The Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) is seeking a faculty level Therapeutic Radiation Oncology Medical Physicist to participate in clinical, research and teaching programs in the Department of Radiation Oncology at UNMC. Primary clinical responsibilities include performing quality assurance (QA) on radiation therapy equipment, treatment planning and delivery of special procedures (e.g., SRS/SBRT and HDR brachytherapy), and conducting patient chart checks.
Radiation Oncology at UNMC is housed in The Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center, a state-of-the-art integrated clinical and research facility that opened in June 2017, located at the main campus, includig three new Varian Linacs with the latest technological advancements. Our department is vibrant, growing, and equipped with four linear accelerators (three Varian TrueBeams and one Edge in the Omaha area), one Varian TrueBeam, and one Siemens Oncor at two community hospitals where we provide medical physics coverage, and one Elekta Flexitron HDR unit.
Advanced techniques include respiratory motion management and image-guided radiotherapy using OBI/Cone-beam CT, Calypso, AlignRT, and real-time Ultrasound for prostate HDR brachytherapy. Treatment planning is mainly performed using Varian Eclipse (for external beam therapy) and Elekta Oncentra and Oncentra Prostate (for brachytherapy). Varian Aria is our Record and Verification system. Other systems such as Varian Velocity, BrainLab iPlan, and Philips Pinnacle are also available. Two Philips MR scanners (1.5T and 3T) with MR simulation capability are also available at our main campus. UNMC offers a broad range of special procedures, including SRS/SBRT, TBI, TSE, IORT, and brachytherapy for a wide range of treatment sites (e.g., GYN, breast, prostate).
The successful candidate will join an advanced department of 8 Ph.D. physics faculty, (7 of whom are ABR-certified), 7 radiation oncologist faculty, and 6 certified medical dosimetrists, and will provide medical physics coverage under the guidance of the Director of Physics. The department has a CAMPEP accredited Medical Physics Residency program with two resident positions and the successful candidate will participate in teaching responsibilities in our residency program. Requirements include a Master's or doctoral degree in Medical Physics or related physics field, be ABR board certified (preferred) or board eligible in Therapeutic Radiation Oncology Physics, and have a minimum of two years of clinical experience. Candidates with treatment planning skills in SRS/SBRT and Flexitron-based HDR brachytherapy will be preferred.
Applications are being accepted on-line at http://unmc.peopleadmin.com/postings/58759. Individuals from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
Master's degree in Medical Physics or related physics field and be ABR board certified (preferred) or board eligible in Therapeutic Radiation Oncology Physics with a minimum of two years of clinical experience.
Candidates with treatment planning skills in SBRT and Flexitron-based HDR brachytherapy will be preferred.
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