Duke University Medical Center, Radiation Oncology/Medical Physics Division

Position ID:Duke University Medical Center-Radiation Oncology/Medical Physics Division-MPRD [#18379, 1588]
Position Title: Professor
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Durham, North Carolina 27710, United States [map]
Subject Area: Physics / Medical Physics
Appl Deadline:2021/12/31 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2021/03/29, listed until 2021/12/31)
Position Description:    


The Department of Radiation Oncology is seeking highly motivated applicants for the Medical Physics Research Director position supporting physics research and academic missions at the Duke University Medical Center. We provide state-of-the-art cancer treatment for a wide variety of tumor types offering a full range of radiation treatment options with modern treatment modalities.

The successful candidate will 1) Implement a vision and strategy to further develop the medical physics research program; 2) Provide training and mentorship to junior faculty in the preparation and submission of grant applications; 3) Coordinate research strategy and efforts in the Department of Radiation Oncology with the Departmental Vice-Chair for Basic & Translational Research and the Departmental Vice-Chair for Clinical Trials; 4) Collaborate with co-leaders of the Radiation Oncology & Imaging Program in the Duke Cancer Institute to support intra-programmatic and inter-programmatic interactions to further enhance the success of the Duke Cancer Institute research mission; 5) Provide research supports for training and mentoring for graduate students; 6) Promote inter-departmental research collaborations with faculty in the School of Engineering (Biomedical Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering), School of Medicine (Radiology, Cancer Biology, Pathology), and the Trinity School of Arts and Sciences (Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science) to facilitate research opportunities for medical physics faculty, postdocs, residents, and graduate students; 7) Advocate for physics research and promote the physics division through outreach (collaborative research, seminars, workshops, lectures, etc.); 8) Promote, facilitate, and assist with physics division translational and clinical research activities in alignment with departmental research objectives; 9) Foster and promote physics faculty participation/representation in meetings of professional organizations such as symposiums, education sessions, etc. at AAPM/ASTRO/RRS and other related professional organizations.

In addition to responsibility as the Physics Research Director, this position will provide some clinical support. The Division of Radiation Physics also provides physics teaching for graduate students in medical physics, both medical physics and radiation oncology residents, and medical students from the Duke medical school. Active research programs involve IMRT/IGRT, 3-D dosimetry, oncologic and biological imaging, AI-guided treatment planning, radiomics and deep-learning, modeling of radiation damage for normal tissues and of tumor control using radiation, advanced MR imaging, stereotactic radiosurgery, stereotactic body radiotherapy, and image-guided brachytherapy.

Qualified candidates should have a PhD with board certification in the field of therapeutic medical physics by American Board of Radiology, or equivalent as defined by the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM). Minority applicants encouraged to apply.

In addition, candidates should have a demonstrated record of innovative original research, publications, and extramural grant funding as well as knowledge and experience using radiation therapy systems and clinical techniques.

The position is eligible for tenure and a start-up package with the faculty rank and compensation determined on candidate experience and qualifications. Interested candidates should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and references to:

Fang-Fang Yin, PhD Professor and Chief of Radiation Physics Department of Radiation Oncology Duke University Medical Center E-mail: fangfang.yin@duke.edu

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