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Medical Physicist, Proton Center, Full-time, Days (Warrenville)

Northwestern Medicine
Employment type: 
Full time
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Remote Position: 

The Medical Physicist is responsible for the general medical physics duties pertaining to operating a radiotherapy clinic. This includes complex treatment planning, patient positioning, radiation protection, machine and patient specific quality assurance in close collaboration with therapists, physicians and dosimetrists. The Medical Physicist will also work closely with partner photon radiotherapy providers and will participate in the acceptance testing and commissioning of the proton therapy equipment. The Medical Physicists will also be involved with training as well as research and development projects.


  • 2 years of clinical medical physics experience in radiation oncology (can include clinical training or medical physics residency.
  • 2 years proton experience or 3 years photon experience preferred.
  • Demonstrable success in a busy clinic or hospital setting a plus.


  • Masters Degree in Medical Physics or related field.
  • Master's Degree or PhD in Medical Physics preferred.

  • Registered as Therapeutic Radiological Physicist TRP with IEMA within one year of hire. Board certified or eligiblewithin two years. Must remain board certified.


  • Strong understanding of anatomy. Ability to work flexible hours (and travel for educational/training purposes) if needed.
  • Teaching, coaching, and technical problem solving skills. Ability to wok in a fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent computer skills, including use of
  • CMS, Eclipse, Tomo Therapy, or Velocity.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office products.

Northwestern Medicine is dedicated to providing the most advanced healthcare to the communities and patients we serve. The Northwestern Medicine clinical and administrative staff, medical and science faculty and medical students come together everyday with a shared commitment to superior quality, academic excellence, scientific discovery and patient safety.

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