCT imaging, respiratory gating, RapidArc, and SRS/SBRT, LDR and HDR brachytherapy, GE Discovery PET/CT and GE CT scanner, and utilize ARIA and Eclipse for documentation and treatment planning. Primary responsibilities for this position include but are not limited to, regular quality assurance testing of radiotherapy equipment and treatment delivery processes, dosimetric calibration of radiation therapy equipment, SRS/SBRT and IMRT treatment planning and delivery, and oversight of 4D-CT and gated radiation therapy, and various types of brachytherapy procedures. Active participation in clinical and developmental research projects is encouraged. The successful candidate should have demonstrated clinical skills in these areas and is expected to function independently with excellent oral and written communication skills.
The successful candidate will join a team of more than 30 medical physicists across the UPMC Hillman Cancer Center network. He/she will have the full support of the Medical Physics Division. The Division’s goal is to scale advanced techniques across the network to enable high-quality care close to patients’ homes. The successful candidate should have demonstrated clinical skills and is expected to function independently with excellent oral and written communication skills. Board certification and at least three years of clinical experience are preferred but not required, and we encourage early-career physicists to apply.
The UPMC Hillman Cancer Center network is one of the largest integrated cancer networks in the United States with more than 60 locations throughout Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Maryland including 24 radiation oncology departments in the United States, and four centers in Europe. With our team of dedicated clinicians, standardized processes, state-of-the-art equipment, and an integrated IT platform, the UPMC network is a national leader in scaling world-class care to radiation oncology patients close to their homes.
About the community:
The Shenango Valley, located in Mercer County, Pennsylvania, offers a small-town atmosphere, yet is convenient to the metropolitan areas of Pittsburgh and Cleveland. With more than a dozen municipalities making up the Shenango Valley, it is a charming tapestry of small cities, boroughs, and townships. With a broad spectrum of recreational opportunities, a vibrant arts community, and budding entrepreneurial initiatives, the Shenango Valley is home to many businesses that anchor its economy. Found here are natural resources like the Shenango River, Buhl Park, and the Shenango Reservoir, all of which contribute to a high quality of life in the valley.
Pittsburgh leaped to No. 26 on U.S. News and World Report’s list of the Best Places to live in the U.S. for 2022 and is rated by The Economist as one of the most livable cities in the U.S.. It is a mid-size city with all the amenities of a large city and a friendly community. Known as the city of bridges, with 446 bridges, it has more than any city in the country. Pittsburgh offers an unmatched sports culture, world-class museums and universities, an abundance of parks, and access to outstanding outdoor recreation such as the Great Allegheny Passage, a 334-mile, car-free trail for hikers, runners, and cyclists.
The salary for this position is commensurate with the candidate’s qualifications and experience. We offer an excellent benefits package including financial support for continuing education and attendance at professional meetings. The UPMC Hillman Cancer Center is an equal-opportunity employer.
- Required – M.S. or Ph.D. Degree in Physics or Medical Physics.
- ABR/ABMP Certification in Therapeutic Radiological Physics or Therapeutic Radiology and at least three years of clinical experience are preferred.
- Must meet qualified expert criteria defined by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and/or Pennsylvania State regulatory agency.