RADIATION ONCOLOGY MEDICAL PHYSICIST
University of Wisconsin Madison
The Radiation Oncology Physics Section at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health, Department of Human Oncology, is seeking a faculty medical physicist with strong clinical skills to engage in radiation oncology physics activities. The successful candidate will participate in high-level clinical development and application of radiation oncology imaging, treatment planning, and delivery systems to further the advancement of treatment options and patient care. The Radiation Oncology Physics section currently employs 17 physicists and four physics residents, providing full clinical physics services to three locations with expansions to two additional locations expected.
The position will focus primarily on practicing clinical radiation oncology physics services provided at the UW Health Cancer Center, including coverage in the department’s outreach clinics which are physically separate from the University Hospital as necessary. Additional responsibilities, based on the candidate’s interests and accomplishments, will include clinical research and development in alignment with the programmatic goals of the department, as well as teaching of residents and other trainees in the Medical Physics Graduate Program. The successful applicant will participate in administrative and committee work to support the clinical and scholarly missions of UW Health and the School of Medicine and Public Health.
The School of Medicine and Public Health has a deep and profound commitment to diversity both as an end in itself but also as a valuable means for eliminating health disparities. As such, we strongly encourage applications from candidates who foster and promote the values of diversity and inclusion.
Principal duties: This position, under the supervision of the Director of Radiation Oncology Physics, requires participation and interaction with medical staff and faculty, analyzing and providing support in all areas of clinical radiation oncology physics and radiation research and development. This may include but is not limited to: – Investigate and identify clinical problems, develop solutions, and implement quality management programs. – Participate in the development of novel image guided and intensity modulated radiation therapy, brachytherapy, stereotactic radiosurgery, and MR- guided treatment planning and delivery programs, including adaptive radiation therapy. – Support advanced imaging techniques including multi-energy CT and MR simulators for patient modeling and response assessment. – Implement advanced procedures related to quality assurance monitoring, patient immobilization and localization, and dose verification in treatment delivery processes. – Develop and perform clinical radiation oncology physics procedures related to all forms of brachytherapy, linear accelerators, quality management and improvement, simulators, radioactive materials, and radiation measurement equipment. These activities include patient plan checks, patient localization and immobilization, chart rounds and tumor board participation, on-call physics coverage, and handling equipment repair and maintenance issues. – Contribute to the department’s research studies and publications, including engagement with clinical trials.
The successful candidate will also participate in professional, public, and university service, as well as take an active teaching role for both physics and physician residents as well as other trainees. An essential part of these duties will be working in a collegial relationship with other faculty members. The successful candidate will teach medical students, residents, and fellows.
Institutional Statement on Diversity:
Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.
Required Terminal Degree A Ph.D. degree in Medical Physics or in a related field.
Relevant Experience: – Experience performing quality assurance of and clinical support for conventional linear accelerator systems, brachytherapy with HDR remote after- loaders and unsealed sources, radiation dosimetry measurement equipment, radiotherapy treatment planning systems, advanced computed tomography imaging, magnetic resonance imaging, and experimental data acquisition and analysis is desirable.
– Proficiency with a broad range of clinical software systems is required, as are excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Candidates must be certified in Therapeutic/Radiation Oncology Medical Physics by the American Board of Radiology, the American Board of Medical Physics, or the Canadian College of Medical Physics, or must be Board eligible. Board eligible candidates must achieve board certification within three years of hire.