Opportunity Details

Department of Radiation Oncology

Radiation Oncology Physics Div

Commensurate w/Experience

Faculty Therapy Medical Physicist

Summary: The Department of Radiation Oncology at the Washington University School of Medicine is looking for outstanding medical physicists to join our faculty. We are seeking applications at instructor to full professor level and will consider applicants with varying clinical and academic interests. Preference will be given to candidates interested in pursuing extramural funding. Startup research packages are available depending on the candidate’s academic interests. All faculty positions have minimum 20% dedicated academic time. 

Environment: The medical physics division currently has over 40 ABR certified medical physicists, including over 30 faculty positions, supporting our clinical operations, research, and educational activities. The division has over 60 other members consisting of medical physics assistants, QA technicians, residents, post-doctoral fellows, graduate students, and staff. The Department of Radiation Oncology supports a state-of-the-art clinic located at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Siteman Cancer Center, as well as several clinical affiliates. Clinical resources include numerous linear accelerators, very busy brachytherapy services with two HDR remote afterloaders, MR-IGRT, Varian Ethos, a proton center, a GammaKnife, Varian Edge SRS/SBRT system, and a spectrum of imaging devices, including a dedicated MR-simulator with HIFU capability. The clinic is supported by an active software development team. The institution is firmly committed to advancing the field of radiation therapy by actively pursuing novel clinical/research projects and investing in our faculty and in cutting-edge technology. Several development projects are underway including ongoing partnerships with industry to develop next-generation treatment processes and devices, and there are numerous other government, industry, and department funded research projects. The department supports several education programs, including the longest-standing CAMPEP accredited medical physics residency, CAMPEP-accredited post-graduate certificate and MS programs, and a recently-formed Ph.D. in Medical Physics program. Research infrastructure and funding are diverse and the research support resources are outstanding. The department offers highly productive collaboration opportunities with our clinical and cancer biology colleagues as well as university wide collaboration opportunities across various departments in the medical and other schools. There are currently several significant international projects and collaborations.

Consistent with its academic mission and standards, the Washington University School of Medicine is committed to achieving excellence through diversity. As a community of faculty, staff and students engaged in research, patient care, scholarship, teaching and learning, the School of Medicine fosters an environment that is diverse and welcoming. Efforts are made to provide a supportive environment in which people from a wide variety of backgrounds and cultures may encounter each other in a spirit of cooperation, openness and mutual respect.



Geoffrey Hugo, Ph.D.

Vice Chair and Director, Medical Physics Division

Department of Radiation Oncology

Washington University School of Medicine

Campus Box 8224

4921 Parkview Place

St. Louis, MO 63110-1093

(314) 362-2634 (office)



The successful candidate must be certified or eligible for certification by the American Board of Radiology in Therapeutic Medical Physics. 

The start date for this position is very flexible.


Geoff Hugo




No end date


An Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer

Washington University in St. Louis is committed to the principles and practices of equal employment opportunity and affirmative action. It is the university’s policy to recruit, hire, train, and promote persons in all job titles without regard to race, color, age, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, veteran status, disability, or genetic information. Washington University seeks an exceptionally qualified and diverse faculty; women, minorities, protected veterans and candidates with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

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