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Postdoctoral Positions in Computational Medical Physics

The Department of Radiation Oncology at Mayo Clinic invites applications for postdoctoral research positions in the Division of Medical Physics

  • Closing soon
  • Closing date: 24 Jul 2020
  • United States | Mayo Clinic
  • Date posted: 24 Jun 2020
  • Job type: Academic: postdoc
  • Disciplines: Medical physics, cancer research & oncology  | Computational science & software engineering 

The Department of Radiation Oncology at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN invites applications for up to two, 2-year postdoctoral research positions in the Division of Medical Physics. Individuals with a strong interest in the application of physics to medicine, and prior experience with Monte Carlo techniques are encouraged to apply. The successful candidates will be taking leading roles in our ongoing development of highly efficient GPU-based Monte Carlo simulations of radiation transport in matter, with a focus on cutting-edge proton and light ion therapy applications.

Applicants should have a doctoral degree in physics and must have strong problem-solving and computer programming skills. Experience with Monte Carlo simulations in the context of radiation transport is strongly desired.  Excellent numerical, written and verbal skills and evidence of research scholarship are required. 

Facilities and environment
The Medical Physics Division currently has a diverse staff of 17 Ph.D. faculty, 29 clinical medical physicists, 9 residents, 2  postdoctoral fellows, 3 medical physicist assistants, engineers and IT support. The radiation oncology department at Mayo Rochester is a large practice supporting all aspects of radiation therapy including proton therapy. Computational resources include a research cluster, a large GPU cluster for Monte Carlo-based clinical applications and a strong institutional infrastructure. The Division runs a CAMPEP-accredited certificate program, through which the successful candidates can obtain the didactic requirements for entry into a CAMPEP-accredited medical physics residency.

About Mayo Clinic
Learn and grow among the best in your field at the nation’s top hospital (U.S. News & World Report, 2019-2020), ranked No. 1 in more specialties than any other care provider. Mayo Clinic is committed to sustaining and growing research, believes in research-driven care and establishes a well-defined integration between research and clinical practice. At Mayo Clinic, you will use the power of collaboration to achieve the highest standards for research, medical care and health improvement, working in the largest integrated, not-for-profit medical group practice in the world with over 60,000 employees. You are invited to contribute to a unique environment that brings together the best in patient care, groundbreaking research and innovative medical education. We offer exceptional benefits, and have been recognized by FORTUNE magazine as one of the top 100 “Best Companies to Work For”.

To apply, please e-mail your current CV, a cover letter with statement of interest, and your earliest date of availability. References will be requested after initial screening.

Dr. H. Wan Chan Tseung
Assistant Professor, Medical Physics
Department of Radiation Oncology, Mayo Clinic
200 First St. SW
Rochester, MN 55905


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