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MD Anderson Cancer Center Postdoctoral Fellow - Radiation Physics Outreach in Houston, Texas

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).


The 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

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

  2. Mentor graduate students in the lab

  3. Assist in training research personnel

  4. Present research at scientific conferences

  5. Write scientific papers for publication

  6. Contribute to ongoing studies in the lab as needed


The 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.


The Postdoctoral Fellow will report to Professor Rebecca Howell, PhD (Director, Late Effects Research Group)


MD Anderson follows the NIH stipend levels as outlined by the Kirchstein - NRSA ( . 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


Dr Rebecca Howell, PhD