Division of Medical Physics in Physicist
University of California San Francisco, Department of Radiation Oncology
United States


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 both research 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, 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, 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 the above and other physics related clinical activities at all three department locations, 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 masters or 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. A demonstrated proficiency in the commissioning and treatment planning for the CyberKnife radiosurgery system is strongly preferred. Familiarity with 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.

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 society conferences.

The Division of Medical Physics includes twelve full-time faculty physicists involved in both academic and clinical activities, five 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 offers a wide range of state-of-the art technology including five gantry-based linear accelerators (Varian TrueBeam, TrueBeam STx, Elekta Versa, Siemens Artiste, and Siemens Oncor), a Tomotherapy unit, a Gamma Knife Perfexion, a Cyberknife VSI, two 4D-capable wide bore 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 the treatment of emergency patients, IGRT with MV Cone beam CT (CBCT), EPID and OBI, keV 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, iPlan, GammaPlan, Multiplan, Oncentra, Raystation, MIM and Velocity. We have active research programs in robotic brachytherapy, cross-platform comparison, SRS and SBRT, deformable image registration, hyperthermia and thermal therapy technology, and treatment of tumors that move with respiration.

Interested candidates should apply online at: https://aprecruit.ucsf.edu/apply/JPF02093 and submit a curriculum vitae, cover letter, statement of research, statement of teaching, statement of contributions to diversity, and contact information for six references.

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.


San Francisco, CA


Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research

  • Statement of Teaching

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
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