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Job Summary

The Physics Division of the Department of Radiation Oncology at University of Michigan is looking for a board certified Medical Physicist to serve as Chief of Physics of the Department of Radiation Oncology at the VA-Ann Arbor.


Mission Statement

Michigan Medicine improves the health of patients, populations and communities through excellence in education, patient care, community service, research and technology development, and through leadership activities in Michigan, nationally and internationally.  Our mission is guided by our Strategic Principles and has three critical components; patient care, education and research that together enhance our contribution to society.


You will supervise one full time physicist, one physics technician, and two dosimetrists.  In addition to your leadership role, you will participate in direct clinical duties at the center. You will report to the Service Chief of Radiation Oncology at the VA-Ann Arbor and the Director of Community Practice Physics at the University of Michigan.  Priorities and timing for programmatic development will be supported by additional resources from the University of Michigan.

We are seeking an individual who will be capable of assuming a leadership role. Expertise with commissioning new technology, information technology, machine calibration and equipment quality assurance (accelerators, CT simulator), patient imaging for simulation and clinical trials, treatment planning, pre-treatment IMRT QA, and special procedures (such as SBRT) is expected. Experience with documentation of procedures, processes, and routine QA is required. You are expected to be part of a team that brings new technologies to the clinic and to support participation in national clinical trials (such as VA and NRG) as well as the development and implementation of clinical trials at the VA-Ann Arbor.

While your primary role is at the VA-Ann Arbor, there will be opportunities to work with other members of the University of Michigan program. Activities may include participating in ongoing translational development programs and improving our approaches toward safety and quality. Employment and benefits are provided by the University of Michigan.

Required Qualifications*

  • Minimum of a Masters degree in Medical Physics 
  • Five or more years of experience is required in core service areas. 
  • Certification by the American Board of Radiology or the American Board of Medical Physics 

Desired Qualifications*

Experience with external beam treatment delivery, calibration and quality assurance equipment, high dose rate brachytherapy, anatomic and physiological imaging devices, computerized treatment planning, patient management and safety are highly desirable. 

Background Screening

Michigan Medicine conducts background screening and pre-employment drug testing on job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent job offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background screenings.  Background screenings are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Report Act. Pre-employment drug testing applies to all selected candidates, including new or additional faculty and staff appointments, as well as transfers from other U-M campuses.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days.  The review and selection process may begin as early as the eighth day after posting. This opening may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.