Medcial Physicist A/B/C (Department of Radiation Oncology) at University of Pennsylvania

Posted in Other 8 days ago.

Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Job Description:

Medcial Physicist A/B/C (Department of Radiation Oncology)

University Overview

The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn's distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning. As an employer Penn has been ranked nationally on many occasions with the most recent award from Forbes who named Penn one of America's Best Large Employers in 2023.

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.

COVID-19 vaccination or a University authorized exemption is a requirement for all positions at the University of Pennsylvania. For more information about Penn's vaccine requirements, visit the Penn COVID-19 Response website for the latest information.

Posted Job Title

Medcial Physicist A/B/C (Department of Radiation Oncology)

Job Profile Title

Medical Physicist A

Job Description Summary

At the direction of the Chief of Clinical Physics, Photons, the Medical Physicist (A/B/C) is an ABR/ABMP board eligible or board-certified Medical Physicist who will play a primary role in meeting the overall clinical physics needs in the Penn Medicine network. Specifically, the Medical Physicist will provide clinical coverage of medical physics activities, including treatment planning support, machine QA support, treatment planning, and performing special treatment procedures, such as 4DCT simulation, brachytherapy, and implementing new treatment techniques. The Medical Physicist is expected to maintain knowledge of current technologies, Penn Medicine physics & dosimetry policies and procedures, and actively participate in Chart rounds, regular physics meetings, and departmental meetings. This position is located at the Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine(Main Campus) in Philadelphia, PA.

Job Description

Job Responsibilities

Medical Physicst A

  • Actively participate in the clinical aspects of radiation therapy treatment planning and machine support including weekly chart checks, initial chart checks, planning support, 4DCT etc.

  • Will participate in routine physics QA program such as Conventional and CT-simulator QA, Brachytherapy QA procedures. Perform linear accelerator calibration and monthly / Annual mechanical and dosimetry QA. Participate in the quality assurance for Proton/photon units, ancillary equipment and procedures used in Radiation Therapy, Commissioning of new equipment, i.e., linear accelerators, proton or photon techniques and simulators. Help in developing quality assurance policies, institute procedures, and entering institution's Condition Reporting System (CRS) for safety and quality issues. Participate in other QA activities, such as morning huddle etc.

  • Will assume lead duties for procedures or clinical activities : Photon or proton machine support and process improvement projects, writing policies and procedures for new therapy techniques and QA processes

  • Will participate in special treatment procedures such as, Stereotactic procedures (SRS, SRT and SBRT), HDR/LDR treatment planning, pre-treatment QA and treatment delivery supervision, Prostate seed/strand implants, IMRT treatment techniques implementation and IMRT QA, Proton Therapy QA, PhotoDynamic Therapy (PDT), Total Skin Electron and Total Body Irradiation (TBI) etc.

  • Will provide network medical physics cross coverage as requested by the Director of Clinical Operations, Physics Division

  • Participate in training of Radiation Oncology, Medical Physics Residents, and visitors who enrolled in specialized technology training courses, such as proton therapy training, Halcyon linac training, Cyberknife, GammaKnife training, and radiation therapist training etc.

  • Participate in implementing new treatment therapies, procedures and techniques at within Penn owned or Penn managed facilities in the States of Pennsylvania or New Jersey.

  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned

Medcial Physicst B

Will adhere to the same duties, but under limited supervision.

Medical Physicst C

Will adhere to the same duties but will have the autonomy for independent work with minimal supervision.


Master of Science and 2 to 3 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience is required.

Medical Physicist A: American Board of Radiology (ABR) eligible; no experience is required; residency training in medical physics is preferred

Medical Physicist B: ABR-certified; 2-3 years' experience working as a full-time medical physics (A)

Medical Physicist C: ABR-certified; 5-7 years' experience as a fulltime medical physicist

**Must possess knowledge of and experience with Varian's ARIA, Eclipse, TrueBeam, and conventional clinical physics procedures, including but not limited to, operation and calibration of treatment devices, operation and calibration of dosimetry equipment, operation and calibration of treatment planning systems, quality assurance procedures, “specialized procedures” (SRS, SBRT), and familiarity safety procedures and regulations as per the PA Department of Environmental Protection. Prior proton therapy experience is preferred but not required.**

Job Location - City, State

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Department / School

Perelman School of Medicine

Pay Range

$90,860.00 - $142,844.66
Salary offers are made based on the candidate's qualifications, experience, skills, and education as they directly relate to the requirements of the position, as well as internal and market factors and grade profile.

Affirmative Action Statement

Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

Special Requirements

Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.

University Benefits

  • Health, Life, and Flexible Spending Accounts: Penn offers comprehensive medical, prescription, behavioral health, dental, vision, and life insurance benefits to protect you and your family's health and welfare. You can also use flexible spending accounts to pay for eligible health care and dependent care expenses with pre-tax dollars.

  • Tuition: Take advantage of Penn's exceptional tuition benefits. You, your spouse, and your dependent children can get tuition assistance here at Penn. Your dependent children are also eligible for tuition assistance at other institutions.

  • Retirement: Penn offers generous retirement plans to help you save for your future. Penn's Basic, Matching, and Supplemental retirement plans allow you to save for retirement on a pre-tax or Roth basis. Choose from a wide variety of investment options through TIAA and Vanguard.

  • Time Away from Work: Penn provides you with a substantial amount of time away from work during the course of the year. This allows you to relax, take vacations, attend to personal affairs, recover from illness or injury, spend time with family—whatever your personal needs may be.

  • Long-Term Care Insurance: In partnership with Genworth Financial, Penn offers faculty and staff (and your eligible family members) long-term care insurance to help you cover some of the costs of long-term care services received at home, in the community or in a nursing facility. If you apply when you're newly hired, you won't have to provide proof of good health or be subject to underwriting requirements. Eligible family members must always provide proof of good health and are subject to underwriting.

  • Wellness and Work-life Resources: Penn is committed to supporting our faculty and staff as they balance the competing demands of work and personal life. That's why we offer a wide variety of programs and resources to help you care for your health, your family, and your work-life balance.

  • Professional and Personal Development: Penn provides an array of resources to help you advance yourself personally and professionally.

  • University Resources: As a member of the Penn community, you have access to a wide range of University resources as well as cultural and recreational activities. Take advantage of the University's libraries and athletic facilities, or visit our arboretum and art galleries. There's always something going on at Penn, whether it's a new exhibit at the Penn Museum, the latest music or theater presentation at the Annenberg Center, or the Penn Relays at Franklin Field to name just a few examples. As a member of the Penn community, you're right in the middle of the excitement—and you and your family can enjoy many of these activities for free.

  • Discounts and Special Services: From arts and entertainment to transportation and mortgages, you'll find great deals for University faculty and staff. Not only do Penn arts and cultural centers and museums offer free and discounted admission and memberships to faculty and staff. You can also enjoy substantial savings on other goods and services such as new cars from Ford and General Motors, cellular phone service plans, movie tickets, and admission to theme parks.

  • Flexible Work Hours: Flexible work options offer creative approaches for completing work while promoting balance between work and personal commitments. These approaches involve use of non-traditional work hours, locations, and/or job structures.

  • Penn Home Ownership Services: Penn offers a forgivable loan for eligible employees interested in buying a home or currently residing in West Philadelphia, which can be used for closing costs or home improvements.

  • Adoption Assistance: Penn will reimburse eligible employees on qualified expenses in connection with the legal adoption of an eligible child, such as travel or court fees, for up to two adoptions in your household.

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