Emory Healthcare/Emory University Proton Physicist in Atlanta, Georgia
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Applications are sought for full-time faculty positions at the Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor level in the Department of Radiation Oncology at Emory University School of Medicine under the guidance of the Director of Medical Physics.
Emory’s Department of Radiation Oncology servessixclinical institutions (Emory University Hospital Clifton, Emory University Hospital Midtown, Emory Proton Therapy Center, Emory Saint Joseph’s Hospital, Emory Decatur Hospital, EmoryHillandaleHospital) in the Atlanta metro area and is an integral part of Winship, a National Cancer Institute-Designated Comprehensive Cancer Center.
The department treats nearly 3,000 patients annually. Highlights of the technology offered include 8 Varian™ linear accelerators, 2 Elekta™ linear accelerators,a multi-room proton center,Gamma Knife®, Zeiss IntraBeam® intraoperative unit, multiple brachytherapy HDR afterloader units, big bore CT scanners with 4D capabilities, and access to MR and PET scanners. All linear accelerators are IGRT (2D, 3D) and respiratory motion management equipped. The oncology information systems include both ARIA® and Mosaiq® with treatment planning systems to include Eclipse™ and RayStation©.
The Emory Proton Therapy Center is a 5 room Varian™ ProBeam facility that treats about 100 patient daily with pencil beam IMPT in four gantry and one fixed beam room. The treatment planning system is RayStation. The medical physics group at the proton center consists of 8 highly motivated medical physicists that provide clinical services for a diverse and complex clinical case mix. Special techniques include SBRT, 4D robust optimization, and voluntary breath hold beam gating. The group is actively pursuing research projects that include advanced treatment planning techniques, expansion of clinical modalities, and several FLASH-based research projects.
The department has grown in its clinical, teaching, and research activities in the past decade and is currently ranked top3in NIH funding among all radiation oncology departments within medical schools in the country (Blue Ridge2020). There are currently63faculty members in the department’s Divisions of Clinical Affairs, Cancer Biology and Medical Physics. In addition, there is a fully accredited three-year training program for medical physics residents, as well as, a four-year training program for radiation oncology residents. Emory physics faculty also participate in Georgia Institute of Technology’s medical physics education and research programs. The Medical Physics Division has a successful research program and has multiple investigators funded by NIH and DoD in image-guided radiotherapy.
Candidates must have a PhD, or equivalent doctoral degree. ABR board certification in therapeutic radiological physics is preferred. The candidate is expected to support clinical servicesat the proton center, participate in the education of medical physicist residents and medical residents, conduct clinical and translational research. Applicants who have research interests in that significantly contribute to the overall departmental academic effort are strongly encouraged to apply. Emory School of Medicine is renowned as a premier research institution.
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Job Number 69513
Job Type Regular Full-Time
Division School Of Medicine
Department SOM: Rad Onc: Admin
Location : Name Emory Proton Therapy Center
This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues: Working with radioactive materials or devices.
Required Documents Letter of Interest, List of References
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