Medical Physicist

Rochester, NY


Faculty job description

The Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of Rochester is actively recruiting a Clinical Medical Physicist position. This is a full-time Faculty position, non-tenure with primary assignments at the Webster Cancer Center. Clinical responsibilities include quality assurance of linear accelerators and other clinically related quality assurance tasks as well as participating in complex clinical procedures.

The Physics Section is a unit in the Department of Radiation Oncology and covers 8 facilities in the Rochester, NY region including the main facility located at Strong Memorial Hospital. The Physics Section currently consists of 12 physicists, 14 dosimetrists, 2 IT personnel, and one administrative staff. The department has 18 radiation oncologists, clinical support staff, research protocol staff, and grant staff. The department’s goals include excellent patient care, education, and clinically applied research in radiation oncology and physics. The facilities treat 3000+ patients per year including pediatric patients on 12 Varian linear accelerators, a Philips Orthovoltage unit, and 2 HDR units. A wide range of treatment modalities are offered including online adaptive therapy (Varian Ethos), SRS, SBRT, intrafractional imaging and motion management (Varian and BrainLab), optical surface guidance (C-rad), thermal surface guidance (BrainLab Dynamic), IGRT, HDR and LDR brachytherapy including HDR Prostate, TBI, GammaTile, Intravascular Brachytherapy, etc. Treatment planning and related software systems include Varian Eclipse, Velocity, Ethos, BrainLab iPlan/Elements, Elekta Oncentra and Oncentra Prostate, and Varian Variseed. Our record and verify system is Varian Aria.

Current research interests in our group include 4D dose and image reconstruction, lung treatment plan optimization, data mining, adaptive therapy, artificial intelligence, radiomics, etc. In the Physics Section, each physicist is expected to work on his/her clinical duties and projects with a mindset of ownership, while cross-covering other duties and collaborating with others. The Section is vibrant and growing, and is run by the principles of fairness, transparency, and clinical prioritization. A new medical physics residency program and a new MS graduate program are currently in the process of seeking CAMPEP accreditation. These new-hire physicists are expected to contribute to clinical education in these programs.

Minimum requirements include a M.S. degree with 1-3 years of clinical experience. Candidates should be Board Certified (or Board Eligible). Recent graduates of an accredited medical physics residency are also encouraged to apply. Ability to obtain NYS licensure or permit to practice is essential. A post-offer health assessment is required. The faculty appointment level and salary will be commensurate with the candidate’s accomplishments and experience.

Interested individuals should apply on-line to Job posting #247612 at

The University of Rochester is committed to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of equity, diversity, and inclusion to advance the University's mission to Learn, Discover, Heal, and Create – and Make the World Ever Better. In support of our values and those of our society, the University is committed to not discriminating on the basis of age, color, disability, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, military/veteran status, national origin, race, religion/creed, sex, sexual orientation, citizenship status, or any other status protected by law. This commitment extends to the administration of our policies, admissions, employment, access, and recruitment of candidates from underrepresented populations, veterans, and persons with disabilities consistent with these values and government contractor Affirmative Action obligations.

The University of Rochester is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

How To Apply

All applicants must apply online.

EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

Pay Range

Pay Range: $138,000 - $260,000 Annually

The referenced pay range represents the minimum and maximum annual salary for this faculty position. Individual salaries will be determined within the job’s salary range, and will be determined by considering factors including, but not limited to, market data, education, experience, qualifications, expertise of the individual, and internal equity considerations. Incentive-based compensation may also be applicable and will be discussed during the hiring process.

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