Postdoctoral Fellow in Medical Physics

University of Pennsylvania Department of Radiation Oncology

Philadelphia, PA

ID: 7083505
Posted: August 20, 2021
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

The Department of Radiation Oncology at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania has an immediate position for a post-doctoral fellow in medical physics. The specific project will involve the development of ultra-high dose rate proton FLASH with a unique opportunity to be involved in the clinical implementation of a groundbreaking new treatment modality. This is a hands-on role requiring experimental validation of proton FLASH radiotherapy equipment. Experience and skills in experimental high energy or nuclear physics, data analysis, computer modelling, and technical documentation are strongly preferred. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in physics or applied physics; computer science or electrical engineering. To work with a large team, good communication skills and collaborative style are preferred. Applicants from fields outside of medical physics have a career development opportunity to enroll in Penn’s CAMPEP accredited medical physics certificate program ( and acquire eligibility for clinical physics residency training for a future career in medical physics.

The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. The Radiation Oncology department, located in the Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine, is a world leader in radiation oncology through its unparalleled and comprehensive clinical care and technical expertise in state-of-the-art radiation technologies and modalities. The medical physics division has over 45 faculty and staff medical physicists to support both the main campus and the rapid expanding Penn Medicine Network. Research and clinical developmental projects include but not limited to proton FLASH radiation therapy, proton robustness optimization, adaptive radiotherapy, auto-segmentation, workflow automation, data mining/radiomics, dose response modeling etc. The department provides a great learning and research environment, which includes an invited speaker series that features current leaders in medical physics.

The University of Pennsylvania is an EOE. Minorities/Women/Individuals with disabilities/Protected Veterans are encouraged to apply. Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination based on race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

To apply for this position, email a detailed CV, statement of research interest and a list of references to Dr. Eric Diffenderfer:


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