Physicist in Boston, MA

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Less than 5 years

Posted 6 weeks ago


Under the direction of theDirector of Clinical Physics, incumbent will provide full time clinical medicalphysics coverage in the Department of Radiation Oncology at MGH. The position will perform the range of medical physics duties including machine and patient-specific QA, commissioningand validation testing, and treatment planning consultation.


General clinical physics support for photon and protontreatments, including, but not limited to, regular clinical physics coverage,participation in commissioning, upgrade, repair, acceptance testing, monthlyand annual QA of treatment equipment. Positionresponsibilities also include clinical trouble shooting, initial and weeklychart checks, treatment planning consultation and other routine clinicalphysics responsibilities. The individualwill have sharedresponsibility for all quality assuranceand maintenance of a LINAC. Theindividual will also contribute to the surface imaging program at MGH. The individual will be expected to playleading roles for one or several special areas of clinical physics support,including the maintenance/upgrade of a clinical software/hardware system, theimplementation/quality control of a treatment technique, the development of qualityassurance procedure, etc as determined by the clinical physics leadership basedon the need of the Department. The individual will beencouraged to participate in developmental efforts on various clinical physicsprojects and develop clinical expertise for at least one major treatment site.



The position requires anunderstanding of radiation physics, anatomy, physiology, clinical oncology,radiobiology, and radiation safety. Theperson should have good basic computer skills as well as those applicable tothe position. Knowledgeable in healthcare informatics-including the resources, devices and methods to acquire, storeand retrieve data. Tools include computers as well as clinical guidelines,current medical terminology, information and communication systems. Possessgood communication and interpersonal skills to facilitate the exchange ofinformation with patients, family members, and the radiation oncology treatmentteam as well as outside entities. Theperson must be able to work independently and in collaboration with otherprofessionals.


Candidatesmust have a graduate degree in Physics or related fields, with boardcertification (or eligibility) for therapeutic medical physics from theAmerican Board of Radiology (or equivalent) required. Two to five years ofclinical experience in the radiation oncology clinic or in a related field isrequired.



PhDdegree in medical physics or in a related field is required.


Twoto five years of clinical experience in the radiation oncology clinic or in arelated field is required.


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Not applicable.


May be expected to work non-standardhours to support patient treatments; will be required to work in a radiationenvironment which is protected and monitored according to federal and stateregulations.

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