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Medical Physicist - (Magee Women's Hospital)

  • Job ID: 595447907
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours: M-F Daylight
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Facility: ONC00-UPMC Hillman Cancer Center
  • Department: 61029 ONCOL RO Physicists
  • Location: 300 Halket St, Pittsburgh PA 15213
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $0 / hour


Position Description:

A full-time position is immediately available for a Medical Physicist at the UPMC Hillman Cancer Center at UPMC Magee Women's hospital in Pittsburgh, PA. The UPMC Magee Women's Cancer Center has a strong focus on bringing state-of-the-art treatments to patients in the region. Magee Women’s Hospital has a very busy HDR brachytherapy program and is well-known globally for offering highly complex, MRI-based brachytherapy procedures to its gynecological patients. The physicians and physicists at Magee Women's are actively engaged in national and international brachytherapy committees and clinical trial groups. They are also involved in the training and education of physicians and medical physics residents. There is a strong focus on outcomes research and developing and implementing new clinical procedures using available complex technologies.

UPMC Magee Women's houses Varian Halcyon and Clinac IX linear accelerators, and a Nucletron HDR brachytherapy system.  A state-of-the-art TrueBeam will be installed in 2024 to replace the Clinac IX, and a Siemens go. Open Pro large bore CT simulator with the most updated technological features will be installed in 2023. The Varian Eclipse TPS and ARIA information systems are used for treatment planning and documentation.

This position will also provide regular coverage for Gamma Knife procedures at the nearby UPMC Presbyterian hospital. The Gamma Knife program at the University of Pittsburgh Department of Neurosurgery houses Perfexion and Icon units and is a premier site for Gamma Knife radiotherapy in the world.

The physicist in this position will join a dynamic team of three physicists, a medical physics assistant (being recruited), and 3.5 dosimetrists at UPMC Magee Women's Hospital, two physicists at the UPMC Presbyterian Gamma Knife department, and more than 30 physicists across the network. Primary responsibilities for this position include but are not limited to, planning and delivery of HDR brachytherapy procedures, regular quality assurance testing of radiotherapy equipment and treatment delivery processes, dosimetric calibration of radiation therapy equipment, SRS/SBRT treatment planning, and delivery, and oversight of 4D-CT and gated radiation therapy. In addition to clinical duties, the physicist in this position will have opportunities to perform clinical research, participate in resident education, and implement novel clinical techniques.   

The successful candidate will have the full support of the Medical Physics Division.  The Division’s goal is to scale advanced techniques across the network to enable high-quality care close to patients’ homes.  The successful candidate should have demonstrated clinical skills and is expected to function independently with excellent oral and written communication skills. Board certification and at least three years of clinical experience are preferred but not required, and we encourage early-career physicists to apply.

What we Offer

This position comes with the faculty appointment level and salary commensurate with the candidate’s qualifications and experience.  We offer an excellent benefits package including financial support for continuing education and attendance at professional meetings. The UPMC Hillman Cancer Center is an equal-opportunity employer.

About UPMC Hillman Cancer Center:

The UPMC Hillman Cancer Center network is one of the largest integrated cancer networks in the United States with more than 60 locations throughout Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Maryland including 24 radiation oncology departments in the United States, and four centers in Europe.  With our team of dedicated clinicians, standardized processes, state-of-the-art equipment, and an integrated IT platform, the UPMC network is a national leader in scaling world-class care to radiation oncology patients close to their homes. 

About the Community

Pittsburgh leaped to No. 26 on U.S. News and World Report’s list of the Best Places to live in the U.S. for 2022 and is rated by The Economist as one of the most livable cities in the U.S.. It is a mid-size city with all the amenities of a large city and a friendly community. Known as the city of bridges, with 446 bridges, it has more than any city in the country.  Pittsburgh offers an unmatched sports culture, world-class museums and universities, an abundance of parks, and access to outdoor recreation such as the Great Allegheny Passage, a 334-mile, car-free trail for hikers, runners, and cyclists. 



M. Saiful Huq, Ph.D., FAAPM, FInstP                         

Professor and Director of Medical Physics               

Department of Radiation Oncology            

UPMC Cancer Pavilion, 5150 Centre Avenue             

Room 542, Pittsburgh, PA  15232                                

Phone: 412-647-1813 (work)                                        

Fax: 412-647-1161                                                         

E-mail:  [email protected]                                              


Hayeon Kim PhD, DABR

Clinical Associate Professor

Chief of Medical Physics at UPMC Magee Women’s Hospital

300 Halket Street, Pittsburgh, PA



[email protected]



  • Required –M.S. or Ph.D. Degree in Physics or Medical Physics.
  • ABR/ABMP Certification in Therapeutic Radiological Physics or Therapeutic Radiology is preferred but not required.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • Act 34

  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

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Individuals hired into this role must comply with UPMC’s COVID vaccination requirements upon beginning employment with UPMC. Refer to the COVID-19 Vaccination Information section at the top of this page to learn more.

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