Postdoctoral Research Associate-Radiation Oncology

Washington University School of Medicine

Saint Louis, MO

Job posting number: #7084695 (Ref:JR61585)

Posted: September 3, 2021

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Applicants interested in pursuing an academic career in medical physics are sought for a post-doctoral research fellow position in the department of radiation oncology, Washington University School of Medicine. The position is supported by the department of Radiation Oncology and will be supervised by Dr. Tianyu Zhao. The aim of the research is to develop a comprehensive workflow for the next generation of radiotherapy. The ideal candidate will have skills in image processing, MATLAB or Python programming, data processing, and excellent knowledge of nuclear/radiological physics. Strong skills in programming and artificial intelligence are desirable. While the position involves primarily translational research, the successful candidate will have opportunities to gain experience in clinical medical physics. This position will provide an excellent opportunity for the successful candidate to pursue a career in the field of radiation oncology physics.

 PhD or equivalent degree in medical physics, physics, or nuclear engineering (required)
 Experience in academic research and manuscript preparation (required)
 Skills in scientific programming using MATLAB or Python (desired)

About Washington University

The Department of Radiation Oncology at Washington University provides a full range of clinical services, including IMRT, image-guided brachytherapy, cone-beam CT guided radiation therapy, MR-guided radiation therapy, on-line portal imaging, high-intensity focused ultrasound, proton, and stereotactic radiosurgery. Research programs include: automated health IT systems, proton therapy, image-guided adaptive radiotherapy, functional imaging with MRI, and a wide range of molecular biology translational studies. The Molecular Imaging Center includes PET, microPET, and 3T MRI imaging facilities, a cyclotron, and a wide range of research activities. The Division of Medical Physics, led by director Dr. Geoffery Hugo, includes 40 faculty and CAMPEP-accredited medical physics certificate and master program. Post-doctoral fellows are welcome to take courses in the education programs needed to become competitive residency program applicants.

St. Louis is a midsized metropolitan area with historically distinguished architecture. Our department borders the east end of Forest Park, the site of the 1904 World’s Fair and one of the nation’s largest urban parks. Washington University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Prospective candidates should send a letter of intent and curriculum vitae, along with three letters of reference to

Questions regarding the position can be directed to:

Tianyu Zhao, Ph.D.
Department of Radiation Oncology
Washington University
Campus Box 8224
4921 Parkview Place
St. Louis, MO 63110
Tel: 314-473-8858

Diversity statement

Washington University School of Medicine’s culture of collaboration and inclusion is the foundation for success in everything it does. The School of Medicine recognizes that by bringing together people from varying backgrounds, experiences and areas of expertise, it can develop richer solutions to complex scientific questions, train culturally sensitive clinicians and provide health care in a way that best serves our diverse patient population. To support these values, the School of Medicine is deeply committed to building a diverse and inclusive community in which everyone is welcomed and valued. As the School of Medicine engages more fully with the community around it and appeals more broadly to student talent, it has adopted a clearer priority on diversifying its own ranks. Washington University encourages and gives full consideration to all applicants for admission, financial aid and employment regardless of race, color, ethnicity, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, ability, gender identity or expression, national origin, veteran status, socio-economic status, genetic information. We implement policies and practices that support the inclusion of all such potential students, trainees and employees and are committed to being an institution that is accessible to everyone who learns, conducts research, works and seeks care on our campus. We provide reasonable accommodations to those seeking that assistance.

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