02 Sep
Postdoctoral Fellow - Radiation Physics Outreach
Texas, Houston , 77001 Houston USA

The Late Effects Research Group in the Department of Radiation Physics at UT MD Anderson Cancer Center is seeking a postdoctoral fellow to participate in a pilot study to study to assess the feasibility of collecting multi-institutional, multi-modality contemporary radiotherapy data and generation of organ- dosimetry for childhood cancer survivors treated between 2000 and 2022, for a possible future expansion of the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study (CCSS).LEARNING OBJECTIVESThe fellow will work with a team of scientists to develop organ dosimetry methodology, standardized workflows, and scalable infrastructure, i.e., development and testing of a standardized data collection and process to carry-out late effects studies that include survivors treated with contemporary radiotherapy for use in a future CCSS expansion. Additionally, the fellow will

Learn study design and data analysis skills for multi-institutional studies

Mentor graduate students in the lab

Assist in training research personnel

Present research at scientific conferences

Write scientific papers for publication

Contribute to ongoing studies in the lab as needed

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTSThe ideal candidate must have finished a PhD in medical physics or a closely related field. Experience in medical physics research will ideally include DICOM data analysis, image processing, auto segmentation, workflow development, and data curation. The ideal candidate will also have experience with databases and scientific computer programming (Python is the preferred language in our lab). Treatment planning and dosimetric analysis are essential skills for this position. Finally, the ideal candidate will be a highly motivated individual with excellent verbal and written communication skills who can work both independently and collaboratively with our team of scientists, staff, and trainees.ADDITIONAL APPLICATION INFORMATIONThe Postdoctoral Fellow will report to Professor Rebecca Howell, PhD (Director, Late Effects Research Group)POSITION INFORMATIONMD Anderson follows the NIH stipend levels as outlined by the Kirchstein - NRSA (https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-23-076.html) . This full-time trainee position will provide a salary between $56,484 to $68,604, dependent upon the years of postgraduate experience.MD Anderson offers compensated trainees:

Paid medical benefits (zero premium) starting on first day for trainees who work 30 or more hours per week

Group Dental, Vision, Life, AD&D and Disability coverage

Paid Education Vacation and Sick Leave

Paid institutional holidays, wellness leave, childcare leave and other paid leave programs

Teachers Retirement System defined-benefit pension plan and two voluntary retirement plans

Employer paid life, AD&D and an illness-related reduced salary pay program

Health Savings Account and Dependent Care Reimbursement flexible spending accounts

Fertility benefits

State of Texas longevity pay

Extensive wellness, fitness, employee health programs and employee resource groups

FACULTY MENTORDr Rebecca Howell, PhD

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