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Medical Physicist - UPMC Western Maryland

  • Job ID: 725708217
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours:
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Facility: UPMC Western Maryland
  • Department: Radiation Oncol
  • Location: 12500 Willowbrook Rd, Cumberland MD 21502
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $0 / hour


The Department of Radiation Oncology UPMC Western Maryland Cancer Center in Cumberland, MD has an exciting opportunity for a medical physicist to join the team and work under Dr. Saiful Huq, world renowned for many contributions that he made scientifically and professionally. He is especially known for the contributions that he made as a member of TG51, chair of TG100, and members of IAEA TRS398 and TRS483 Codes of Practice. He was the President of AAPM in 2020. 

He has been a mentor of many young medical physicists who are now practicing all over the world in many capacities.  Candidate will have an 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.  Must meet qualified expert criteria defined by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and/or State radiation agency.

Opportunity Details:

  • Oversee the operations of all clinical Medical Physics services that are provided at UPMC Western Maryland
  • Conduct all aspects of the Radiation Oncology physics services including regular quality assurance testing for equipment and treatment delivery and dosimetry calibration of radiation therapy equipment; compliance with radiation safety and licensing issues; providing clinical support; dosimetry and clinical implementation of intensity modulated radiation therapy/VMAT, and implementation of 4DCT and gated radiation therapy.
  • The successful candidate should have demonstrated clinical skills in these areas and is expected to function independently with excellent oral and written communication skills. 
  • Full support of the UPMC Medical Physics Division
  • Join a network of 30+ medical physicists across the UPMC Hillman Cancer Center network.
  • The Division’s goal is to scale advanced techniques across the network to enable high-quality care close to patients’ homes. 

What we Offer

  • Relocation bonus
  • Competitive salary plus inventive plan
  • Outstanding UPMC benefits
  • CME time and allowance

UPMC Western Maryland Cancer Center and UPMC

  • The Department of Radiation Oncology at UPMC Western Maryland Cancer Center is equipped with a Varian TrueBeam, Varian 21iX with on-board kV imaging, cone-beam CT, respiratory gating, EPID, and RapidArc capabilities, Gamma med HDR brachytherapy systems, CT simulator, and a full suite of quality assurance equipment, and utilizes ARiA and Eclipse for documentation and treatment planning.
  • UPMC network is a national leader in scaling world-class care to radiation oncology patients close to their homes with our team of dedicated clinicians, standardized processes, state-of-the-art equipment, and an integrated IT platform.
  • UPMC is a $23 billion world-renowned health care provider and insurer
  • 92,000 employees, including 4,900 physicians
  • Over 40 academic, community and specialty hospitals
  • Over 800 doctors’ offices and outpatient sites
  • UPMC is inventing new models of accountable, cost-effective, patient-centered care
  • Closely affiliated with University of Pittsburgh, ranked among the top 10 recipients of National Institutes of Health research funding since 1998

About the Community

  • Nestled at the base of the Appalachian Mountains and on the banks of the Potomac River
  • Very reasonable cost of living
  • Family-oriented community
  • Known for its rich history and astounding natural beauty
  • Abundant cultural amenities including museums, historical buildings and art galleries
  • Centrally located with easy access to larger, neighboring cities.  Between 2-5 hours to major cities including Pittsburgh, State College, Philadelphia, DC, and NYC.
  • Unlimited outdoor and recreational opportunities like hiking, biking, boating, fishing and wildlife viewing



  • A physical science or engineering degree required, medical physics is preferred.
  • Masters required.
  • Two years Radiation Oncology Physics experience required, five years preferred.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • American Board of Radiology (ABR) in Therapeutic Radiologic Physics or equivalent required.
  • AAPM (American Association of Physicists in Medicine) required.
  • ABR Board eligible considered.

UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

COVID-19 Vaccination Information

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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