The Physics Division of the Department of Radiation Oncology at Michigan Medicine is recruiting a medical physicist for a clinical physics position.
We are searching for an academic clinical medical physicist who is interested in joining our team of over 20 faculty and staff physicists. Clinical service may include participation in our comprehensive physics quality assurance program, coverage of brachytherapy and special procedures, and physics involvement in IGRT, SBRT, and treatment planning. Clinical effort also includes participation in our educational mission through teaching in our medical physics and radiation oncology residency programs. An ideal candidate would also participate in clinical program development and provide service to the department and university through committee and special project involvement.
The selected applicant will participate in a general clinical physics practice and provide didactic and practical teaching and training for physics and medical residents, therapists and therapist students, graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, and other departmental staff. A successful candidate will also participate in ongoing and/or new clinical development initiatives. Current division development areas include, but are not limited to: online adaptive therapy, improving our ability to individualize radiation therapy towards improved patient outcomes, development of quantitative imaging approaches for treatment planning and response modeling; use of state of the art bioinformatics techniques to unify large and disparate data sets to develop realistic multiparameter models of tumor response and normal tissue injury; development and implementation of “big data” and artificial intelligence techniques that will permit us to continuously learn and adapt based on our own experience and others; novel treatment planning optimization and automation strategies; and improving our approaches toward safety and quality.
The main service locations for this position will be at our main sites in Ann Arbor and Brighton, Michigan. These sites currently have 2 CT simulators, 1 MR simulator, an HDR unit, and 7 linear accelerators. Within the next 1-3 years, we expect to add online adaptive capabilities with both CBCT and MR guidance. Clinical physicists may also be involved in physics activities and collaboration with our statewide network of radiation oncology locations and teams.
Significant aptitudes for the use of: treatment delivery, calibration and quality assurance equipment; anatomic and physiological imaging devices; computerized treatment planning; patient management and safety. A record of successful research as evidenced by grants and/or publications. To support our HDR and IVBT programs, it is desirable that the candidate is an Authorized Medical Physicist (AMP). Interest and experience in physics machines and infrastructure planning as well as adaptive CBCT and MR adaptive therapy is a plus.
Masters Degree from a CAMPEP accredited medical physics program OR a Ph.D. or equivalent in Physics, Medical Physics, or related field with completion of a CAMPEP approved residency training program in Radiation Oncology Physics. Board Certified or Board Eligible by the American Board of Radiology. Evidence of clinical competence and didactic teaching is also expected.
This position is posted as a Radiation Physicist. The rank of the selected candidate will depend upon the candidate’s qualifications. We invite applications for physicists at all career stages and clinical specializations.
Michigan Medicine conducts background screening and pre-employment drug testing on job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent job offer and may use a third-party administrator to conduct background screenings. Background screenings are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Report Act. Pre-employment drug testing applies to all selected candidates, including new or additional faculty and staff appointments, as well as transfers from other U-M campuses.
Candidates should submit a cover letter and curriculum vitae including 3-5 references to the Associate Chair for Physics in the Department of Radiation Oncology. The materials should include a description of the candidate’s interest and involvement in clinical, research, service, teaching, and DEI projects. The materials should be addressed to:
Martha M. Matuszak, Ph.D., FAAPM Laurie Snow Research Professor Professor and Associate Chair for Physics Director of the Physics Division Department of Radiation Oncology University of Michigan Health System 1500 E. Medical Center Drive, UH-B2C432 Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5010 email@example.com
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