University of Wisconsin - Madison

Position Vacancy Listing

PVL # 225216

Position Summary:
The Radiation Oncology Physics Section at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health, Department of Human Oncology, is seeking a faculty medical physicist with strong clinical skills to engage in radiation oncology physics activities. The successful candidate will participate in high-level clinical development and application of radiation oncology imaging, treatment planning, and delivery systems to further the advancement of treatment options and patient care. The successful candidate will also support departmental efforts to incorporate and advance MR simulation and MR-guided radiation therapies. The Radiation Oncology Physics section currently employs 17 physicists and four physics residents, providing full clinical physics services to three locations with expansions to two additional locations expected.

The position will focus primarily on practicing clinical radiation oncology physics services provided at the UW Health Cancer Centers, including coverage in the department's outreach clinics which are physically separate from the University Hospital as necessary. Additional responsibilities, based on the candidate's interests and accomplishments, will include clinical research and development in alignment with the programmatic goals of the department, as well as teaching of residents and other trainees.

The School of Medicine and Public Health has a deep and profound commitment to diversity both as an end in itself but also as a valuable means for eliminating health disparities. As such, we strongly encourage applications from candidates who foster and promote the values of diversity and inclusion.

Principal duties:
This position, under the supervision of the Director of Radiation Oncology Physics, requires participation and interaction with medical staff and faculty, analyzing and providing support in all areas of clinical radiation oncology physics and radiation research and development. This includes but is not limited to:
- Investigate and identify clinical problems, develop solutions, and implement quality management programs.
- Participate in the development of novel image guided and intensity modulated radiation therapy, brachytherapy, TomoTherapy, stereotactic radiosurgery, and MR-guided treatment planning and delivery programs.
- Support advanced imaging techniques including multi-energy CT and MR simulators for patient modeling and response assessment.
- Implement advanced procedures related to quality assurance monitoring, patient immobilization and localization, and dose verification in treatment delivery processes.
- Develop and perform clinical radiation oncology physics procedures related to all forms of brachytherapy, linear accelerators, quality management and improvement, simulators, radioactive materials, and radiation measurement equipment. These activities include patient plan checks, patient localization and immobilization, chart rounds and tumor board participation, on-call physics coverage, and handling equipment repair and maintenance issues.
- Contribute to the department's research studies and publications, including engagement with clinical trials.

The successful candidate will also participate in professional, public, and university service, as well as take an active teaching role for both physics and physician residents as well as other trainees.

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