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Faculty Position - Medical Physics (Academic Track)

University of Minnesota
Saint Paul, MN
Closing date
Nov 22, 2023

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Job ID 351780
Location Twin Cities
Job Family Academic
Full/Part Time Full-Time
Regular/Temporary Regular
Job Code 9403
Employee Class Instr Fac/TC and Coord Cmp

About the Job

The University of Minnesota Medical School's Department of Radiation Oncology has an opening in the Medical Physics Section. Academic rank, compensation and appointment type will be based on qualifications and experience. This unique opportunity provides Medical Physics support to the Department of Radiation Oncology at M Health Fairview's University of Minnesota Medical Center and the University of Minnesota's Veterinary Medical Center. Candidates should have a strong research and teaching background. A doctoral degree in Physics or Medical Physics and ABR board certification or board eligibility for certification is required. Academic rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The Department of Radiation Oncology's main clinic is at the University of Minnesota Medical Center (UMMC), located on the east bank of the Mississippi River in Minneapolis. Equipment at the main campus includes Accuray Radixact, Varian TrueBeam, Elekta Synergy (scheduled to be replaced within the next year), Elekta GammaKnife Icon, Elekta Flexitron HDR unit, and a Philips big bore CT scanner. Treatment planning systems include Pinnacle, Eclipse, Oncentra, Precision, and GammaPlan. Surface Image Guided Radiation Therapy is employed using the C-RAD system on the C-Arm linacs. Mosaiq R &V and Epic records are used throughout the system. There is active research in SBRT (lung, liver, and spine), TBI, TSET, HDR and LDR brachytherapy, including eye plaque and GammaTile brain implants, quantitative imaging, radiobiology, immunotherapy for solid tumors, and translational oncology.

The University of Minnesota's Veterinary Medical Center (VMC) is a full service specialty hospital in St Paul (4.5 miles from the UMMC) that currently houses the only veterinary linear accelerator in the state of MN. The veterinary radiation oncology service benefits from a close and highly collaborative relationship Department of Radiation Oncology in the Medical School. The VMC purchased a new Varian EDGE with HDMLC, high intensity mode, and perfect pitch couch. Eclipse, ARIA and Velocity will support planning and delivery. The expected installation completion date for the EDGE is estimated to be January 2023.

The candidate will be part of a group of 9 physicists, 2 physics residents, and 7 dosimetrists. The candidate will participate in all aspects of radiation therapy physics, including commissioning of new units (e.g. EDGE), linac and patient specific QA, treatment planning, brachytherapy, and radiosurgery, and is expected to contribute to teaching and research programs within the department.

The Department of Radiation Oncology houses a CAMPEP accredited Medical Physics Graduate program (M.S. and Ph.D.), a CAMPEP accredited Medical Physics residency program, and a Radiation Oncology Medical Residency program. Physics faculty are expected to participate in didactic teaching in graduate and residency programs, advise MS and PhD students, and serve on the graduate examination committees. Learn more about the department here:

Working at the University

At the University of Minnesota, you'll find a flexible work environment and supportive colleagues who are interested in lifelong learning. We prioritize work-life balance, allowing you to invest in the future of your career and in your life outside of work.

The University also offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes:
  • Competitive wages, paid holidays, and generous time off
  • Continuous learning opportunities through professional training and degree-seeking programs supported by the
  • Low-cost medical, dental, and pharmacy plans
  • Healthcare and dependent care flexible spending accounts
  • University HSA contributions
  • Disability and employer-paid life insurance
  • Employee wellbeing program
  • Excellent retirement plans with employer contribution
  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF)
  • Financial counseling services
  • Employee Assistance Program with eight sessions of counseling at no cost

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How To Apply

Applications must be submitted online. To be considered for this position, please click the Apply button and follow the instructions. You will have the opportunity to complete an online application for the position and attach a cover letter and CV.

Additional documents may be attached after application by accessing your "My Job Applications" page and uploading documents in the "My Cover Letters and Attachments" section.

This position will remain open until filled.

To request an accommodation during the application process, please e-mail or call (612) 624-UOHR (8647).

The University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission. The University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds.

The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. To learn more about diversity at the U:
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About the U of M

The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC)

The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC), is among the largest public research universities in the country, offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional students a multitude of opportunities for study and research. Located at the heart of one of the nation's most vibrant, diverse metropolitan communities, students on the campuses in Minneapolis and St. Paul benefit from extensive partnerships with world-renowned health centers, international corporations, government agencies, and arts, nonprofit, and public service organizations.

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