The Division of Medical Physics at The University of Vermont Medical Center (UVMMC) is seeking a board certified therapeutic medical physicist to join our group of 5 therapy physicists, 1 diagnostic imaging physicist, and 1 nuclear medicine physicist/RSO. This position will provide clinical service to UVMMC (Burlington, VT) and Central Vermont Medical Center (CVMC, in Berlin, VT). Time will be split approximately 40/60% between the two sites with the successful candidate leading the physics program at CVMC.
The UVMMC is located on the shore of Lake Champlain with beautiful views of the Adirondacks to the west and the Green Mountains to the east. Voted as one of the best places to live in Outside Magazine, outdoor activities abound year round. There are vibrant food and music scenes as well as good schools and social services. Carrying the distinction of having the smallest largest city (Burlington, approximately 40,000) of any state, Vermont has more to offer than might be suggested by its size.
CVMC is located in Berlin, VT, approximately 40 highway miles from Burlington. Montpelier, Waterbury, and Stowe offer great schools, recreation, and landscapes between the two sites.
Radiation Oncology at the CVMC is staffed by 1 physician and 1 dosimetrist. Other physicians from the UVMMC faculty practice rotate through CVMC one day per week to provide additional coverage. Physics follows a similar approach whereby the successful candidate will lead the program at CVMC with three days per week on-site service. Other physicists rotate through one day per week. We find this model 1) provides continuity of clinical service over vacations and meetings, 2) fosters a collaborative approach to problem solving in a small center that would otherwise have a solo physicist, and 3) allows the incumbent to be involved in special procedures and projects not otherwise available in a small center. CVMC treats approximately 20 patients per day on a single Varian accelerator with OBI and surface-guided imaging. The site utilizes modern planning with Pinnacle; VMAT, DIBH, and SABR/SBRT are active.
Radiation Oncology at the UVMMC occupies a seven year old LEED certified space with an abundance of natural light. Clinical support includes 6 attending physicians, 5 physicists, 4 dosimetrists, and 2 service engineers. Three modern Elekta linear accelerators are equipped with on-board kV/CBCT, surface-guided imaging, robotic couch, 3D ultrasound for breast and prostate imaging, GammaMed HDR unit, and a Philips Big Bore CT simulator. Other software and equipment include Mosaiq R&V, Pinnacle TPS, BrainLAB iPlan, Varian BrachyVision, Velocity, Radcalc, RIT, ArcCheck, Profiler, QA3, IBA tank, CIRS lung phantom, RANDO phantoms, and a full complement of phantoms and chambers for routine QA. There are active programs in SRS, SABR/SBRT, GYN HDR, prostate LDR, and Y-90 microsphere.
The UVMMC is part of the University of Vermont Health Network, a network of 7 hospitals in Vermont and northern New York. Currently, our group provides physics services to the University Medical Center in Burlington and to Central Vermont Medical Center in Berlin. This position requires travel between the two sites, approximately 40% at UVM and 60% at CVMC.
The Division of Medical Physics provides educational and research support to the radiology residency program, the cardiology fellowship program, and the Department of Biomedical and Health Sciences. Faculty physicists currently teach three semester-long undergraduate classes. Addition of a medical physics residency program is currently under development. Though the primary focus of this position is clinical, there are academic opportunities such as clinical research projects and mentoring undergraduate RTT students on their clinical practicum rotation. The successful candidate will be recommended for a faculty appointment in the University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine at a rank commensurate with academic record and education. M.S. candidates will be recommended for the rank of Instructor.
Please apply for this position online. Please note cover letter and CV may need to be combined into a single document for uploading to the HR website. In addition to the online application (required), you may also submit cover letter and CV with subject line “physicist position R0011253” to
The University of Vermont Medical Center, together with the Larner College of Medicine at UVM and the UVM College of Nursing and Health Sciences, is Vermont's academic medical center. Located in Burlington, The UVM Medical Center is a not-for-profit hospital that serves as a regional referral center – providing advanced care to approximately one million people in Vermont and northern New York – and as a community hospital for approximately 150,000 residents in Chittenden and Grand Isle counties. It holds a top 10 ranking nationally among university hospitals for quality and accountability and ranks No. 1 in patient safety. Our primary, secondary and tertiary services cover every major area of medicine. We have the region’s only Level 1 trauma center, The University of Vermont Children’s Hospital, The University of Vermont Cancer Center, the only Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) in Vermont, and comprehensive cardiovascular services and stroke treatment.