An exciting faculty position is available at the Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC). The successful applicant will have great opportunities to participate in innovative, state-of-the-art clinical service, research, and teaching activities. Clinical service responsibilities include routine QA and special procedure coverage, with new technologies being added on a regular basis. Research opportunities include electron FLASH with Varian’s novel FLEX system, AI/machine learning, adaptive radiotherapy, physicist-patient communication techniques, and more. Our teaching efforts span medical physics and radiation oncology residency programs, radiation therapist education, and multiple outreach education initiatives. Our group is highly interested in innovative teaching and mentoring, including the use of eLearning (https://www.unmc.edu/elearning/), simulation training (https://www.unmc.edu/iexcel/), and interprofessional collaborations (https://www.unmc.edu/academy/). While we prefer an experienced faculty physicist for this position, it is also well-suited for a recent residency graduate. Our department is committed to providing early-career physicists with plenty of clinical training/practice opportunities, protected research time, and helping them to pass boards and establish fulfilling, lifelong careers in medical physics.
The Radiation Oncology department at UNMC is located in The Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center, a state-of-the-art integrated clinical and research facility that opened in 2017. Our department is vibrant, growing, and equipped with a streamlined Varian external beam setup as well as Elekta Flexitron and Oncentra for HDR brachytherapy at the main campus. We also provide medical physics coverage at two regional community hospitals equipped with Varian TrueBeams.
Advanced IGRT techniques include respiratory motion management and image-guided radiotherapy using OBI/CBCT, Align RT, and real-time Ultrasound for prostate HDR brachytherapy. Treatment planning systems are Varian Eclipse, Elekta Oncentra, and Oncentra Prostate (brachytherapy). Varian Aria is our Record and Verification system. Other systems, such as Velocity and MIM, are available. In addition to two in-department Siemens CT scanners, two Philips MR scanners (1.5T and 3T) with MR simulation capability are also available adjacent to our clinic. UNMC offers a broad range of special procedures, including SRS/SBRT, TBI, TSE, IORT, and active LDR and HDR brachytherapy programs with a dedicated shielded OR, and an additional brachytherapy suite for a wide range of treatment sites. Our hospital is actively pursuing proton therapy and other advanced technologies as well.
The successful candidate will join an advanced department of seven radiation oncology faculty, six certified medical dosimetrists, eight physics faculty, three physics residents, one physics post-doctorate research scientist, and two radiation oncology research faculty. Medical physicists provide clinical coverage under the guidance of the Director of Physics. Requirements include a Master's or Ph.D. degree in Medical Physics or a related physics field, being ABR board certified (preferred) or board eligible in Therapeutic Radiation Oncology Physics, and having a minimum of two years of clinical experience (which can include residency training). Candidates with treatment planning skills in SRS/SBRT and Flexitron-based HDR brachytherapy will be preferred.
Omaha is a dynamic, energetic city with a low cost of living and plenty of activities for individuals or families (https://www.visitomaha.com/). As a faculty member at Nebraska’s only state university, you will enjoy a generous employee benefits package (https://nebraska.edu/faculty-and-staff). Startup packages for research and academic initiatives are negotiable.
UNMC and the Department of Radiation Oncology promotes equal educational and employment opportunities in the academic and work environment free from discrimination and/or harassment. We are dedicated to creating an environment where everyone feels valued, respected and included.
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