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Computational Scientist - Radiation Physics

University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, Texas
Closing date
May 18, 2022

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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.

The primary purpose of the Computational Scientist position is to be responsible for complex analysis in a variety of systems and programming areas operating concurrently, development of algorithms and software for proton dose computations and treatment planning, and participation in treatment planning studies using such system. The computational scientist will provide technical support for clinical research and developmental projects by developing new algorithms, communicating with the industry partners as necessary to improve computational infrastructure, and implementing new software for dose computations, treatment planning, measurements and image processing for activities relating to proton therapy.

Software development Develop complex algorithyms in proton therapy

Project development Analysis and assistance of others in the development of formalisms, algorithms and software for complex applications related to dose computations, Mote Carlo techniques, treatment planning, image processing, measurements and data analyses in radiation physics. Acts in a projected development and definition capacity.

Infrastructure tool development Develops and maintains software tools and infrastructure for resolving specifric problems.

Other duties as assigned

: Bachelor's degree in Biomedical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Physics, Applied Mathematics or related field.

Preferred: Master's degree or PhD with a concentration in Science, Engineering or related field.

: Five years experience in scientific software development/analysis. With preferred degree three years experience required.

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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