University of California, San Diego
Department of Radiation Medicine and Applied Sciences
We invite applications for a postdoctoral fellowship in radiation oncology physics focused on the application of statistical learning techniques to clinical radiation oncology treatment design. The overarching goal of this project is the development of computationally efficient algorithms that can process a plurality of prior patient treatments to infer correlations between anatomical variations and expected radiation deposition in high quality radiotherapy treatment plans. Making highly accurate patient-specific predictions of radiation dose deposition is one of the most important elements to ensuring the highest quality of care is achieved for all cancer patients.
Required Qualifications: Ph.D. in physics, computer science, or another closely related field. Prior experience in radiotherapy physics is not necessary, candidates with excellent doctoral training in any specialty are encouraged to apply. We have been successful in offering post-doctoral fellows an alternative pathway to clinical medical physics residency positions, the prerequisite for becoming a board certified medical physicist. Candidates interested in switching specialties to therapeutic radiologic physics are encouraged to enquire about this option when applying. The successful candidate must possess excellent writing and communication skills; the position will involve writing papers and giving presentations.
Preferred Qualifications: Preference will be given to candidates with strong programming skills and experience with MATLAB, LabVIEW, Caffe, and/or Torch.
Additional Salary Information: Commensurate with experience; excellent benefits.
Contact Information: Please submit a letter of interest, current CV, and the names and contact information for three professional references to Dr. Kevin Moore (firstname.lastname@example.org). Visit our group website to find more information about our work.