Acting Instructor/Senior Fellow - Advanced Stereotactic Radiation Therapy and Immunotherapy Fel...

Location
Seattle, WA
Posted
Sep 09, 2019
Position Type
Postdoc
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Acting Instructor/Senior Fellow - Advanced Stereotactic Radiation Therapy and Immunotherapy Fellowship

Location:
Seattle, WA
Open Date:
Aug 20, 2019
Description:

The Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of Washington (UW) is seeking applicants for an innovative 1-year fellowship that combines all aspects of stereotactic radiation therapy with immuno-modulating therapies, clinical trial design, patient safety practice and advanced imaging. This position holds a dual title as an Acting Instructor and Senior Fellow with an anticipated start date of 8/1/20. This is a full-time position with a twelve month appointment with salary paid over twelve months for eleven months of service. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

The fellowship offers a broad range of clinical experience through our established programs in stereotactic body radiation therapy (Linac), stereotactic radiosurgery (Gamma Knife and Linac), multi session stereotactic radiation therapy (Gamma Knife Icon), and particle (proton and neutron) therapy. The UW/Fred Hutchinson/Seattle Children's Cancer Consortium’s internationally renowned immunotherapy programs, our Department’s national leadership in patient safety implementation, and our expertise in advanced imaging allow our fellows to thrive in the dynamic field of radiation oncology.

The fellowship’s curriculum is adaptable to emphasize candidates’ varying needs and interests in clinical experience, process implementation and research. Clinical know-how, didactics and trial experience in the rapidly advancing field of immunotherapy and immuno-radiation therapy will be offered. Clinical rotations involve working with faculty from Radiation Oncology, Medical Oncology and Radiology.

Research rotations are tailored to the fellow's interests. We offer multiple active clinical trials involving immuno-modulated radiation therapy, translational immunotherapy programs, a small animal image-guided radiation therapy delivery platform for both photons and protons, imaging labs, and established patient safety research databases. For more information on the Department’s cutting-edge research and publications in stereotactic radiation, please click here.

Department Overview:

The Department of Radiation Oncology treats over 2,800 patients yearly from a multi-state region covering over 25% of the U.S. The University of Washington is the only radiation oncology department in the United States that has particle delivery systems for both proton and neutron therapy. Technologies include 7 IGRT-capable linear accelerators, the Gamma Knife Icon, one fast neutron therapy and 3 proton therapy units. The Department has direct access to PET/CT including novel tracers, SPECT/CT and MRI, which are integrated into the planning process with standard CT-simulation. We have a broad range of planning systems including RayStation (photon, proton), CMS, and MIM. Our clinical approach is collaborative with numerous multidisciplinary clinics and tumor boards. We enjoy strong collaborations with the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and several imaging research laboratories. The University of Washington is located at the center of the Pacific Rim. Its proximity to the coast and mountains combined with its mild climate allows for year-round outdoor recreational activities. Seattle is a growing city and vibrant community that provides diverse arts and culture.


Qualifications:

Candidates will have completed a radiation oncology residency and be eligible for licensure in the state of Washington. U.S. citizen or resident alien status is required. ABR certification or ABR Board eligibility in Radiation Oncology (Therapeutic Radiology), or an equivalent board is preferable.


Application Instructions:

Please submit the following in PDF form:

  • A cover letter addressed to the Associate Program Director
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Personal statement of interest
  • Three letters of reference from the referees addressed to the Associate Program Director

Acceptable letters of reference, at the minimum, include the following authors:

  • One PDF letter from the Director of your Radiation Oncology Program
  • Two PDF letters from other attending physicians who are familiar with your clinical work

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