Radiation Oncology
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Position description
The department of Radiation Oncology at Mayo Clinic in Arizona invites applications for the position of Lead Physicist for the Photon Clinic.

The Physics Division supports an expanding clinical practice consisting of fourteen radiation oncology physicians and five radiation oncology residents. The Physics Division and its associated groups includes seventeen physicists, four medical physicist assistants, four physics residents, two IT project analysts, two software developers, two linac engineers, and two postdoctoral researchers. The clinical practice consists of a proton clinic with four Hitachi pencil beam scanning gantries and a photon clinic with four Varian linear accelerators, a mobile electron accelerator for intraoperative radiation therapy and an HDR afterloader.
The Lead Photon Physicist will lead a team of seven physicists dedicated to the photon clinic, treating over 1000 patients per year. In conjunction with the Physics Division Chair, the Lead Photon Physicist will develop and implement long term goals for the photon clinic, plan and oversee technology acquisitions, and develop staffing plans. With assistance from the photon physicists, they will oversee the development and maintenance of policies and procedures, clinical best practices, and Quality Assurance programs.
As a part of the leadership team of the Physics Division the Lead Photon Physicist will work with the Lead Proton Physicist and the Division Chair on the development of the long term vision for the Division and on the development of joint projects that benefit both photon and proton practices.

In keeping with the Mayo Clinic mission the Lead Photon Physicist will participate in Patient Care, Research, and Education. The Lead Photon Physicist will be expected to maintain direct involvement in the clinical practice, facilitate and encourage research efforts by the members of the Photon Medical Physics group, and participate in the Medical Physics and Radiation Oncology Residency training programs. Mayo Clinic is committed to maintaining high quality of patient care, and thus strong commitment to clinical service is a paramount requirement for this position.

Many opportunities for clinical and research collaboration exist between the three ACR accredited Mayo Clinic sites and locally through the Mayo Clinic and Arizona State University Alliance for Health Care. A Medical Physics Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship, sponsored by Mayo Clinic, is also hosted every year. Machine and treatment automation, clinical implementation of surface guidance, clinical outcomes modelling are among the current areas of active interest.
The photon clinic is in final stages of the LINAC upgrade cycle and by the spring of 2020 will have four Varian TrueBeams (two with ExacTrac systems) that support a robust SRS/SBRT program, TBI, TSET, respiratory gating, IORT, HDR, and LDR eye plaques programs. The practice uses Aria R&V with Eclipse treatment planning systems. Multiyear service contracts ensure that clinical systems are continually updated.
License or certification
The candidate will have a PhD in Medical Physics or related field, American Board of Radiology certification in Therapeutic Medical Physics with participation in MoC, a minimum of five years of experience post residency (with more than 10 years preferred), and a significant research experience.

Supervisory experience coaching, developing, and managing staff is highly preferred
Benefits eligible
Full Time
Site description
Mayo Clinic's campuses in Arizona are located in Phoenix and Scottsdale, in the beautiful Sonoran Desert. The region is known as the Valley of the Sun, a metropolitan area with more than 4 million residents in 25 cities and towns.

With Phoenix being the sixth largest city in the nation, this sunny "desert metropolis" offers the amenities of a big city in the midst of a strikingly beautiful, rugged, southwest landscape.

Scottsdale frequently earns praise as a highly desirable place to live. The city's more than 200,000 residents enjoy a vibrant mix of culinary hot spots, arts and entertainment, professional and collegiate sports teams, and community resources. The region's desert climate promotes an outdoor lifestyle with a full complement of sports and recreation.
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Radiation Oncology
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Marissa Anderson
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