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Postdoctoral Scholar, Radiation Oncology

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School / Campus / College: School of Medicine

Organization: Radiation Oncology

Title: Postdoctoral Scholar, Radiation Oncology

Position Details

Position Description

A postdoctoral scholar position is available in the Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of Washington, Seattle. The term of appointment is one- year beginning on approximately July 1 2022 with possible extension of up to two years. The research focus for this position is an NIH-funded project to design and develop a radiation therapy system specifically designed for use in low-and middle income countries where cancer has emerged as one of the most important public health problems.

This project has two prongs: 1) develop a novel compensator-based IMRT system which provides high-efficiency delivery, and 2) deliver an automatic treatment planning solution optimized for the low-and middle -income country setting.  The postdoctoral scholar will focus on the modeling, development and testing of the device, including Monte Carlo simulations, treatment planning studies and dosimetry tests in collaboration with partner sites in India, and will help develop the automatic treatment planning solution and AI-based dose prediction in collaboration with researchers at MD Anderson Cancer Center.

Responsibilities of the position will utilize skills with data analysis and processing and knowledge of clinical radiation oncology physics. They will also participate in clinical service within the department under the direction of Dr. Ford and the medical physics faculty.

Postdoctoral scholars are represented by UAW 4121 and are subject to the collective bargaining agreement, unless agreed exclusion criteria apply. For more information, please visit the University of Washington Labor Relations website.


The candidate should have a PhD degree (or foreign equivalent) in physics, medical physics or biomedical engineering, one year of experience using computer programming and Monte Carlo modeling.


Interested candidates should submit a curriculum vitae, letter of interest, 3 references and diversity statement via Interfolio.

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