Research Fellow - Target Radionuclide Therapy - Helen F Graham Caner C Job
Christiana Care - Newark, DE

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Job Title: Research Fellow - Target Radionuclide Therapy - Helen F Graham Caner C
Location: Newark, DE
General Description:
Christiana Care health System is currently seeking a Research Fellow to work on a NCI R01 project in the Radiation oncology Department at the Helen F Graham Cancer Center. In this role you will perform specific medical physics research tasks as defined by the principal investigator. The goal of the project is to develop novel treatment planning tools for targeted radionuclide therapy (TRT, both beta-particle and photon emitters) comparable to those used in radiation oncology practice (e.g., for external beam and brachytherapy), in order to aid in trial design and tumor response and toxicity prediction. The specific aims involve investigating the usefulness of deterministic radiation transport methods (DOMs) coupled with quantitative SPECT/CT or PET/CT for internal radionuclide dosimetry and treatment planning. The efficiency of DOM solution convergence is attributed to novel methods for solving radiation transport equations discretized in space (finite-element mesh), angle (discrete ordinates) and energy (multi-group cross sections). Recently, DOM has been introduced for external beam and brachytherapy dose calculations and shown to be as accurate as Monte Carlo methods.

Christiana Care Health System has six medical physicists and eight dosimetrists working at the Helen F. Graham Cancer Center. The practice has six Siemens linear accelerators (3 Primus, 2 Oncor, 1 Artiste) equipped with CBCT, and one CyberKnife system. A new satellite facility will have a new Elekta Synergy equipped with the new Agility MLC and CBCT to be commissioned in the summer of 2013. Siemens 4D CT is available at the Helen F Graham Cancer Center. Pinnacle, MultiPlan, RayStation, Variseed, and Oncentra are used for treatment planning for all sites and integrated with Mosaiq R&V. Elekta Clarity 3D Ultrasound system is also integrated for IGRT for the breast. Christiana has a busy HDR (breast and gynecology) and LDR (prostate implant) brachytherapy program.

Requirements: Required Ph.D. degree in Physics, Biomedical Engineering, Software Engineering, Medical Physics, Electrical Engineering, Signal Processing or Applied Mathematics.
Strong computer programming skills using MatLab, IDL, or other scientific programming software
Strong Monte Carlo simulation skills using MCNPX, EGSnrc, or GEANT4.

This position is grant funded over the next two years with possible extra year extension.

Christiana Care Health System is proud to be an equal opportunity employer whose staff is representative of its community and considers qualified applicants for open positions without regard to race, color, gender identity or expression, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital status, disability, or genetic information.
Job Classification: Administrative
Job Requisition #: 30581BR

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