Faculty Position in the Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of Washington
University of Washington
July 6, 2018
Full Time - Experienced
The University of Washington (UW) is recruiting a faculty member in Radiation Oncology with a primary focus on proton beam radiotherapy for prostate and ocular malignancies. Successful candidates will have interest and expertise in particle beam therapy across the spectrum of solid tumors and enthusiasm to work in a large academic practice. Clinical focus areas include prostate cancer, ocular melanoma and other tumors, and work with the disease-site and multidisciplinary team. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to clinical program growth as well as educational, scientific and outreach efforts relating to these programs. Academic rank (Assistant and Associate Professor) for this full-time position will be commensurate with the candidate’s skills and experience. The successful applicant must have an MD or a DO, or foreign equivalent, and be board certified or eligible in Radiation Oncology. For candidates who are ABR board eligible, provided she/he becomes board certified within two years of taking the position, will be considered. University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research and service.
The Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) Proton Therapy Center is located on the campus of UW Medicine Northwest Medical Center in the Northgate section of Seattle and is fully staffed by UW Department of Radiation Oncology faculty physicians. It is the sole Proton Center in the Pacific Northwest and therefore a tertiary referral site for the entire 5-state WWAMI (Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, and Idaho) region. Ample availability of UW physics faculty and research coordinator support at the SCCA Proton Center, in addition to a rich patient data registry, and numerous prospective clinical trials provide fertile ground for clinical research. Additionally, collaborative opportunities with UW faculty radiobiologists and Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center faculty and a first-in-class small animal proton irradiator facility to provide support for pre-clinical and translational research in particle beam therapy. Further technical capabilities of the Radiation Oncology Department include 7 Elekta linear accelerators, IMRT, VMAT and SBRT capability, Gammaknife radiosurgery with the Perfexion ICON system for multi-fraction SRT; 4 CT simulators, direct access to MRI and PET/CT based planning; Pinnacle, CMS, Raystation, in-house planning systems, MIM platforms in both Radiation Oncology and Radiology, LDR brachytherapy, IORT, intravascular brachytherapy, respiratory gating, C-RAD and Calypso beacon localization. We also have an active Neutron Therapy program which further broadens the technical capabilities and therapy options.
The University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. In order to be eligible for University sponsorship for an H-1B visa, graduates of foreign (non-US) medical schools must show successful completion of all three steps of the U.S. Medical Licensing Exam (USMLE), or equivalent as determined by the Secretary of Health and Human Services.
The Department of Radiation Oncology treats over 2,600 patients yearly from a multi-state region (WWAMI) covering over 25% of the U.S. geographic area. The University of Washington has the only Radiation Oncology Department in North America that has clinical particle beam delivery systems for both proton and neutron therapy.
The U.S. News & World Report recognizes UW Medicine and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance as #5 among the best hospitals for cancer in the United States. Our clinical approach is collaborative with numerous multidisciplinary clinics and tumor boards. We enjoy strong collaborations with the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and several imaging research laboratories.
The Department has 23 physicians, 5 advanced practice providers, 18 physics and 4 research faculty, who engage in active multi-disciplinary clinical and basic research. Educational opportunities in our residency programs, fellowship programs and post-doctoral fellowships abound. A strong interest and commitment in research and education is expected, as well as strong collaboration with the multidisciplinary teams.
The City of Seattle:
The city of Seattle is in proximity to the Pacific coast and mountains with ample year-round outdoor recreational activities along with its rich arts and cultural scene make it one of the most geographically and culturally desirable cities in the U.S. Seattle offers ample opportunity to attend professional sports venues, a myriad of museums and restaurants, music and other cultural events, as well as many outdoor activities, including skiing, boating, walking, hiking and biking, in close vicinity. Seattle is one of the fastest growing and most vibrant metropolitan areas in the U.S. Natural beauty lies within close reach of the city as Washington hosts expansive parks, forests, lakes and mountains.
Interested candidates should send a Curriculum Vitae and letter of interest to:
The Department of Radiation Oncology is an integral part of the Cancer Program at the University of Washington. We have been consistently ranked by U.S. News & World Report as among the top cancer programs in the United States and were number 5 last year. Our outstanding faculty serve at University of Washington Medical Center, the Gamma Knife facility at Harborview Medical Center, the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, SCCA Northwest Hospital, the SCCA Proton Therapy Center and the Veteran's Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System.