Veterinary Radiation Oncologist
- The University of Florida, College of Veterinary Medicine invites applications from qualified individuals for a full-time, tenure-track position (Assistant or Associate Professor) in Radiation Oncology.
Teaching responsibilities include didactic and clinical instruction in the professional curriculum as well supervising radiation rotations of medical oncology residents, interns and the surgical oncology fellow as part of their respective training programs. Participation in the clinical service in the UF Veterinary Hospital includes receiving and management of radiation oncology cases, consultations with practicing veterinarians, participating in the growth of this service and continuing education.
The successful candidate will join a team of three medical oncologists, one radiation oncologist, and two surgical oncologists. Features of the hospital include a 1.5T MRI (Toshiba Titan®), helical CT (Toshiba Prime®), gamma camera, ten operating rooms, C-arm fluoroscopy, portable radiography, state of the art laparoscopy/thoracoscopy and interventional radiology suite. A state-of-the-art catheterization laboratory equipped with a Toshiba Infinix-i® single plane digital C-arm is housed in the 100,000 square foot Small Animal Veterinary Hospital.
The Radiation oncology service is equipped with a Varian 21EX linear accelerator with 6MV photons and 6-20 MeV electrons, cone-beam CT, KV imaging, a 120 leaf multi-leaf collimator, and frameless stereotactic radiosurgery package, jet ventilation system and a wide range of image guided therapies including IMRT. Treatment planning is performed with Varian Eclipse 13.0 software. Medical physics support is provided by the McKnight Brain Institute at the University of Florida College of Medicine under the direction of Dr. Frank Bova and staff. There are one radiation oncology resident, one highly experienced certified radiation therapist and two radiation oncology nurses that support radiation oncology service.
Development of an independent or collaborative research program in an area of radiation oncology is expected. Extensive opportunities for collaborative research exist within the College and with the UF College of Medicine (Shands Cancer Center) and McKnight Brain Institute (including Comparative Stereotactic Radiosurgery Program). The oncology service also offers various studies and clinical trials and is a member of the Comparative Oncology Trials Consortium (COTC). The successful candidate will have access to a well-equipped comparative oncology research lab and be eligible to compete for competitive intramural and endowed research funds. Rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience of the candidate.
All applicants must apply for job number 38647 online in order to be considered for the position. For full consideration, a current curriculum vitae, letter of intent (include teaching and research interests) and names of three individuals willing to write in support of the applicant must be submitted online at https://apply.interfolio.com/55563
. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until a suitable candidate has been identified.
Final candidate will be required to provide official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible. Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at http://www.naces.org/
The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call 352/392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at 800/955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law.