Medical Physicist

Chapel Hill
Oct 13, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Position Type: Permanent Faculty

Department: Radiation Oncology-Chapel Hill - 413002

Appointment Type: Fixed Term Faculty

Vacancy ID: FAC0002142

Position Summary: The Department of Radiation Oncology at The University of North Carolina is seeking a medical physicist to provide clinical radiation therapy physics services for the North Carolina Cancer Center, a member of the UNC Health Care system, located in Chapel Hill, NC. The North Carolina Cancer Center is currently staffed with 9 Radiation Oncologists, 5 Dosimetrists, 11 Medical Physicists, and 2 computer systems managers/IT specialists. The clinic is equipped with 2 Elekta Versa accelerators, 2 Siemens linear accelerators, 1 CyberKnife system, 1 Tomotherapy Hi-Art system, 1 Mobetron intraoperative accelerator, 1 Nucletron microSelectron HDR system, a VariSeed LDR prostate system, and 2 Phillips large bore CT simulators. Clinical treatment planning systems include Raystation TPS, Accuray MultiPlan & Tomotherapy TPS, Oncentra Brachy, and VariSeed Intr-Op TPS; Record and Verify uses Mosaiq. Ancillary RT systems include VisionRT and Calypso. The successful candidate will provide clinical radiation therapy physics services for UNC's IMRT/VMAT, IGRT, SBRT, SRS, Intra-op and brachytherapy programs. The candidate will also perform staff physicist duties such as chart checking, machine calibrations, and quality assurance. The candidate will participate in acceptance and commissioning of equipment, gathering of dosimetry data, and commissioning of external beam and brachytherapy treatment planning. The candidate will be responsible for the precise and accurate delivery of radiation treatment plans and for the safety of patients and treatment staff. Research: The successful candidate will be required to participate in clinically-oriented development projects with a research component. Residency Program: The department supports a CAMPEP-accredited Medical Physics Residency Program and, as such, mentoring of residents is expected.

Application Deadline:

Education Requirements: The successful candidate for this position must have the following qualifications: (1) an MS or PhD in Medical Physics; (2) be ABR/ABMP board certified or board eligible in radiation oncology physics, and (3) have graduated from a CAMPEP-accredited residency and top-tier CAMPEP-accredited graduate program in Medical Physics.

Qualification and Experience: Ideal candidates should have a desire to practice clinical medical physics, excellent verbal and written communications skills, strong technical skills, and a commitment to clinically oriented research and teaching. Experience in IMRT/VMAT, IGRT, HDR brachytherapy, SRS, and SBRT are required. Experience with the use and commissioning of RT treatment planning and delivery (especially IMRT/VMAT, SRS/SRT/SBRT), and R&V systems is highly valued.

Equal Opportunity Employer: The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

Department Contact Name and Title: Christine Routh, HR Lead

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