The Department of Radiation Oncology at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania seeks candidates for an Assistant Professor position in the non-tenure clinician educator track. Applicants must have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree. The successful applicant will have qualified residency training experience in the field of Medical Physics. Applicants must have demonstrated excellent qualifications in education and research. ABR board eligibility in therapeutic radiological physics is required and ABR board certification is preferred or expected within the first two years. Recent graduates and current senior residents are encouraged to apply. The position will start no later than August 1, 2020.
Teaching responsibilities may include the teaching and training of radiation oncology residents, medical physics residents, medical physics graduate students etc.
Clinical responsibilities may include supporting a full range of clinical physics activities, such as proton therapy, linac-based radiation therapy, brachytherapy etc. at the Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine.
Research or scholarship responsibilities may include actively and independently contributing to departmental research. Proton therapy research is a major focus of the department. Active research projects include proton FLASH therapy, adaptive radiotherapy, motion management, and robustness optimization etc. Experience in beam measurement instrumentation, small animal irradiation experiments, data analysis, and collaboration experience within a large research team is preferred.
The Radiation Oncology clinic, located in the Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine, includes five Varian linacs (3 Truebeams, 2Halcyons), a Varian HDR unit installed alongside a Varian Acuity Simulator, two Siemens dual energy CT simulators, a Siemens wide bore MRI unit and a Philips wide bore PET/CT unit. We provide a full range of radiation oncology services (IMRT, brachytherapy, TBI, SRS and SBRT) and have an active development program in all aspects of radiotherapy physics. We are also active in photodynamic therapy research. The Roberts Proton Therapy Center opened in the fall of 2009 and is integrated with the photon therapy clinic. It houses the largest proton therapy facility in the USA, comprising four gantry treatment rooms, one fixed beam room and a dedicated research room. The existing facility has been fully upgraded to the latest pencil beam scanning technology with in-room CBCT and motion management capabilities. Several single-room proton treatment centers are planned at Penn Network facilities, which will open in 2021.
We seek candidates who embrace and reflect diversity in the broadest sense. The University of Pennsylvania is an EOE. Minorities/Women/Individuals with disabilities/Protected Veterans are encouraged to apply.
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About University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine, Department of Radiation Oncology
Penn Radiation Oncology is dedicated to a three-part mission of excellence in patient care, basic and translational research, and the education of residents and students. We are committed to delivering excellence in every area and as such we steadfastly believe that “Excellence is Standard.”
Penn Radiation Oncology is one of the most comprehensive radiation oncology programs in the world. The outstanding faculty and staff, combined with Penn’s extensive collection of advanced technology, gives patients access to nearly every treatment option available for their cancer. The broad range of radiation treatments available include proton therapy, intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), high-dose rate (HDR) and low-dose rate brachytherapy, partial breast irradiation, stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS), and Gamma Knife radiation. With the Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania, Penn Radiation Oncology provides patient care at the Ruth and Raymond Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine and seven community-based sites.