Photon Faculty Medical Physicist in Radiation Oncology
Location: Rochester, Minnesota
Type: Career Positions
Medical Physics: Radiation Oncology
Internal Number: 191678BR
Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, is currently recruiting a board-certified photon faculty medical physicist for the Division of Medical Physics within the Department of Radiation Oncology.
We are seeking applicants with a track record that demonstrates academic and clinical excellence, including clinical practice and project participation, collaboration, and leadership, as well as research productivity and commitment to educational service. A proven track record of successfully leading groups or projects is highly desirable. Preference will be given to those candidates who have interests and qualifications consistent with key clinical, research and innovation initiatives including photon adaptive with Ethos, treatment planning automation, and metabolic planning in radiotherapy. Successful candidates will have responsibility for and participate in clinical coverage and QA for photon therapy procedures. The candidate will also be expected to participate in educational activities and lead and publish peer reviewed research.
Facility and Equipment: The Radiation Oncology Medical Physics Division currently has 21 faculty medical physicists, 32 staff clinical medical physicists, 7 residents/fellows, 4 medical physicist assistants, along with several engineers and IT support. The Division is a seasoned and cohesive team responsible for all aspects of therapy medical physics in support of clinical practice, education and research in radiation oncology in Rochester and at 5 satellite facilities. The Medical Physics Division is noted for research in image guided radiation therapy, clinical application of advanced imaging modalities, radiomics, quality and safety, treatment delivery dosimetry and verification, development of novel treatment technologies, advances in brachytherapy, Monte Carlo techniques, particle therapy treatment planning and beam delivery, radiobiology and outcomes-informatics.
Equipment in our Department includes 11 Varian Truebeam, 2 Varian EX/iX and 2 Ethos linacs including one with Hypersight, a Gamma Knife ICON, GE and Siemens CT simulators with wide bore and 4D capability, a 3T MRI, VariSource and Bravos HDR afterloaders, Varian Brachyvision for HDR planning, Variseed for LDR planning, XStrahl Orthovoltage, IntraOp Mobetron, Eclipse, ARIA and a full complement of dosimetry and detector systems for photon, proton and brachytherapy. Photon treatment procedures include all conventional radiation therapy modalities plus special procedures that include IORT, TBI, TSET, HDR, SRS, SBRT, SFRT, BH, Orthovoltage, LDR and IVBT treating over 4000 patients per year. A proton center with a Hitachi synchrotron-based treatment system treats over 1200 patients per year in a facility adjacent to our photon radiation oncology department, and a 2-gantry proton expansion project with a second accelerator is underway.
The applicant will also be expected to submit a brief (<1000 words) research proposal. The research proposal should summarize the candidate’s research interests, goals, qualifications, potential for funding, and vision for synergistic collaboration with the other members of the Department of Radiation Oncology. Preference will be given to those candidates who have interests and qualifications in treatment planning automation or adaptive treatment in radiotherapy.
Mayo Clinic is an integrated, multidisciplinary academic medical center and supports a vibrant and diverse research enterprise. Mayo Clinic strives to remain a world leader for advanced quantitative approaches, including AI and machine learning, and novel insights from the diverse landscape of health care technology and data. The Department of Radiation Oncology leads or contributes to national efforts in basic, translational, clinical, and population sciences. Furthermore, Radiation Oncology has a rich tradition of collaborating with other Mayo Clinic departments, health and data scientists, biomedical engineering programs, and animal and cell laboratories. The unique resources available to faculty for research and innovation include a clinical data warehouse containing over twenty years of EHR data for 10 million patients, a vibrant radiology practice with state-of-the-art imaging modalities, and reference labs including pathology, genomic data, and drug discovery pipelines. Advanced GPU and CPU based computational infrastructure exists for research, development, and clinical applications.
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