Faculty Medical Physicist - Open Rank - (200000EU)
Assistant, Associate or Full Professor (03-317-168, 169, 171 & 173) : As part of a major expansion, the Division of Medical Physics in the Department of Radiation Oncology , at the University of Maryland School of Medicine is recruiting f or four (4) faculty physicists - open rank from Assistant through Full Professor depending on skills and experience.
The successful candidate will join our existing team of dedicated Medical Physics faculty at the University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC), and will be responsible for clinical duties such as quality assurance, machine maintenance and calibration, patient treatment planning and treatment support, as well as technology and workflow implementation. In addition, the position will be expected to support our special procedures which include (i) a robust stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) program comprising Linac-based SRS treatment planning, gammaKnife, and GammaPod; (ii) high dose-rate brachytherapy, and (iii) thermal therapy. Active participation is also expected in teaching of medical and physics residents, medical students, medical dosimetrists, and radiation therapists. Candidates are also expected to actively engage in clinical innovation and translation, and collaborate with our physics and translational research faculty in various areas such as advanced motion management, functional avoidance in thoracic radiotherapy, AI and Radiomics applications, photon and proton small animal IGRT on the SARRP platform, MRI-guided radiotherapy, and FLASH radiation therapy.
Candidates must have a Ph.D. in medical physics, engineering, or related physical science and ABR board certification/eligibility in radiation oncology physics. Expected rank for this position will be Assistant Professor or higher; however, final rank and tenure status will be commensurate with selected candidate's experience.
Facility and Equipment
The Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of Maryland provides a full range of clinical services at the University of Maryland Medical Center and its 3 well-integrated community programs, and the Maryland Proton Treatment Center (MPTC). All practice sites are connected via a telemedicine network facilitating frequent interactions between facilities. The Medical Physics Division includes 24 faculty physicists, 26 dosimetrists, 3 physics residents, 8 information systems and technology staff, and additional research staff. Services provided include proton therapy, stereotactic radiosurgery/ radiotherapy, brachytherapy (low- and high-dose), and thermal therapy (hyperthermia). The Department is equipped with state-of-the-art equipment including 4 Varian TrueBeam, 4 Varian Trilogy, 2 Varian Clinac IX, 1 Varian TrueBeam Edge, 1 BSD 500 (superficial thermal therapy unit), 1 BSD 2000 (deep thermal therapy unit), 1 Gammaknife, 1 GammaPod, 2 HDR units, and 5 multislice large-bore CT simulators with 4D capabilities. In addition, MPTC includes a 5-room proton therapy facility with pencil beam scanning, 1 dual-energy CT simulator, and 1 Siemens MR scanner (1.5T). A dedicated "beamline" SARRP small animal IGRT system is also being installed in the proton center. The department has access to clinical PET/CT and MR scanners in the Department of Diagnostic Radiology and Nuclear Medicine. Campus-wide shared resources include small-animal imaging CT, PET, and MR scanners. Treatment planning systems from multiple vendors include RaySearch Laboratories, Varian Medical Systems, BrainLab, and Elekta/Nucletron. Research facilities include office and lab space of 19,200 sf, with a 1,000 sf machine shop.
Consideration of candidates will begin upon receipt of applications and will continue until a suitable candidate is identified.
Organization: School of Medicine - Clinical Departments
Job Posting: Apr 14, 2020
Internal Number: 149981
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