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Physicist

City of Hope

Corona, CA

Job posting number: #7092180 (Ref:10014913)

Posted: January 13, 2022

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

About City of Hope

City of Hope, an innovative biomedical research, treatment and educational institution with over 6000 employees, is dedicated to the prevention and cure of cancer and other life-threatening diseases and guided by a compassionate, patient-centered philosophy.

Founded in 1913 and headquartered in Duarte, California, City of Hope is a remarkable non-profit institution, where compassion and advanced care go hand-in-hand with excellence in clinical and scientific research.  City of Hope is a National Cancer Institute designated Comprehensive Cancer Center and a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, an alliance of the nation’s leading cancer centers that develops and institutes standards of care for cancer treatment.

Position Summary

Performs duties as directed in dosimetry, calibration, treatment planning, protection, and safety as they relate to radiation therapy.

Key Responsibilities include:

  • Directs CT simulation, study transfer to treatment planning system, structure contouring, dose calculation, determines and verifies machine settings, ensures accurate data transfer to record and verify system. 
  • Participates in all aspect of the quality assurance program in radiation physics including radiation safety: reviews of proper dose delivery and cumulative dose; compares computed dose with delivered dose using diodes or TLD's; performs tests to check operation of therapy machines; recalibrates therapy machines. 
  • Participates in Brachytherapy treatment planning and loading of radioactive sources. 
  • Ensures that all assignments (including recurring assignments) are completed as scheduled. 
  • Initiates and develops procedures for calibration and data collection of newly established programs. 
  • Assists in consultations with Diagnostic Radiology and Nuclear Medicine Departments (radiation protection surveys and performance evaluation). 
  • Takes responsibility for departmental compliance with all state and federal regulations.
  • Assists in the education of students in the school of Therapeutic Radiology Technology and UCI residents. 
  • Maintains clinical dosimetry systems. 

Research:

  • Maintains currency in radiation physics through continuing medical education and familiarity with the relevant literature
  • Participates in the experimental design, data collection, and data analysis in radiation physics research.
  • Publishes results of experiments in peer-reviewed journals.
  • With the approval of the Department Director, seeks intramural and extramural funding for research.
  • Where appropriate, alerts the Department Director and Division Chair to the opportunity for patents

Position Qualifications:

Minimum Education:

  • PhD

Minimum Experience:

  • 24 months clinical work in Radiation Physics or graduation from a CAMPEP program

Required Certification/Licensure:

  • ABR or ACMP or eligibility plus certification within 2 years of hire; American Heart Association CPR (Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers)

Preferred Experience:

  • Radiation Physics

Additional Information:

  • Full-time, day shift, 8-hour shifts
  • To protect the health of patients and staff and to comply with new State of California mandates, City of Hope staff are required to show proof of full vaccination by September 30, 2021.  Compliance is a condition of employment.   

City of Hope is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability.



City of Hope is a community of people characterized by our diversity of thought, background and approach, but tied together by our commitment to care for and cure those with cancer and other life-threatening diseases. The innovation that our diversity produces in the areas of research, treatment, philanthropy and education has made us national leaders in this fight. Our unique and diverse workforce provides us the ability to understand our patients' needs, deliver compassionate care and continue the quest for a cure for life-threatening diseases. At City of Hope, diversity and inclusion is a core value at the heart of our mission. We strive to create an inclusive workplace environment that engages all of our employees and provides them with opportunities to develop and grow, both personally and professionally. Each day brings an opportunity to strengthen our work, leverage our different perspectives and improve our patients’ experiences by learning from others. Diversity and inclusion is about much more than policies and campaigns. It is an integral part of who we are as an institution, how we operate and how we see our future.


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Job posting number:#7092180 (Ref:10014913)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:City of Hope
Duarte,California
United States
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