Postdoctoral Fellow (FLASH Radiation Therapy and Scintillator Detector Development)

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Houston, TX

ID: 7079923
Posted: June 16, 2021
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

The research labs of Dr Sam Beddar and Dr. Emil Schueler in the Department of Radiation Physics at UT MD Anderson Cancer Center is seeking a postdoctoral fellow. Our focus is on developing technical solutions for FLASH radiation therapy (RT), to implement those solutions to gain insight into the biological effects of FLASH RT, and to pave the way for clinical translation. Current focus of interest is on the development of stable irradiation platforms, new detectors, and new dosimetry protocols for FLASH RT based on scintillator detector technology. Successful applicants would be part of an established, well-funded, committed, and productive interdisciplinary research team.

Candidates for this position must have a Ph.D. in electrical or optical engineering, medical physics, physics, or a closely related physical science. Successful applicants must be highly motivated, independent, and must have experience with scientific computer programming (C/C++, Matlab, Python). Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required. Experience with 3D printing design, radiation physics, and radiation measurements are a plus. The individual is expected to work within a large group of motivated interdisciplinary researchers including clinicians, postdoctoral fellows and other research staff.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
- Develops technical tools for FLASH RT
- Develops novel dosimeters and dosimetry protocols
- Documents, analyzes, and maintains research data
- Mentors, oversees, and/or trains junior research team members
- Publishes and presents research findings

The Division of Radiation Oncology provides clinical, research, and education services to one of the largest and most advanced radiation oncology centers in the United States. The Division of Radiation Oncology is uniquely equipped for research-driven patient care as well as research and development of new technologies.

Interested applicants should submit a CV with a full list of publications, a brief statement of research interest (2 page maximum), and the contact details of three references to:

Sam Beddar PhD, FCCPM, FAAPM.
Professor and Chief of Research
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Department of Radiation Physics
abeddar@mdanderson.org

MD Anderson Cancer Center is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, disability or veteran status except where such distinction is required by law. All positions at MD Anderson Cancer Center are security sensitive and subject to examination of criminal history record information. MD Anderson Cancer Center is a smoke-free and drug-free environment.


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