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Clinical Medical Physics Faculty - Assistant or Associate Professor

Position overview

Position title: Assistant or Associate of Radiation Oncology
Salary range: The posted UC salary scales ( set the minimum pay determined by rank and step at appointment. See Table 5 - Scale 5 ( ) . The salary range for this position is $123,300 - $194,00. This position includes membership in the health sciences compensation plan (, which provides for eligibility for additional compensation.

Application Window

Open date: August 31, 2023

Most recent review date: Sunday, Oct 1, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Thursday, Nov 30, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

The UCLA Department of Radiation Oncology at the David Geffen School of Medicine is recruiting a highly motivated individual for a medical physicist faculty position as an Assistant or Associate rank commensurate on experience. Candidates must possess a Ph.D. degree or equivalent to apply. The successful candidate must be board certified by the ABR or ABMP or have graduated from a CAMPEP-accredited therapy physics residency program by the time of hire. This candidate will provide on-going clinical physics support and quality assurance for treatment planning, IMRT, IGRT, machine commissioning, maintenance and QA, brachytherapy, and other general clinical physics tasks. The successful candidate will be expected to participate in the department’s academic mission, including but not limited to development or implementation of new radiation oncology techniques, publication of results in peer-reviewed manuscripts, and presentation at national and international conferences. The Department encourages candidates to apply who have demonstrated commitment to working with students from diverse backgrounds and through teaching and mentoring activities. The candidate will support teaching and supervision of medical physics residents within the CAMPEP-accredited UCLA Radiation Oncology therapeutic medical physics residency program and pre-doctoral candidates within the CAMPEP-accredited UCLA Physics and Biology in Medicine Ph.D. Graduate Program. Candidates with expertise in MRI-guided radiotherapy and MR simulation, as well as an interest in contributing to the Department’s active and rapidly growing MRI-guided radiotherapy program, are especially encouraged to apply.

UCLA Health is the #1 rated Hospital in the Western United States and #3 in the nation per U.S. News and World Report. The Department of Radiation Oncology offers innovative radiation treatment options across all service lines. Our unique clinical department is recognized nationally for cutting-edge research and technology in the treatment of all types of malignancies. Our innovative approach in the treatment of various malignancies is a complement to our medical physics and radiation biology divisions.

The Department of Radiation Oncology currently has four sites: a main campus equipped with three conventional linear accelerators (Varian TrueBeam, Novalis Tx, and TomoTherapy HD) and the ViewRay MRI-guided IMRT linear-accelerator-based MRIdian system, a second campus in Santa Monica equipped with Varian TrueBeam and Varian STx accelerators, a third campus in Santa Clarita with a Varian Ethos, and a fourth campus in downtown Los Angeles with a Varian EX. The main campus is currently installing a Siemens Drive Dual-Source CT simulator and Siemens Sola 1.5T MR simulator. We also have an active Brachytherapy program that employs Varian and Elekta HDR systems and the Mobius AIRO portable CT scanner. EBRT treatment Planning systems include Eclipse, iPlan, TomoTherapy, Brainlab Elements, and ViewRay supported with MiM and ARIA record and verify.

The posted UC salary scales ( set the minimum pay determined by rank and step at appointment. See Table 5 - Summary for the salary range. The salary range for this position is $86,500- $237,800. This position includes membership in the health sciences compensation plan (, which provides for eligibility for additional compensation.

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Interested applicants must submit their application materials online at

Confidential inquiries related to this position and/or search may be directed to:

Nzhde Agazaryan, Ph.D.
Chair, Radiation Oncology Medical Physics Search Committee
James Lamb, PhD
Vice Chair of Medical Physics, UCLA Radiation Oncology
Address: C/O Kathy Rose,
200 UCLA Medical Plaza, Ste. B265,
Los Angeles, CA 90095‐6951
Telephone: (310) 267‐3171

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Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Applicants must possess a Ph.D. degree or equivalent in Physics, Medical Physics, or another field appropriate to their research.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research

  • Statement of Teaching

  • Statement on Contributions to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion - An EDI Statement describes a faculty candidate’s past, present, and future (planned) contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion. To learn more about how UCLA thinks about contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion, please review our EDI Statement FAQ document.

  • Reference check authorization release form - Complete and upload the reference check authorization release form

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)

Contact information is only being requested at this time.

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Job location

Los Angeles, CA