Post-Doctoral Fellow, Department of Radiation Oncology at Thomas Jefferson University
Thomas Jefferson University
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Type: Training Positions
POST-DOCTORAL POSITION, DEPARTMENT OF RADIATION ONCOLOGY: Thomas Jefferson University is now accepting applications for a post-doctoral fellow in the Department of Radiation Oncology to perform research in the field of lung function imaging, image processing, neural network methods, and lung cancer outcome modeling.
This is an exciting opportunity to work on NCI-funded research on the incorporation of lung function imaging into radiation therapy and clinical care for lung cancer patients. The focus of the research involves working with lung cancer patient data acquired on prospective clinical trials and applying image processing, AI methods, and clinical outcome modeling techniques. The post-doctoral fellow will have an opportunity to collaborate with Thomas Jefferson University faculty and national and international collaborators, and work alongside investigators at the NCI Quantitative Imaging Network. For those applicants interested in pursuing a Medical Physics residency, we are committed to supporting didactic training as well as providing clinical experience.
Candidates must have a PhD in Medical Physics, Electrical Engineering, or a closely related field. The ideal candidate will be highly interested in an academic Medical Physics career, have strong computational skills, and seek out a highly collaborative environment. Based on the post-doctoral fellow’s interest, opportunities will be provided to obtain clinical experience and treatment planning experience, as well as mentorship on clinical trial design and statistical modeling methods.
The Thomas Jefferson University Medical Physics Division consists of 26 physicists, a computational physicist, 7 physics residents, and 2 post-doctoral research fellows. The Medical Physics division has 6 locations: the Bodine Center for Cancer Treatment and Jefferson Hospital for Neuroscience in Center City Philadelphia, Asplundh Cancer Pavilion, Jefferson Torresdale Hospital, Jefferson New Jersey – Washington Township, and Einstein Health. System-wide equipment incorporates a variety of vendors and includes Varian and Elekta linacs, a ViewRay MRI-Linac (with plans to commission a second MRI-Linac), an Elekta Gamma Knife, and Elekta’s brachytherapy studio. Treatment planning is performed mainly with Eclipse and MOSAIQ is used for record and verify. The department has established a growing Theranostics program.
Thomas Jefferson University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Jefferson values diversity and encourages applications from women, members of minority groups, LGBTQ individuals, disabled individuals, and veterans. Applicants should forward a curriculum vitae and a statement of interest to the physics administrative assistant, Julianne Johnson (Julianne.Johnson@jefferson.edu).
ABOUT JEFFERSON HEALTH
Jefferson Health, which includes 14 hospitals, 2,867 licensed beds, 6,100 physicians and practitioners and 7,400 nurses, is Philadelphia’s second largest employer. Jefferson is nationally ranked by U.S. News & World Report in 10 specialties, including ophthalmology (#2) and orthopedics (#4), as well as rehabilitation (#13) through its Magee Rehabilitation Hospital. Jefferson Health has over 40 outpatient and urgent care locations, which, together, result in more than 3.8 million outpatient visits annually.
The mission of Jefferson’s Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center (SKCC), an NCI-designated cancer center since 1996, is to improve the lives of cancer patients and their families through innovation, compassion and breakthrough discoveries. The SKCC at Jefferson offers a depth and breadth of experience in all aspects of cancer from the laboratory to the clinic, and the expertise of physicians, scientists, staff and other health care professionals places SKCC at the forefront of cancer research and care. U.S. News and World Report ranked the SKCC #23 in the 2019-2020 rankings, and has consistently ranked it as a top cancer center for the past decade.
ABOUT THOMA...S JEFFERSON UNIVERSITY
Thomas Jefferson University’s academic programs span 10 colleges and 3 schools, including architecture, business, design, engineering, fashion and textiles, health, science and social sciences, for a total of 160 undergraduate and graduate programs.
Thomas Jefferson University has been ranked the 5th most innovative university and among the best in value by U.S. News & World Report (northern region). The Center for Digital Health, led by Adam Dicker, MD PhD, ESVPRO and Chair of Radiation Oncology, was formed in 2018 to play a pivotal role in the promotion, resourcing, design and coordination of clinical and evaluative digital health research at Jefferson. The Center is unique in its mission to engage industry partners in the rigorous validation of the efficacy and impact of digital health innovations in the clinical setting.
As another example of its eclectic strategic evolution, Thomas Jefferson University formed the Kanbar College of Design, Engineering and Commerce in November 2010 by combining the School of Design and Engineering and the School of Business. Its Kanbar College of Design, Engineering and Commerce is home to fashion programs that have ranked 7th in the world and 3rd in the U.S. by Fashionista, and among the world’s best by CEOWORLD Magazine and Business of Fashion.
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