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Associate/Professor Physician Scientist

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The Department of Radiation Oncology of the University of Maryland School of Medicine, ranked top 5th in NIH research funding, is recruiting for a Radiation Oncologist at the Associate/Professor level.  The department provides Radiation Oncology services at several practice settings and has a need for a full-time faculty physician scientist.  The ideal candidate will be experienced and have a strong interest in academic radiation oncology with an active clinical practice and research program. 

This position will help lead departmental research endeavors, particularly translational efforts to the clinic from Medical Physics as well as our Division of Translational Radiation Sciences (DTRS) led by the Director, Dr. Isabel L. Jackson. Additionally, the position will work closely with our nationally recognized clinical research program led by Dr. Mark Mishra and participate in providing patient care at the Maryland Proton Treatment Center (MPTC) and/or with one of our affiliate clinical partners. 

The DTRS is globally recognized for its expertise in normal tissue and tumor radiobiology research with a strong track record of contract research and grant funding. The Division includes 14 dedicated research faculty members with grant-funded programs in aspects of cellular responses to DNA damage and molecular biology, as well as preclinical in vivo models of radiation effects on normal tissue.

The Department of Radiation Oncology’s clinical program has 21 physicians, a fellow and 12 residents.  The University of Maryland Medical Center is in downtown Baltimore, within the University of Maryland Greenebaum Cancer Center, close to the attractions of the Inner Harbor waterfront and professional sports stadiums.  The department has 5 well-integrated community programs.  Our current clinical program has 12 linear accelerators, 6 multi-slice large bore CT simulators, an MRI, 3 HDR units, a Gamma Knife, and active programs in protons, Hyperthermia, Brachytherapy, SRS/SBRT, Radioembolization, Gamma Pod and Xofigo.  There are several campus-wide shared resources including small-animal imaging CT, PET and MR scanners.

Medical Physics led by Dr. Amit Sawant, has 30 medical physics faculty, 26 dosimetrists, 3 physics residents, post-doctoral fellows, graduate students, and 6 information systems and technology staff.  All practice sites are connected via a state-of-the-art telemedicine network facilitating interactions between faculty and staff. Research programs include the development of new treatment planning and delivery techniques, tumor motion management, inter-fraction image guidance strategies, two SARRPs and research vaults dedicated to photon and proton related research. The division of medical physics has research space co-located with DTRS.  The department occupies >20,000 sq. ft. of purpose-built, fully renovated, access-controlled wet laboratory, animal research and dry lab space for successful execution of translational radiobiological/physics research. 


The ideal candidate will be experienced and have a strong interest in academic radiation oncology with an active clinical practice and research program.

Education: MD

Experience: 8+  years

Licensure: Must have MD Medical license or be able to obtain one.


Job: Faculty
Organization: School of Medicine - Clinical Departments
Job Posting: Feb 10, 2021




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Posted: 2/11/2021
Application Due: 5/12/2021
Work Type: Full Time