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UC San Diego School of Medicine - The Division of Clinical Medical Physics in the Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of California, San Diego is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body.
The Division of Medical Physics consists of a Technology Research arm, which covers physics research leading to extramural funding and a Clinical Medical Physics arm, which is focused on clinical support. Major responsibilities of the Division of Clinical Medical Physics include development and implementation of new protocols, technologies and treatment programs as well as overall quality and safety improvements. The Division also runs a CAMPEP accredited 2-year physics residency that matriculates 1 new resident per year as well as supports the medical residency program. The ability to obtain extramural funding is not required for faculty members in the Division of Clinical Medical Physics.
About the Institution: The UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center is an NCI Designated Comprehensive Cancer Center. The department consists of roughly 30,000 sq ft of clinical and office space spread across two adjacent buildings. Approximately 150 patients are treated per day. Equipment includes a Varian Trilogy, 21iX, 23iX, and TrueBeam linear accelerators all with Millenium MLCs, OBI, CBCT, and RPM systems as well as a 4-slice large bore GE CT scanner and a 64-slice GE PET/CT scanner. Brachytherapy equipment includes a Varian VariSource HDR afterloader, BK Flex focus ultrasound, and CIVCO Micro-Touch and EXII stepper. Treatment planning is performed with Eclipse/BrachyVision/VariSeed and associated tasks are done through the Aria information system from Varian. The department includes 3 AlignRT systems from VisionRT, 1 CIVCO Protura 6dof treatment couch, and the department is equipped with the CIVCO RFID system. The Division of Clinical Medical Physics covers a range of clinical services including: 3D treatments, IMRT, VMAT, SRS, SBRT, IGRT, motion-management, HDR (brain, breast, GYN, prostate), LDR (COMS, prostate), TBI, in-vivo dosimetry, and pediatrics.
Salary is commensurate and based in accordance with the established salary schedule of the UCSD School of Medicine Faculty Compensation Plan.