This position will remain open until successful candidates have been identified.
The Associate Directors for Medical Physics Technology and Accreditation (one Associate Director will be responsible for La Jolla locations and another one for Satellite locations) will direct, implement and take the lead on the development of the Medical Physics and radiation therapy programs and will be responsible for the achievement of broadly stated goals through team members. Determine the objectives; develop strategies and policies; oversee resources; and function with a high degree of autonomy. Proactively assess risk to establish systems and procedures to protect organizational assets and protect patients. Determine strategies for the program with organization-wide impact.
The Associate Director will lead a highly specialized technical function and team. Responsible for the design and implementation of new treatment modalities as well as the design and start-up of new centers related to technology including particle linear accelerators, 3D surfing imaging systems that use fuzzy logic, and stochastic image fusion algorithms with visualization tools. Perform analysis on ionizing radiation fields collected using farmer-type ion chambers coupled with relevant electrometers by using and developing ad hoc methods. Apply deep knowledge on database design and implementation using SQL and non-SQL solutions for radiation analysis software.
Will design and lead strategic decisions and long-term goals; develop a vision and plan for research and development activities in the are of medical physics and radiation therapy, in conjunction with other groups, as well as UC San Diego and national-level accreditation bodies in this area. Participate in the development and implementation of patient care service standards and ensure compliance with regulatory agencies. Articulate novel technical directions that shape the development, inter-operability, and implementation of radiation-based networks. Provide project management leadership in these areas and participate in the planning of future centers. Lead and manage all aspects of projects, including development, curation, and outreach, technological quality assurance, planning of future enhancements, reporting, and dissemination. Develop and maintain project plans. Represent UC San Diego at national and international meetings as well as lead, develop, and submit original research proposals to government and corporate agencies to secure additional funding for research. Independently author or co-author publications including scientific articles, position papers, reviews, and blogs. Lead and mentor training and outreach activities at major meetings as well as build and strengthen collaborations with external researchers both at UC San Diego and elsewhere including industrial medical device company relations. Demonstrate strong leadership skills and a commitment to support diversity, equity, and inclusion in an academic setting.
UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 4/26/17 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor. Eligible Disability Counseling and Consulting services (DCC) or Special Selection clients should contact their Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor for assistance.
Master's Degree in medical physics or related science with at least 5 years of work related experience and ABR certification in therapeutic medical physics. Specialized knowledge of therapeutic medical physics.
Very high-level expertise in medical physics and software engineering, including 5-10 years of on-the-job experience in medical physics and implementation. Demonstrated leadership in development of large scale programs that incorporate technology to enhance patient care.
In depth knowledge in clinical and business operations management and patient care services. Excellent leadership, fiscal and operations management skills. Significant experience in managing research projects and leading and motivating a team of professionals, scientists, computer programmers or technical staff.
Experience in development of complex radiation-based software systems and knowledge-based application software. Experience with the development and use of clinical software particularly related to telemedicine and enhanced medical physics education training applications.
Demonstrated history of innovative approaches to developing support and broadening collaborations.
Strong knowledge of relevant healthcare information technology and patient care workflows and processes.
Thorough knowledge of CT patient data acquisition using 4D technology for tumor lo
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