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Assistant Professor (HS Clin, Clin X, Adjunct, In Res) Medical Physicists

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Open date: March 17th, 2022

Most recent review date: Sunday, Apr 17, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Friday, Mar 17, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

The Division of Medical Physics in the Department of Radiation Medicine and Applied Sciences (RMAS) at University of California, San Diego ( is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body is seeking multiple faculty medical physicists at the Assistant level to join a growing team of faculty proton physicists.

The UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center is an NCI Designated Comprehensive Cancer Center. The department consists of roughly 38,000 sq ft of clinical and office space. Equipment includes 8 Varian linear accelerators (iX, TrueBeams, Halcyon), 1 Varian Bravos HDR Unit, and 4 GE CT scanners. Treatment planning is performed with Eclipse-BrachyVision-VariSeed and associated tasks are done within the ARIA system. The department also includes 6 AlignRT surface imaging systems and 2 Xoft devices. The Division of Medical Physics covers a range of clinical services including: 3DCRT, IMRT, VMAT, SRS, SBRT, IGRT, motion-management, HDR, LDR, TBI, TSET, IORT, pediatrics, and oversee the California Protons Cancer Therapy Center (CPCTC). The CPCTC features the Varian ProBeam proton system with three gantry rooms and two fixed beam rooms. In addition to the CPCTC, UC San Diego s Radiation Medicine and Applied Sciences (RMAS) Department serves five clinical institutions in the greater San Diego area. Currently, our team consists of 20 physicists, 4 IT specialists, and a number of postdoctoral fellows.

The positions require day-to-day clinical support and will include direct interaction with patients and their families as well as the design and management of a patient's radiation therapy treatment course. The proton facility is located in San Diego (a 10 minute drive to Moores Cancer Center) where the successful candidates will primarily reside, though periodic coverage at our practice sites may be required.

The appropriate series and appointment at the Assistant Professor level will be based on the candidate’s qualifications and experience.

A link to full descriptions of each series is provided for your review:
HS Clinical Professor - see:
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Adjunct Professor – see:
In-Residence Professor - see:

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and based on the University of California pay scales. Appointments may require candidates to be self-funded.

As a member of the Health Sciences Compensation Plan, the appointee should be aware that there are limitations on outside professional activities and clinical moonlighting is expressly prohibited. Additional information can be found here:


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Candidates must have a PhD in health related fields and be Board eligible or certified in of the in one of the STEM academic disciplines. Candidates must also have a demonstrated publication and teaching record and excellent communication skills are also required for regular interactions with radiation oncologists, nurses, therapists, and dosimetrists.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Applicants should summarize their past or potential contributions to diversity. See our Faculty Equity site for more information.

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)
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