A full-time medical physics position is immediately available for an experienced clinical medical physicist at the pediatric Radiation Oncology center at UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, PA. This center is one of the centers of UPMC Hillman Cancer Center network. The center's medical physics operations are supported by the Medical Physics Division of the Department of Radiation Oncology, UPMC Hillman Cancer Center. The center is equipped with Varian Clinac iX with RPM system for gated radiation therapy, on-board kV imaging and cone-beam CT. Centralized, Citrix based Eclipse RTP and Aria R&V systems are used for treatment planning and record and verification. Primary responsibilities for the medical physics position at the center include: regular quality assurance testing and dosimetry calibration of radiation therapy equipment, dosimetry and clinical implementation of intensity modulated radiation therapy, implementation of 4D CT and gated radiation therapy and implementation of network wide standardized medical physics quality assurance program. The medical physicist providing the coverage at the center may also have partial physics coverage duties at nearby cancer centers also located in Pittsburgh. The Medical Physics Division's goal has been to expand its strong clinical program in physics with emphasis on IMRT, IGRT with CBCT/OBI, 4D CT and organ motion management. Successful candidate should have demonstrated clinical skills in these areas and is expected to function independently with excellent oral and written communication skills.
UPMC Hillman Cancer Center is a leading organization in the nation in conducting academic research and clinical implementation of various state-of-the art technologies in radiation therapy. The Cancer Center network consists currently of 28 Cancer Centers mostly located in the Western PA. The network's Cancer Centers are predominantly equipped with Varian linear accelerators with on-board kV imaging and cone beam CT capabilities and also Elekta Linear accelerators. Other equipment includes Philips and GE CT units and PET/CT simulators (with 4D capabilities), Gamma Knife units, Cyberknife, Nucletron HDR systems, and Eclipse/ARiA RTP and information management systems.
Internal Number: 190000X6
About UPMC Hillman Cancer Center
UPMC Hillman Cancer Center has twenty-eight facilities in the US, two Cancer Centers in Ireland and two Cancer Centers in Italy. Efforts have been underway to expand UPMC's international presence to other countries. This present position comes with the faculty appointment level and salary commensurate with the candidate's qualification and experience. UPMC Hillman Cancer Center offers a competitive salary and benefit package and is an equal opportunity employer.