Academic/Faculty, Medical - Clinical, Medical - Research
University of California, San Francisco Department of Radiation Oncology Division of Medical Physics
The Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of California, San Francisco, seeks to recruit an outstanding candidate at the Instructor, Assistant, Associate, or Full level for the Division of Medical Physics, capable of performing at a high level of productivity in both research and clinical areas. The candidate will join a vibrant team of physics faculty with a strong commitment to research and development, and participate in a state-of-the art clinical program with emphasis on innovation and excellence in patient care and science.
The Division of Medical Physics includes twelve full-time faculty physicists involved in both academic and clinical activities, five hospital physicists who provide support for clinical activities, and additional dosimetry and support staff. The Physics Division runs a CAMPEP accredited Medical Physics Residency program with four residents, and hosts a number of postdocs and graduate students. Our physics faculty members have strong affiliations with UCSF and UC Berkeley graduate programs. The Department has three separate sites, divided amongst specialties, located at Mission Bay, Mount Zion, and Parnassus campus within San Francisco.
The department offers a wide range of state-of-the art technology including five gantry-based linear accelerators (Varian TrueBeam, TrueBeam STx, Elekta Versa, Siemens Artiste, and Siemens Oncor), a Tomotherapy unit, a Gamma Knife Perfexion, a Cyberknife VSI, two 4D-capable wide bore 24-slice CT scanners, comprehensive Hyperthermia program, active programs in intra-operative radiotherapy (including two Mobetron and one Intrabeam), HDR and LDR brachytherapy, advanced techniques for Cranio-spinal irradiation, Total-body-irradiation, and the treatment of emergency patients, IGRT with MV Cone beam CT (CBCT), EPID and OBI, keV CBCT and 4D CBCT, visionRT, Brainlab Exactrac, and gating capabilities. In addition, the department offers proton irradiation of ocular melanoma using a cyclotron located at the UC Davis campus. Treatment planning capabilities include Pinnacle, Eclipse, iPlan, GammaPlan, Multiplan, Oncentra, Raystation, MIM and Velocity. We have active research programs in robotic brachytherapy, cross-platform comparison, SRS and SBRT, deformable image registration, hyperthermia and thermal therapy technology, treatment of tumors that move with respiration, and AI applications in oncology.
The primary responsibility of the candidate will be clinical physics activities that include treatment planning support, linac and patient-specific QA, chart checking, and machine acceptance testing and commissioning, and development of new clinical programs as needed. The candidate will be expected to work collaboratively with team members to cover clinical physics activities at all three department locations as required and commensurate of the position. The candidate will also be involved in teaching medical physics courses provided by the Department for medical and physics students, residents and fellows. In addition, active participation in continuing medical education efforts such as the departmental annual scientific conference and at medical physics society conferences is expected. Candidates appointed at assistant professor and above will be expected to establish and participate in research programs and to contribute to teaching activities.
Candidates must have a minimum of one to two years in an academic radiation oncology department; have a strong research record and commitment to education. A masters or doctoral degree in medical physics or related field, board certification with the American Board of Radiology in radiotherapy physics (or eligibility to take the oral exam), and work relevant to the field of clinical Medical Physics are required.
Clinical experience with TomoTherapy is preferred. Familiarity with data science using large or complex medical datasets and the use of predictive analytics, supervised and unsupervised learning and other advanced methods for decision making in oncology, is highly desired. In addition, candidates who have a strong interest in helping with the medical physics residency program are encouraged to apply.
Interested candidates should apply online at: https://aprecruit.ucsf.edu/JPF02832 and submit a curriculum vitae, cover letter, statement of research, statement of teaching, statement of contributions to diversity, and contact information for three references.
UC San Francisco seeks candidates whose experience, teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.
Internal Number: JPF02832
About University of California, San Francisco
The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) is a leading university dedicated to promoting health worldwide through advanced biomedical research, graduate-level education in the life sciences and health professions, and high-quality patient care. It is the only UC campus in the 10-campus system dedicated exclusively to the health sciences.