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Job Code/Title PD - Post Doctoral Position Number P00001 Working Title Postdoc Department Radiation Oncology Organizational Overview

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Recruitment Pool All Applicants Anticipated Hiring Range $52,704 Campus MCV Campus Position Type Post Doc Hours/Week Normal work days Normal work hours Job Category Research Does this position provide patient or clinical services to the VCU Health System? No Does this position require a pre-placement medical assessment? No Is any portion of this position grant-funded? Yes - Continuation of this position depends on funding of the grant. Sensitive Position No Resource Critical No Description of the Job

The Department of Radiation Oncology, Division of Medical Physics, at the Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA, is seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral fellow to perform cutting-edge research in medical physics, specifically on the optimization of GYN brachytherapy planning.

This is a two-year, full-time position. The successful candidate will receive mentorship, be given opportunities to publish and attend major conferences and to seek extramural research funding. The department also operates a CAMPEP -accredited graduate and certificate programs where the candidate may be given opportunities to take course(s) for credit, if needed, such to propel their (clinical) careers in the field afterwards.

Facility and Equipment:
Our lab works on simulations, designs, and clinically translatable solutions to improving radiation therapy. We have access to high-end servers ( CPU & GPU ), lab space, offices, collaboration with major vendors, and the necessary clinical systems including Varian, ViewRay, and Canon. With an in-house CAMPEP -accredited graduate & certificate programs creates an interdisciplinary environment for sharing ideas, data, equipment, and infrastructure amongst faculty, researchers, and students.

Required Qualifications

• Graduate level degree (PhD preferred) in physics, engineering, computer science, applied math, or a related field.
• Experience in scientific programming. (C++ and C#) and computational methods.
• Coursework or experience in optimization.
• Motivated to work under interdisciplinary settings and with major vendors.
• Strong speaking and writing skills.

Preferred Qualifications

• Experience in medical image processing.
• Exposure to brachytherapy treatment and planning.
• Experience in statistical analysis.
• Track record of research and publications.
• Research background in medical physics, engineering, computer science, or related field.

Job Open Date 02/03/2021 Remove from posting on or before Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicants

Please provide cover letter, CV and minimum of two references, three preferred.

Additional Information

Questions regarding this postdoctoral position can be directed to William Song, Ph.D via e-mail.

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Optional & Required Documents
Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
Optional Documents
  1. Reference Letter - 1
  2. Reference Letter - 2
  3. Reference Letter - 3

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