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Radiation Oncology Open Positions

Assistant/Associate Professor, Clinical X (Medical Physicist)

The Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of California, Davis is searching for a faculty medical physicist at the Assistant or Associate Professor level.  Qualified candidates must have a Ph.D. in Physics or an equivalent area of study pertinent to medical physics, be board eligible/certified, and have a publication record commensurate with documented experience. For the Associate level, a demonstrated ability to obtain extramural funding is highly desirable. The successful candidate will be expected to participate and/or provide significant leadership in the advanced clinical and research programs in image-guided IMRT and VMAT, SBRT, radiosurgery, brachytherapy, in vivo dosimetry, and informatics infrastructure development.  The successful candidate will also be expected to teach in our medical physics courses for physician and physics residents, as well as contribute to continuing medical education efforts for all of our staff.

The Radiation Oncology Department is located in the NCI Designated Comprehensive Cancer Center in Sacramento, California. We have full-member status with the NRG-Radiation Therapy Oncology Group, an ACGME accredited physician residency training program, and CAMPEP accreditation for our medical physics residency program. There are research affiliations with the UC Davis School of Veterinarian Medicine, UC Davis Biomedical Engineering, and the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, and clinical affiliations with Tahoe Forest Cancer Center, Truckee, Dignity-Mercy Cancer Center, Merced, and Rideout Cancer Center, Marysville. Our downtown facility has two matched Elekta Synergy linacs with Agility MLC, AlignRT and Calypso image guidance systems, TomoTherapy-HDA, Elekta Perfexion Gamma Knife, Varian GammaMedplus HDR, and Nucletron SPOT PRO 3D ultrasound-guided prostate seed implantation system.  Simulation and treatment planning systems include a Philips Big Bore 4D CT-simulator, Philips Pinnacle3, Varian BrachyVision, and Leksell GammaPlan. Our information management system is MOSAIQ.  A full range of quality assurance radiation measurement equipment and specialized phantoms are available.
UC Davis was founded in 1905, and currently has a student enrollment over 30,000.  UCD is ranked 9th among public research universities nationwide and 38th among public and private research universities  by the U.S. News & World Report’s 2012 “America’s Best Colleges”. The UC Davis Health System covers 33 counties, 65,000 square miles and 6 million people, and it includes a 613-bed acute-care teaching hospital in Sacramento, and the region’s only Level 1 trauma center. Davis, California is located about 11 miles west of Sacramento, and it is a one hour drive to San Francisco, and about 100 miles from the skiing and recreational areas of Lake Tahoe.

For questions about this position and the medical physics programs underway at UCD, please feel free to contact Stanley Benedict, PhD or Robin Stern, PhD at 916-734-5976 or by email at

University of California, Davis is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of diversity among its faculty, staff, and students.
Interested candidates should apply online at with curriculum vitae and addresses of three references.

For questions please contact Marguerite Cosens, Assistant to the Chair, Department of Radiation Oncology, UC Davis Medical Center, 4501 X Street, Suite G140, Sacramento, CA 95817 (email:

Assistant/Associate/Full Professor, Clinical X (Radiation Oncologist)

The UC Davis Department of Radiation Oncology is seeking an academically oriented Board certified/Board eligible Radiation Oncologist to focus on Head and Neck Cancer.  This individual should possess excellent clinical skills as well as training and expertise in IMRT and IGRT.  The UC Davis NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center has recently completed significant reinvestment in radiation oncology and an adjacent new building in the center housing the Multi-Disciplinary Clinics. Radiation Oncology is equipped with twined Elekta Agility linacs, TomoTherapy, GammaKnife Perfexion, Image guided HDR Brachytherapy, Mosaiq EMR, Philips Pinnacle treatment planning, and is committed to providing the most advanced treatment delivery and image-guided technologies; including VMAT and 4D CBCT.

The Department of Radiation Oncology currently includes 6 Board Certified Radiation Oncologists, 6 Ph.D. Medical Physicists, and 5 Dosimetrists. The Department has ACGME and CAMPEP accredited residency training programs, and ACR accreditation. 

UC Davis Medical Center is a major academic health center located in Sacramento, California. It is owned and operated by the University of California. The medical center sits on a sprawling 142-acre campus (often referred to as the Sacramento Campus to distinguish it from the main campus in nearby Davis). The 631-bed hospital serves as key referral center for a 65,000-square-mile (170,000 km2) area that includes 33 counties and 6 million residents. It operates inland Northern California’s only level I trauma center and maintains a staff of specialists and researchers in more than 150 areas of health care.  UC Davis Medical Center ranks among the top 50 hospitals in America according to U.S. News & World Report. Out of roughly 5,000 hospitals nationwide, the medical center placed 39th for cancer care.

The candidate must 1) possess a M.D. degree (or equivalent), board certification in Radiation Oncology (or equivalent), 2) California Medical License (or be eligible for licensure), 3) possess excellent clinical skills, 4) an aptitude toward conducting independent research, preferably with ongoing and currently funded research efforts and 5) teaching experience.

Commensurate with experience and qualifications

Interested applicants should respond with statement of interest and current CV via e-mail to or by mail to:

Richard K. Valicenti, MD
Professor and Chairman
Department of Radiation Oncology
4501 X Street, G-140
Sacramento, CA  95817

The University of California, Davis, is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply, including minorities and women.  For full consideration, applications must be received by July 31, 2013.  However, the position will remain open until filled through December 31, 2013.

Please reference Search # RO-02R-13 on all correspondence.

The University of California, Davis, is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of diversity among its faculty, staff, and students.