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Medical Physicist in Chief Job

Job Number: RIH13189

Job Title: Medical Physicist in Chief

Department: Radiation Oncology - 1013180

Facility: Rhode Island Hospital

Location: Providence, RI

Completion of Doctorate degree in physics or medical physics and/or 10 years experience in Radiation Oncology Physics.

Board certification in Radiation Oncology Physics, Therapeutic Radiological Physics or equivalent is required.

Analytical ability to design, develop and evaluate research and development projects, to analyze and resolve problems.

Technical and advanced numerical ability to calibrate machinery, perform complex dosimetry, etc.

Interpersonal skills to teach and supervise students and to interact synergistically with other members of professional staff.

Demonstrated knowledge and skills necessary to provide care to patients with consideration of aging processes, human development stages and cultural patterns in each step of the care process.


Progressively more responsible leadership and management experience, preferably gained in a similarly diverse and operationally complex academic medical center.

At least five to ten years teaching experience in field.

Applied and basic research skills with experience applying for and obtaining substantial grant funding.

Published in peer-reviewed literature.

Have academic qualifications and experience sufficient to qualify for a full-time faculty appointment at Brown University School of Medicine at the level of Associate to Full Professor.

Reports directly to the Hospital Chief, who is also Brown University School of Medicine Chairman, Department of Radiation Oncology for clinical practice, teaching, research and academic affairs and to the Vice President Pharmacy and Cancer Services for administrative duties and responsibilities, including but not limited to operations and personnel duties and responsibilities. Conducts and participates in strategic research and development projects which have clinical applications to radiotherapy, as well as the development and maintenance of a quality assurance program for radiotherapy. Is also responsible for the acceptance and clinical implementation of new equipment. Participates in treatment planning and resolves physics aspects of treatment problems. Provides oversight for medical physics for coverage in Gamma Knife as required. Participates in teaching activities, instructs and provides supervision to residents and students working on research projects. Division of workload will be approximately 50% clinical, 20% teaching, 20% research and 10% administrative.