The Department of Radiation Oncology at The University of North Carolina is seeking a faculty medical physicist for the North Carolina Cancer Center, a member of the UNC Health Care system, located in Chapel Hill, NC. The North Carolina Cancer Center is currently staffed with 11 Radiation Oncologists, 5 Dosimetrists, 12 Medical Physicists, and 1 IT specialist. The North Carolina Cancer Center clinic is equipped with 2 Elekta Versa accelerators, 1 Elekta Infinity accelerator, 1 CyberKnife system, 1 Tomotherapy Hi-Art system, 1 Mobetron intraoperative accelerator, 1 Elekta HDR system, a VariSeed LDR prostate system, and 2 Phillips large bore CT simulators. Clinical treatment planning systems (TPS) include Raystation TPS, Accuray Precision TPS for CyberKnife, Oncentra HDR Brachy TPS, and VariSeed LDR Brachy TPS; Record and Verify uses Mosaiq. Ancillary systems include VisionRT. The ideal candidate for this faculty position is expected to become actively involved in a wide range of clinical, research, and teaching duties within the Department and School of Medicine. Clinical duties: The successful candidate will provide clinical radiation therapy physics services for UNC's IMRT/VMAT, IGRT, SBRT, SRS and brachytherapy programs. The candidate will perform staff physicist duties such as chart checking, machine calibrations, and quality assurance. The candidate will oversee and direct junior staff during acceptance and commissioning of equipment, gathering of dosimetry data, as well as external beam and brachytherapy treatment planning. The candidate will be responsible for the precise and accurate delivery of radiation treatment plans and for the safety of patients and treatment staff. Research: The successful candidate must be motivated to actively pursue research opportunities with the potential to secure extramural funding. A strong interest in pursuing academic research is crucial to this position. Residency Program: The department supports a CAMPEP-accredited Medical Physics Residency Program and, as such, mentoring of residents is expected.
Education and Experience:
The ideal candidate should have strong technical skills, a commitment to research and teaching, and excellent verbal and written communications skills. Preferred: A successful record of medical physics research and publications is highly desired. Experience in IMRT/VMAT, IGRT, HDR brachytherapy, SRS, and SBRT are important. Experience with the use and commissioning of RT treatment planning and delivery (especially IMRT/VMAT, SRS/SRT/SBRT), and R&V systems is highly valued.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.
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