JOB DESCRIPTION: Helps design and conduct research within a specified field while receiving advanced training from a designated Principal Investigator to enhance professional skills and research independence needed for pursuit of a career. The specific area of research in which the trainee is mentored is determined by the department and laboratory of the Postdoc. Designs and evaluates experiments. Develops new ideas that promote current research. Prepares and publishes scientific manuscripts under the direction of the Principal Investigator. May be responsible for operation of specific equipment. May teach techniques to others, train, and supervise research staff. Positions are temporary appointments as a research trainee. The initial appointment is for one year, renewal expected if progress is satisfactory and funds are available. Appointments cannot exceed five years.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A doctoral degree or equivalent (Ph.D., M.D., ScD., D.V.M., DDS etc) in an appropriate field. Excellent scientific writing ability and strong oral communication skills. The ability to work effectively and collegially with colleagues. Additional qualifications as specified by the Principal Investigator.
The successful Post Doctoral Fellow applicant is expected to build proton beam models and integrate 4DCT (4 Dimensional Computed Tomography) and CBCT (Cone Beam Computed Tomography) images over several Monte Carlo dose calculation platforms. Experience in Monte Carlo simulation experience or adaptive treatment planning in image guided proton therapy is preferred. The candidate should have programming skills in Matlab, Python and C languages about image processing and be comfortable with Linux platforms.
The Post Doctoral Fellow has the opportunity to work with multiple physicists and physicians in the Winship Cancer Center during the commissioning and patient preparation phase. Candidates outside of Medical Physics are encourage to apply and can electively enroll in the Georgia Tech’s Medical Physics program, which is within walking distance of the Emory proton center.