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Computational Physicist (Faculty) - Department of Radiation Onco
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Computational Physicist (Faculty) - Department of Radiation Onco
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**Computational Physicist (Faculty)**

Th e Department of Radiation Oncology at Vanderbilt School of
Medicine is seeking a Computational Physicist to join the faculty of the Department
of Radiation Oncology to support the practice of the Vanderbilt Medical Group
as staff of Vanderbilt University Medical Center's Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer
Center (VICC). VICC, one of 49 National Cancer Institute-designated
Comprehensive Cancer Centers provides cancer care services throughout the Greater
Nashville area and is dedicated to an integrated, patient-focused approach to
cancer research, treatment, support, prevention, education and outreach.


Department of Radiation Oncology is currently staffed with nine (11) board-certified
Medical Physicists (6 Ph.D.; 5 M.S.) and five (5) board-certified Dosimetrists.
The Downtown Nashville location is equipped with four (4) Varian linear
accelerators: a Trilogy, Novalis Tx, and two (2) TrueBeams. All
accelerators feature kV on-board imaging as well as MV portal imaging. The
Novalis Tx system is additionally equipped with BrainLab's ExacTrac image
guidance system. A Varian Optical Surface Monitoring System is utilized
for DIBH treatments on both TrueBeam systems.

three (3) satellite facilities house a total of four (4) Varian linear
accelerators (mix of TrueBeam and 21-series machines) and are located within a
50-mile radius of the main facility in Nashville proper. Additional clinical
equipment includes: (1) a Phillips 16-slice, 4DCT-capable, large bore CT
simulator; (2) a Varian VariSource HDR system (gynecological, intracavitary and
interstitial), (3) an Axxent Xoft electronic brachytherapy system for
intraoperative APBI, and (4) an intraoperative LDR seed implant program (prostate
and eye plaque).

planning systems include Varian Eclipse, BrainLab iPlan, and Varian
BrachyVision / VariSeed. The Department also utilizes MIM Maestro for
deformable image registrations and RadCalc as its secondary dose calculation
engine. ImageOwl's TotalQA system is utilized for network implementation of
equipment quality assurance standardization and trend analysis. Additional
web-based, in-house developed dashboards and workflow management are currently
being implemented at all VUMC sites. Varian's
ARIA suite serves as the Department's record and verify system and VUMC is
transitioning to EPIC for electronic medical record management.


candidates will be responsible for leading computationally-intensive clinical
development projects and informatics initiatives as well as supporting,
advising and complimenting existing Information Technology (IT) team members to
implement Radiation Oncology-specific technology systems. They will also lend their expertise to
clinical development initiatives and research activities of Radiation Oncology
faculty and staff. A portion of their
effort will be committed to developing and maintains intradepartmental IT
research systems and infrastructure.
There are also opportunities to provide didactic instruction for
Department educational programs as well as student supervision and research
support. The Computational Physicist will report to the Chief and Vice Chair of
Physics or their designee.

applicants will be eligible for faculty appointment in a research or clinician
educator track at a level commensurate with research experience and publication
record. Predicated on the desired track of faculty appointment,
candidates will be afforded resources to facilitate clinically-applicable /
translational research within the Department as well as in collaboration with
researchers both within the Medical School and across disciplines throughout
Vanderbilt University.


Price, Ph.D., Chief and Vice Chair of Physics, Department of Radiation
Oncology, Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (


1. Job Code: 2025

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**Job** _Faculty and Professor_

**Organization:** _Radiation Oncology 104675_

**Title:** _Computational Physicist (Faculty) - Department of Radiation Oncology_

**Location:** _TN-Nashville-Preston Cancer Research Building_

**Requisition ID:** _1801188_

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