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Posted 94 days ago
The Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center is seeking a medical physicist to fill an academic and leadership position within the Division of Medical Physics and Engineering. Appointment will be as Director of Clinical Medical Physics and at the rank of associate professor or professor based on experience and qualifications. Applicants must have a Ph.D. Degree in medical physics as well as ABR certification and a minimum of five years post-residency clinical experience. Although the emphasis is on clinical experience, a track record of clinical research in the field of radiotherapy would be beneficial Eligibility for a Texas Medical Physics license is required. The ideal candidate will have a strong record of leadership of a clinical physics team (faculty, dosimetrists, engineers, etc.) and must demonstrate outstanding interpersonal and communication skills. The individual will participate in the teaching of graduate students and postdoctoral fellows, as well as residents in medical physics and radiation oncology. Personal attributes such as leadership, project management, initiative, problem-solving, and teamwork are highly desired for this position. Appointment rank will be commensurate with academic accomplishments and experience. The Director of Clinical Medical Physics is responsible for all aspects of clinical medical physics within the department. This position has responsibility for assisting the Director of Medical Physics and Engineering Division (http://www.utsouthwestern.edu/medphys) to lead and manage the clinical medical physicists, dosimetrists, and linac engineers in the department. This position oversees all aspects of the department’s quality assurance programs, ensures all clinical procedures have adequate physics staffing, develops and ensures adherence to all quality assurance procedures and policies and takes a lead role in program, facility and technology initiatives. This position serves as the radiation safety officer for the department and as the liaison between the department and the university radiation safety office and ensures that the department follows all state and federal regulations regarding radiation protection. The Director of Clinical Medical Physics is expected to participate in and provide needed clinical support to the research activities in the department. Research projects in the Medical Physics and Engineering Division, funded by various federal and state agencies including 6 active NIH R01 grants, range from small animal irradiation, PET instrumentation, medical imaging, image-guided therapy, heavy ion therapy, automatic treatment planning, to artificial intelligence. An example research effort in our division.