Medical Physicist Trainee

Pennsylvania, United States
05 May 2020
End of advertisement period
05 Jul 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

University Overview

The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn’s distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning.

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.

Posted Job Title

Medical Physicist Trainee

Job Profile Title

Medical Physicist Trainee

Job Description Summary

This is a Medical Physics training position. The trainee will work under the supervision of the Medical Physics Residency Coordinator and the Medical Physics
Course Leader. The trainee will assist faculty physicists and hospital staff physicists with all aspects of routine medical physics procedures in the Department of Radiation Oncology on a clinical rotation basis. The Department of Radiation Oncology does not sponsor fees for H1-B/permanent resident candidates.

Job Description

The Medical Physicist Trainee will participate in clinical and technical subjects pertinent to radiation oncology physics including: megavoltage photon and electron therapy,

simulation/CTsimulation, 2D and 3D computerized dose planning, intensity modulated radiation therapy, treatment aids, calibration and periodic QA of therapy equipment, interstitial and intracavitary radiation, radiopharmaceutical therapy, radiation safety procedures, special procedures(TBI, radiosurgery,etc.) and protons. The trainee will also participate in clinical implementation projects (linear accelerator and treatment planning system commissioning, etc.). Proficiency in all aspects of external beam QA procedures including photon, electron, and photon beams should be achieved. Working out of regularly scheduled clinic hours is necessary to perform many of medical physics procedures such as accelerator beam calibration and QA. Will Participate in departmental training sessions, didactic courses and conferences.


The minimum of a Master's  degree and 0 to 1 year of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience required.  The position is also open to those with a doctoral degree in Medical Physics, Physics or a related field.  The Medical Physics resident will be expected to work in this training position for a minimum of 2 years and a maximum of 3 years.

Job Location - City, State

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Department / School

Perelman School of Medicine

Pay Range

$42,953.00 - $77,315.00

Affirmative Action Statement 
Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

Special Requirements 
Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.