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Radiation Physics Division Career Opportunities

From time-to-time opportunities exist for individuals to join the Radiation Physics Division in the Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of Pennsylvania. The Radiation Physics Division provides radiation oncology physics services at the main campus site at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia and at six other satellite offices in and around the metropolitan area.

These opportunities may include faculty positions at the Ph.D. level, staff physicists positions at the M.S. level and instructor or post-doctoral positions for Ph.D. physicist and medical physicist still in training.

Current Opportunities

Associate or Full Professor, Clinical-Educator Track

The Department of Radiation Oncology at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania seeks candidates for an Associate or Full Professor position in either the non-tenure clinician-educator track or the tenure track. Track and rank will be commensurate with experience. The successful applicant will be accomplished in the area of Radiation Oncology, with expertise in the specific area of Medical Physics, and will be expected to contribute leadership within the Division of Medical Physics. Additional responsibilities include initiating independent research programs, contributing to departmental research programs, mentoring junior physics faculty, teaching and training of radiation oncology residents and medical physicist trainees and coordination and and supervision of specialized clinical physics activities. Experience in proton therapy and image-guided radiation treatment (IGRT) is preferred. Applicants must have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree and have demonstrated excellent qualifications in clinical care, education, and research. ABR board eligibility in therapeutic radiological physics is required. The successful applicant will join 32 faculty and staff physicists at the main University of Pennsylvania campus and 10 additional physicists located throughout the Penn network.

The Radiation Oncology clinic, located in the newly constructed Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine, includes five state-of-the-art Varian linacs, a Varian HDR unit installed alongside a Varian Acuity Simulator with CBCT capability, two Siemens Sensation wide bore 4-D CT simulators, a Siemens wide bore Espree MRI unit and a Philips wide bore PET/wide bore CT unit. The Department provides a full range of radiation oncology services (IMRT, brachytherapy, TBI, SRS, and SBRT) and has active development programs in all aspects of radiotherapy physics. We are also active in photodynamic therapy research. The Roberts Proton Therapy Center, which opened in January 2010, houses the largest proton therapy facility in the USA, comprising four gantry treatment rooms and one fixed beam room. This facility has several unique features including MLCs for scattered, uniform scanned and IMPT beams, CBCT in the gantry rooms, and fast beam switching. The University of Pennsylvania Radiation Oncology Department also supports satellite facilities.

The University of Pennsylvania is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. Women and minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Please submit curriculum vitae and letter of interest to:

Dr. Timothy Solberg
Vice-Chairman and Director of Physics
Dept. of Radiation Oncology
Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Email: timothy.solberg@uphs.upenn.edu

Dosimetrist

We are seeking a board-certified dosimetrist to provide clinical services at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). The University of Pennsylvania provides radiation oncology services at HUP and five satellites. This position is primarily located at HUP. HUP is equipped with four Varian linear accelerators, two simulators, and a CT scanner linked to Varis record & verify system. Active programs are TBI, TSEI, SRS/SRT, PDT, HDR, and brachytherapy program including prostate seed implant. Our treatment planning systems consists of nine Helax-TMS networked workstations, Radionics XKnife, MMS, and Theraplan. The Dosimetry section consists of five dosimetrists at HUP and three others for the satellites. Applicants should have several years of experience in external beam planning. Experience in SRS/SRT, brachytherapy, and computers is desired. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package.

The University of Pennsylvania is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer.

Please submit curriculum vitae and letter of interest to:

Dr. Timothy Solberg
Vice-Chairman and Director of Physics
Dept. of Radiation Oncology
Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Email: timothy.solberg@uphs.upenn.edu

Master of Medical Physics at the University of Pennsylvania

The Department of Physics and Astronomy in the School of Arts and Sciences, in conjunction with the Departments of Radiology and Radiation Oncology in the School of Medicine, is accepting applications for a Master of Medical Physics (MMP) degree. The MMP program will provide students with rigorous training in essential graduate physics courses, balancing classroom, laboratory, and clinical experience, as well as more traditional course work in medical physics and biology. The program will introduce students to research with state-of-the-art medical imaging and therapy technologies. Selected students will have the opportunity, to be made available by the Departments of Radiology and Radiation Oncology, to work for one year (renewable for a second year) after graduation in the University of Pennsylvania Health Systems (UPHS). This clinical experience would count towards the requirements for certification by the American Board of Radiology. We seek students with undergraduate degrees in physics, chemistry, mathematics, biophysics and engineering, or exceptionally motivated students outside of these disciplines who are interested in pursuing and would benefit from a graduate curriculum in physics. Applicants must complete the GRE general exam. Full-time students complete a two-year program that includes course work and clinical training at the UPHS. Part-time study is possible.

For more information, please contact the graduate assistant:

Ms. K. Walter
209 South 33rd Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104
Telephone: 215-898-3125
E-mail: walter@dept.physics.upenn.edu
Website: http://www.physics.upenn.edu/graduate



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