Research Engineer - Radiation Physics

Houston, Texas
July 17 2021
Health Sciences
Organization Type
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston is one of the world's most respected centers focused on cancer patient care, research, education and prevention. It was named the nation's No. 1 hospital for cancer care in U.S. News & World Report's 2018 rankings. It is one of the nation's original three comprehensive cancer centers designated by the National Cancer Institute.

This position will work in a research group developing automated contouring and treatment planning solutions for clinics in low- and middle-income countries. Our goal is to offer automated contours and plans that are the same quality as are available for our own patients. The research dosimetrist will bring practical clinical skills to our group, serve as a source of information on clinical practices, and will support the development of new automated planning approaches. This will include the use of RapidPlan for VMAT planning.

Clinical Competencies Competently performs external beam treatment planning and dose calculations for safe effective radiation treatment delivery. Maintains & demonstrates knowledge on all the latest guidelines, policies and procedures specific to medical dosimetry including but not limited to, basic competencies, skill-specific competencies, and institutional and departmental policies.

Critical Thinking Skills The intellectually disciplined process of actively and skillfully conceptualizing, applying, analyzing, synthesizing, and/or evaluating information gathered from, or generated by, observation, experience, reflection, reasoning, or communication as a guide to action in daily clinical activities. Ability to identify and proactively anticipate challenges and plan for changes by providing input or generating new ideas and solutions. Demonstrates ability to solve complex problems through creative critical thinking skills with minimal supervision from other team members.

Education and mentoring Understands the role and promotes teamwork in serving as a resource and mentor. Exhibits competence in applying effective mentoring practices through demonstrations and/or presentations. Uses caring, knowledge and discovery to support mentee through identifying needs and advocating when/where appropriate so the mentee acquires new knowledge and skills. Demonstrates self-motivation to pursue learning and self-development. Actively seeks feedback to maximize their potential, develop their skills, and improve their performance. Recognizes, acknowledges, and builds upon the abilities and contributions of the mentee to nurture a productive relationship. Confidently shares successful and unsuccessful learning experiences to foster the exploration of options and joint problem-solving.

Other duties as assigned

: Master's degree in Science, Physics or Engineering field.

: Two years of engineering-related laboratory experience.

It is the policy of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center to provide equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by institutional policy or by federal, state or local laws unless such distinction is required by law.

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