Applicants are sought for a POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP in the Department of Radiation Oncology’s Medical Physics Division. The related research will employ modern biomedical optics techniques to carry out in-vivo Cherenkov imaging of patient undergoing radiation therapy (mostly electrons and photons, e.g., Total skin electron therapy (TSET) and intensity modulated radiotherapy (IMRT)/volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT) photon treatment, but can be expanded to proton pencil beam scanning (PBS) treatment), Monte Carlo simulation of transports of both ionizing radiation and the subsequent non-ionizing Cherenkov photons, 3D patient surface imaging and deformable registration of surface mesh to a template body mesh or CT, and developing schemes for TSET treatment planning and/or quality assurance of IMRT treatment delivery. This project is funded by an NIH grant (R21) and is for 2 years.
QUALIFICATIONS: A Ph.D. degree in engineering, physical sciences or equivalent is required. Preference will be given to applicants with a proven track record in biomedical research, especially in optical spectroscopy and in finite-element analysis. Experience in the following is highly desired: programming in Matlab, GEANT4/GAMO Monte Carlo, COMSOL FEM, medical imaging processing, photon transport in tissue, fiber optics and lasers, and optical instrumentation design.
Salary and benefits will be commensurate with the applicant’s experience. Interested candidates should send their curriculum vitae, a statement of research interest, and the names of three references to:
Prof. Timothy C. Zhu Division of Physics, Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Pennsylvania, 3400 Civic Center Blvd, TRC 4, Philadelphia, PA 19104-4283 Timothy.Zhu@pennmedicine.upenn.edu
Please include "Postdoctoral fellow position/PhysicsToday" in the subject line of the email.
The University of Pennsylvania is an equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Women and Minorities are encouraged to Apply.
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The University of Pennsylvania is an equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Women and Minorities are Encouraged to Apply.
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