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Division of Medical Physics - Physicist

Application Window

Open date: November 30th, 2020

Last review date: Sunday, Dec 19, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Monday, May 30, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

University of California, San Francisco
Department of Radiation Oncology
Division of Medical Physics

The Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of California, San Francisco, seeks to recruit an outstanding candidate at the Instructor, Assistant, Associate, or Full level for the Division of Medical Physics, capable of performing at a high level of productivity in research, teaching and clinical areas. The department of Radiation Oncology at UCSF has state-of-the art clinical facilities and an emphasis on innovation and excellence in patient care and science. The department continues to have a vibrant team of physics faculty with a strong commitment to research and development.

The primary responsibility of the candidate will be to support clinical physics activities across several locations. This can include development of new clinical programs, motion management, GammaKnife and Linac-based radiosurgery, CyberKnife and linac-based SBRT, HDR and LDR brachytherapy, intraoperative radiotherapy, support for superficial therapy, machine acceptance testing and commissioning, treatment planning support, linac and patient-specific QA, chart checking, commissioning of new software systems, and other clinical physics duties. The candidate may also support the ocular proton program at UC Davis Crocker Nuclear Laboratory. The candidate will be expected to cover clinical activities across department locations (including regional partners), as required and commensurate of the position. Candidates appointed at assistant professor and above will be expected to establish and participate in research programs and to contribute to teaching activities.

Candidates must have a minimum of one to two years in an academic radiation oncology department; have a strong research record and commitment to education. A doctoral degree in medical physics or related field, board certification with the American Board of Radiology in radiotherapy physics (or eligibility to take the oral exam), and work relevant to the field of clinical Medical Physics are required. Familiarity with data science using large or complex medical datasets and the use of predictive analytics, supervised and unsupervised learning and other advanced methods for decision making in oncology, is highly desired. Expertise in the application of multi-modal imaging (CT, PET and MR) applied to personalization of radiation delivery is also highly desired.

The candidate will be expected to teach in medical physics courses provided by the Department of Radiation Oncology for medical and physics students, residents and fellows, as well as contribute to continuing medical education efforts including the departmental annual scientific conference and scientific participation at medical physics and radiation oncology society conferences.

The Division of Medical Physics includes fourteen full-time faculty physicists involved in both academic and clinical activities, eight hospital physicists who provide support for clinical activities, and additional dosimetry and support staff. The Physics Division runs a CAMPEP accredited Medical Physics Residency program with four residents, and hosts a number of postdocs and graduate students. Our physics faculty members have strong affiliations with UCSF and UC Berkeley graduate programs. The Department has three separate sites, divided amongst specialties, located at Mission Bay, Mount Zion, and Parnassus campus within San Francisco. The Department has also a growing list of regional partners.

The department offers a wide range of state-of-the art technology including six gantry-based linear accelerators (Varian TrueBeam (3), TrueBeam STx, Elekta Versa and Siemens Artiste), a Tomotherapy unit, a Gamma Knife ICON, a Cyberknife VSI, three 4D-capable wide bore Siemens 24-slice CT scanners, comprehensive Hyperthermia program, active programs in intra-operative radiotherapy (including two Mobetron and one Intrabeam), HDR and LDR brachytherapy, advanced techniques for cranio-spinal irradiation, total-body-irradiation, and image-guidance with cone beam CT (CBCT), and 4D CBCT, visionRT, Brainlab Exactrac, and gating capabilities. In addition, the department offers proton irradiation of ocular melanoma using a cyclotron located at the UC Davis campus. Treatment planning capabilities include Pinnacle, Eclipse, GammaPlan, Multiplan, Oncentra, Raystation and MIM. We have active research programs in robotic brachytherapy, MR simulation and optimization for treatment, SRS/SBRT delivery, knowledge-based planning, data science/machine learning, monte carlo, biological simulation, hyperthermia/ thermal therapy, and motion management.

Interested candidates should apply online at: and submit a curriculum vitae, cover letter, statement of research, statement of teaching, statement of contributions to diversity, and contact information for six references. Applicant’s materials must list current and/or pending qualifications upon submission.

UC San Francisco seeks candidates whose experience, teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
Reference requirements
  • 6-8 required (contact information only)

Job location

San Francisco, CA