City
Jacksonville
State
Florida
Telecommute
No
Department
Radiation Oncology
Why Mayo Clinic

Position description

Physics Postdoctoral Research Position in Radiation Oncology focused on Light Ion Radiation Therapy
The Department of Radiation Oncology at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida invites applications for a postdoctoral research position in the Division of Medical Physics. Individuals with a strong interest in the application of computational tools and particle/nuclear physics principles in radiation medicine and experience in Monte Carlo simulation methods are encouraged to apply.

The fellowship offers individualized research opportunity in the area of Monte Carlo simulations directly related to the characterization and clinical performance of our future pencil beam scanning light ion therapy facility at Mayo Clinic in Florida, which will include both proton therapy and the first in the nation Carbon-Ion therapy center. The incumbent is expected to conduct research leading to publications and presentations at national/international meetings under the guidance of our faculty.

A Research Fellow at Mayo Clinic is a temporary position intended to provide training and education in research. Individuals will train in the research program of a Mayo Clinic principal investigator. Qualified individuals will demonstrate the potential for research as evidenced by their training and peer-reviewed publications and should become competitive for national research grants. Proof of English proficiency is required for J-1 Short-Term Scholars, Research Scholars, Professors, Specialists, and Student Interns sponsored by Mayo Clinic.

Requirements
Applicants must have a doctoral degree in Physics or closely related field and demonstrate computer programming and Monte Carlo experience, e.g. Geant4, MCNPX. Excellent quantitative, written and verbal skills and evidence of research scholarship is required.


Contact
To apply; please e-mail your current CV, a cover letter with statement of interest, and your earliest date of availability. References will be requested after initial screening.


Chris Beltran, Ph.D.
Professor, Medical Physics
Radiation Oncology, Mayo Clinic
4500 San Pablo Rd
Jacksonville, FL 32224
Beltran.Chris@mayo.edu


Facilities and Environment
The Radiation Oncology department supports all aspects of radiation therapy including future proton and carbon-ion therapy. Computer resources include a research cluster and a strong institutional infrastructure.

Qualifications
Applicants must have a doctoral degree in Physics or closely related field and demonstrate computer programming and Monte Carlo experience, e.g. Geant4, MCNPX. Excellent quantitative, written and verbal skills and evidence of research scholarship is required.
Additional qualifications

Benefits eligible
Yes
Schedule
Full Time
Site description
Jacksonville is the largest city in area in the continental United States. A beautiful coastal Florida city that features excellent year-round climate, over 20 miles of beaches and outstanding outdoor recreational, cultural and family-oriented amenities. The “River City by the Sea” has an excellent school system, reasonable cost of living and a thriving business environment. Medical professionals and patients are drawn to Jacksonville by an extraordinary network of high-profile healthcare facilities. Jacksonville continues to grow as more people relocate from all over the U.S. and abroad, to see what the great River City has to offer!
Category
Postdoc & Temporary Research
Specialty
Radiation Oncology, Research
Job posting number
144696BR
Recruiter
Amelia Hoffman