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
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
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.
ADDITIONAL APPLICATION INFORMATION
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 (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
State of Texas longevity pay
Extensive wellness, fitness, employee health programs and employee resource groups
Dr Rebecca Howell, PhD