Research Associate

Research Associate
Perelman School of Medicine - Radiation Oncology

Location: Philadelphia, PA
Open Date: Sep 15, 2021
Deadline: Sep 15, 2023 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time

The Department of Radiation Oncology at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania seeks candidates for a Research Associate position in the Academic Support Staff. This appointment will be initially for one (1) year and continuation during that time period and renewal is based on satisfactory performance and availability of funding (limited to three (3) years). Preference will be given to applicants with a proven track record in biomedical research, especially in optical spectroscopy and finite-element analysis. Experience in the following is highly desired: programming in Matlab, GEANT4/GAMO Monte Carlo, COMSOL FEM, medical imaging processing, photon transport in tissue, fiber optics and lasers, and optical instrumentation design. Applicants must have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree.

Responsibilities may include in vivo Cherenkov imaging of patients undergoing radiation therapy, Monte Carlo simulation of transports of both ionizing radiation and the subsequent non-ionizing Cherenkov photons, 3D patient surface imaging and deformable registration of surface mesh to a template body mesh or CT, developing schemes for TSET treatment planning and/or quality assurance of IMRT treatment delivery, Monte Carlo modeling of tissue optical properties, and finally measurement of tissue optical properties.

The successful applicant will have an opportunity to attend the CAMPEP PhD certificate program for certification in Medical Physics.

Salary and benefits will be commensurate with the applicant's experience.

We seek candidates who embrace and reflect diversity in the broadest sense. The University of Pennsylvania is an EOE. Minorities/women/individuals with disabilities/protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

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The University of Pennsylvania values diversity and seeks talented students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds. The University of Pennsylvania is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Candidates are considered for employment without regard to 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. Questions or concerns about this should be directed to the Executive Director of the Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Programs, University of Pennsylvania, 421 Franklin Building, 3451 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6205; or (215) 898-6993 (Voice) or (215) 898-7803 (TDD).

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