Research Assistant 2
Case Western Reserve University - Cleveland, OH

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Working under general supervision, plan and carry out the maintenance of the quality assurance program for all radiation therapy, radiation physics equipment and patient treatment parameters and execution. Provide recommendation and advice on calibration of radiation therapy equipment. The department is tasked to advance the field of radiation oncology with clinical projects using standard approaches in the care of patients. The research assistant will participate in all quality assurance procedures in support of the staff medical physicist.


1. Perform calibration checks to assist with the treatment plans for teletherapy and brachytherapy.

2. Assist with the treatment plans for radiosurgery calibration and other special procedures.

3. Perform acceptance testing on new radiation equipment

4. Test phantom simulations and setups.

5. Verify initial planning data for phantom set-ups.

6. Perform weekly and final checks on electronic charts – observation.

7. Assist in performing in-service safety for Cobalt 60, HDR and brachytherapy procedures.

8. Adhere to all safety regulations and practice safe techniques at all times.


Perform other duties as assigned.


Department: Frequent contact with supervisor and occasional contact with administration.

University: Occasional contact with university employees

External: Frequent contact with UHCMC staff and faculty physicist

Students: Frequent contact with Radiation Oncology residents, residents in Medical Physics, and BME students.




Education/Experience: Bachelor of Science in Physical Sciences degree and 1 to 3 years of experience (preferably in medical physics) or Associate's degree in an approved biotechnology program and 2 to 4 years of experience


1. Good Mathematics and Physics skills

2. Computer, laboratory measurements

3. Knowledge and understanding of commonly-used concepts, practices, and procedures within the field.

4. Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

5. Good interpersonal skills; ability to work and communicate with various individuals within the laboratory and department.

6. Good organization skills; ability to multi-task, prioritize and give attention to detail in order to complete tasks and meet deadlines. Ability to follow protocols, budget time effectively, and work on several projects simultaneously.

7. Ability to work effectively independently and within a team.

8. Must be highly motivated.

9. Ability to work in a fast-paced, changing environment, and conform to shifting priorities, demands and timeline. Must be flexible in order to respond to project adjustments and alterations promptly and efficiently. Must be able to adapt to varying workloads and respond appropriately to stressful situations.

10. Ability to follow through on assigned projects and provide timely follow-up.


The employee will be exposed to radioactive materials and X-ray. The employee will perform repetitive motion using computer mouse and keyboard to type.


Diversity Statement

In employment, as in education, Case Western Reserve University is committed to Equal Opportunity and Diversity. Women, veterans, members of underrepresented minority groups, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


Reasonable Accommodations

Case Western Reserve University provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the Office of Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity at 216-368-8877 to request a reasonable accommodation. Determinations as to granting reasonable accommodations for any applicant will be made on a case-by-case basis.

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