A full-time medical physics position is immediately available for an experienced clinical medical physicist with our UPMC Cancer Center Radiation Oncology team.
Primary responsibilities for the position include, but are not limited to: regular quality assurance testing and dosimetry calibration of radiation therapy equipment; treatment planning and delivery; dosimetry and clinical implementation of intensity modulated radiation therapy, implementation of 4D CT and gated radiation therapy. 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. The Board certification and at least three years of clinical experience are preferred.
Facility and Equipment:
UPMC Cancer Centers 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 department currently has 35 physicians, 5 radiation oncology residents, 32 physicists and 2 medical physics residents. The Cancer Centers are equipped predominantly with Varian linear accelerators with on board kV imaging and cone beam CT capabilities and also with Siemens and Elekta Linear accelerators, EPID imaging is available for all the linear accelerators. Other equipment includes Philips and GE CT units and PET/CT simulators (with 4D capability), Gamma Knife units, Cyberknife, Eclipse and ADAC treatment planning systems, Nucletron HDR systems, and ARiA, Mosaiq and LANTIS information management systems. IMRT Treatment planning system is integrated at all sites allowing for connectivity and remote treatment planning.
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M. Saiful Huq, Ph.D., FAAPM, FInstP
Professor and Director of Medical Physics
Department of Radiation Oncology
UPMC Cancer Pavilion, 5150 Centre Avenue
Room 542, Pittsburgh, PA 15232
Phone: 412-647-1813 (work)
Manage the in-vivo dose measurement and use of measuring devices for verification of dose delivery to patients.
- Manage the systematic measurement, documentation, and assurance of the physical aspects of all radiation sources/devices used in Radiation Oncology.
- Perform acceptance testing and commissioning of all treatment-related equipment.
- Develop and document performance specifications, testing, tolerances, and frequency of testing for all therapy equipment.
- Maintain a comprehensive quality assurance program that ensures patients are provided tumor localization, radiation treatment, and dose distributions as prescribed.
- Manage the development of treatment plans, acquisition and storage of data for treatment plans, calculation of dose distributions and machine settings for treatment delivery.
- Provide consultation to the Radiation Oncologist on the physical and radiobiological aspect of treatment.
- Translate the desired treatment plan into a set of instructions for radiation therapists to execute.
- Provide interpretation/consultation to the Radiation Oncologist on basis of in-vivo dosimetry.
- Direct the design, fabrication, and measurement of treatment beam modifiers and treatment aids.
- Obtain and disseminate information pertaining to current practices within the field of Radiation Oncology Physics.
- Collaborate with other UPCI Physicists in Radiation Therapy related research in the Division of Medical Physics.
- Assist in the clinical practice of Radiation Oncology Physics and dosimetry.
Required - M.S. or Ph.D. Degree in Physics or Medical Physics
Preferred - At least three years of clinical experience
Preferred - ABR/ABMP Certification in Therapeutic Radiological Physics or Therapeutic Radiology
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