Oregon Health & Science University

Medical Physicist

Job Locations US-OR-Portland
Requisition ID
Position Category
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
Job Type
Radiation Medicine
Salary Range
$150,000-175,000 commensurate with qualification, experience and equity.
Monday - Friday
8:00am - 5:00pm
HR Mission
School of Medicine
Drug Testable

Department Overview

The physics section of the Department of Radiation Medicine at Oregon Health & Science University provides medical physics services at the main campus and off-campus affiliates.  The main Marquam Hill campus department has four vaults; one is equipped with a Tomotherapy HD unit, two are equipped with Elekta’s Versa HD, and a fourth has a dedicated stereotactic TrueBeam treatment unit. The Department also features an Intrabeam unit, a Mobetron device, a busy brachytherapy program with Flexitron HDR unit with Oncentra planning system, a choroidal melanoma brachytherapy program, and a 4DCT simulator. Treatment planning systems include Eclipse, Plaque Simulator, iPlan, TomoPlan and Monaco. Current affiliates include facilities in Astoria, the Dalles, Roseburg, Hillsboro and Beaverton.

Function/Duties of Position

The Department of Radiation Medicine at Oregon Health & Science University is seeking a board certified medical physicist for a faculty position. This appointee will join our team of currently 11 physicists and 9 dosimetrists. The candidate is expected to contribute to the research and educational missions of the Department and School of Medicine.


Under the general supervision of the Chief of Physics (or the interim Chief of Physics), the appointee would provide technical expertise in the areas of patient treatment planning, therapy machine/radioactive sources calibration, radiation safety, and new technology research and implementation. The appointee must have a strong clinical background as well as strong interest in having a career as an academic medical physicist. Educational responsibilities include the clinical medical physics residency program, developing and teaching graduate and undergraduate courses, and supervising MS and PhD students’ research and dissertations.

Required Qualifications

Required Qualifications:

  • Master of Science Degree (M. Sc.) or equivalent degree in medical physics, radiological physics, or related field
  • Completion of a residency program in clinical medical physics or two years of post-graduation experience
  • Certification in therapeutic radiological physics by the American Board of Radiology or the American Board of Medical Physics
  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and with a team

Preferred Qualifications

  • PhD in medical physics
  • Experience with the technology available at OHSU (listed in the Department Overview above)

Additional Details

Apply here online. Please be sure to upload a cover letter and resume or CV.

All are welcome

Oregon Health & Science University values a diverse and culturally competent workforce. We are proud of our commitment to being an equal opportunity, affirmative action organization that does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of any protected class status, including disability status and protected veteran status. Individuals with diverse backgrounds and those who promote diversity and a culture of inclusion are encouraged to apply. To request reasonable accommodation contact the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Department at 503-494-5148 or aaeo@ohsu.edu.

As an organization devoted to the health and well-being of people in Oregon and beyond, OHSU requires its employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.


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