RADIATION ONCOLOGY MEDICAL PHYSICIST

Employer
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Location
Wisconsin, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Nov 30, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Medicine, Other Health & Medicine, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Physics & Space Sciences, Administrative, Student Affairs, Health Services
Employment Type
Full Time
Job no: 246573-AS
Work type: Faculty-Full Time, Onsite
Department: SMPH/HUMAN ONCOLOGY/HUMAN ONCO
Location: Madison
Categories: Instructional Category



Job Summary:

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.

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.

UW is a state-of-the-art integrated clinical and research facility that includes the latest technological advancements including a Viewray MRIDIAN Linac with daily online adaptive radiation therapy, four Varian TrueBeams (one STx), two AccuRay Tomotherapy HDA, and two Elekta Flexitron Remote Aerloaders. Advanced simulation capabilities are routinely integrated into clinical practice including Siemens dual-energy computed tomography and 1.5 T GE MR-simulator units. Automated planning is employed via robust use of RayStation coupled with MIM. Our department is vibrant, growing, and coverage is currently situated across 3 locations with a major expansion in 2023 introducing new technology development opportunities. We offer a broad range of special procedures, including SRS/SBRT, TBI, TSE, and brachytherapy for a wide range of treatment sites (e.g., GYN, breast, prostate) with MRI-guided planning and BodyTom CT for image verification. Access to ample preclinical and clinical research imaging and therapeutic systems (Xstrahl SARRP, Accuray Radixact) are available.

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.

The UW-Madison campus, located in the heart of the City of Madison, spans 936 acres along the scenic southern shore of Lake Mendota. Madison is consistently ranked as one of the top cities in the nation to live. The city encourages fitness with 61 miles of designated bike trails, and over 146 miles of roads with marked bike lanes. Madison is surrounded by the beauty of four local lakes, has a lively culinary and festival scene, and promotes a healthy work life balance. UW Faculty and Staff also enjoy robust benefits such as the State of Wisconsin benefits package, a diverse campus setting, and a competitive salary.

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.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion

Education:

Required
Terminal Degree
A Ph.D. degree in Medical Physics or in a related field.

Qualifications:

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.

License/Certification:

Required

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.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement:

UW-Madison employees are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to January 18, 2022 or the first day of employment, whichever comes later. An individual is considered fully vaccinated for COVID-19 two weeks after receiving the single-dose vaccine or two weeks after the second dose in a two-dose vaccination series. Medical or religious accommodations will be considered. Please visit https://covidresponse.wisc.edu for more information.

Additional Information:

For appointment at associate professor (CHS) level or higher, the candidate must meet criteria as defined in guidelines for appointment or promotion on CHS track in the UW School of Medicine and Public Health. Clinical effort will be in the range of 75 - 80% in combination with work in other academic and service mission for a 1.0 FTE position.

Department(s):

A533300-MEDICAL SCHOOL/HUMAN ONCOLOGY/HUMAN ONCO

Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

This position requires work be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location.

Appointment Type, Duration:

Ongoing/Renewable

Anticipated Begin Date:

FEBRUARY 01, 2022

Salary:

Negotiable
ANNUAL (12 months)

How to Apply:

Your application must be received through the Jobs at UW portal to be considered as a candidate. To apply for this position, please click on the "" button. You will be asked to upload a CV, personal statement/cover letter, and list of three references. References will not be contacted without prior notice.

The deadline for assuring full consideration is January 15, 2022, however, this position will remain open and application may be considered until this position is filled.

Contact:

Kirsten Gragg
kgragg@wisc.edu
608-265-3357
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )





Official Title:

Professor (CHS)(IC014) or Associate Professor (CHS)(IC015) or Assistant Professor (CHS)(IC016)

Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

Job Number:

246573-AS

The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability, you can find information about how to make a request at the following website: https://employeedisabilities.wisc.edu/disability-accommodation-information-for-applicants/

Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

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Applications Open: Nov 30 2021 Central Standard Time
Applications Close:

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