The Department of Radiation Oncology in the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University seeks a Medical Physicist at the rank of Assistant Professor to join its existing medical physics group.
The successful candidate will be responsible for providing radiation oncology physics services at Vidant Medical Center (VMC) and at Vidant Radiation Oncology (VRO). The selected candidate will ensure the highest quality, safety, and accuracy in the delivery of radiation therapy and treatment planning, and will ensure that all required quality checks, monitors, inspections, maintenance, calibrations, and verifications are performed. He/she will ensure compliance with all applicable federal and state radiation regulations and accreditation/practice standards. The candidate will participate in clinical radiation oncology duties, to include Gamma Knife Stereotactic Radiosurgery (SRS), External Beam Radiation Therapy (EBRT), and Image Guided Radiotherapy (IGRT).
The successful candidate will collaborate with staff physicists and dosimetrists to provide physics support for clinical trial activities, and will participate in program, facility, and technology development. The candidate will perform the daily duties of a clinical medical physicist and will participate in clinical physics research projects with students and staff. He/she will also participate in medical physics professional activities, to include continuing education and maintenance of certification.
The selected candidate will foster and expand upon ongoing research and academic efforts, including collaborations with ECU's Department of Physics and UNC Chapel Hill's Department of Radiation Oncology. He/she will actively participate in research to increase extramural funding, and will teach graduate-level, medical physics courses for the Department of Physics. The candidate will also provide instruction in the Radiation Oncology Medical Physics Residency Program. In accordance with ECU recommendations, applications from candidates with diverse backgrounds are encouraged.
Special Instructions To Application:
East Carolina University requires applicants to submit a candidate profile online in order to be considered for the position. In addition to submitting a candidate profile online, please submit online the required applicant documents:
Curriculum Vitae Letter of Interest List of Three References (noting contact information)
PhD in Medical Physics or closely-related discipline; resident training in clinical/medical physics; American Board of Radiology (ABR) or American Board of Medical Physics (ABMP) certification eligibility; excellent verbal and written communication skills; strong computer skills; strong clinical background.
Full time or Part time: Full Time
Position Location (city): Greenville
Position Number: 966539
Organizational Unit Overview:
The Department of Radiation Oncology at the Brody School of Medicine is part of the Health Sciences Division at East Carolina University, a member of the University of North Carolina state school system. Department faculty are actively involved in multidisciplinary disease teams to provide clinical care, research, and teaching of medical students and fellows. The Department co-sponsors an accredited Medical Physics graduate program and residency with the ECU Department of Physics. The Department has four affiliated community practices in North Carolina on an integrated ARIA/Eclipse network, facilitating coordination of care and quality standardization.
The Brody School of Medicine is closely affiliated with Vidant Health System, whose flagship tertiary hospital, Vidant Medical Center, provides the primary teaching hospital for the medical school. In March 2018, Vidant Medical Center opened the Eddie and Jo Allison Smith Cancer Tower, which is a 6-story, 96-bed, 418,000 square foot cancer center. This center includes a radiation oncology clinical department, called Vidant Radiation Oncology, which is among the most state of the art in the Southeastern region. Technologies in the department include: three Varian TrueBeam linear accelerators equipped with Optical Surface Imaging; Calypso; respiratory gating and 6DoF couch; an M6 CyberKnife; an HDR brachytherapy suite; a GE CT simulator; and a fifth vault configured for an MRI linear accelerator. The outpatient facility also houses multispecialty clinics, a 60-chair infusion center, patient support services, a women's imaging center, pharmacy, conference space, and healing gardens. The integrated bed tower accommodates all oncology inpatients in the floors above the ambulatory facility. The medical center also houses a Gamma Knife Icon unit in a separate facility with a dedicated MRI and patient support space.
The Radiation Oncology clinic within the Eddie and Jo Allison Smith Cancer Tower, called Vidant Radiation Oncology, LLC, is a joint venture between Vidant Health and 21st Century Oncology. The clinical services provided by the candidate hired to this ECU faculty position will be performed in the Vidant Radiation Oncology clinic, and in the Vidant Medical Center Gamma Knife facility.
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