10/06/2021: Lecturer position in Small Animal Radiation Oncology @ Penn Vet, USA

The University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Clinical Sciences and Advanced Medicine invites applications for a Lecturer position in Small Animal Radiation Oncology. Up to 75% of the radiation oncologist’s time will be devoted to clinical service in small animal radiation oncology. The remaining time will be dedicated to study for Board preparation (if needed), clinical research, or scholarly activity according to the interest of the candidate. Advantages of the position include a Comprehensive Oncology service with dedicated medical, surgical, and radiation oncologists working as a team, a dynamic hospital setting with a diverse, complex caseload, and excellent support staff. PennVet is an exciting intellectual environment with outstanding residents and senior clinicians including faculty boarded in oncology, surgery, radiology, anesthesia, and clinical pathology. Facilities include a Varian Silhouette with RapidArc, OBI/CBCT, Eclipse TPS, and Aria R&V. Staffing includes an RT(T), nurse-anesthetist, and nurse-coordinator. Dedicated medical physics support is provided through the University of Pennsylvania’s healthcare system. Imaging modalities include a 16-slice CT and 1.5T MRI. The proximity to the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and the Perelman School of Medicine provides ample opportunities for collaboration and consultation for unusual cases or research opportunities. 

This position is particularly suited for junior applicants transitioning from residency who want to step into practice in a multi-specialty Academic referral center with a high caseload. The Comprehensive Oncology program is ideally positioned to offer outstanding oncology services and participates in multiple oncology clinical trials supported by the Veterinary Clinical Investigation Center (https://www.vet.upenn.edu/research/clinical-trials-vcic/about-the-vcic) and the Penn Vet Cancer Center (https://www.vet.upenn.edu/research/centers-laboratories/center/penn-vet-cancer-center). The Ryan Veterinary Hospital at PennVet is located in a vibrant urban environment with an abundance of cultural resources, including music, art, theatres, and fine dining (www.upenn.edu/life-at-penn/philadelphia), with easy access to New York and Washington DC. Additionally, for outdoor enthusiasts, Wissahickon Valley Park, Valley Forge National Park, and many more recreational amenities are within minutes of the city and are easily accessible by bicycle and public transportation. 

Candidates must have a veterinary degree, have completed an approved radiation oncology residency training program and either achieved certification or be board-eligible in the American College of Veterinary Radiology-RO. Clinical responsibilities include treatment planning (including manual, forward, and inverse planning), participation in comprehensive oncology rounds, and primary care of radiation oncology patients. 

Applications will be accepted immediately and reviewed until an appropriate candidate is identified. Interested applicants should apply electronically to http://apply.interfolio.com/88776

The system will prompt you to attach a letter of intent including a statement of personal goals, curriculum vitae, and the names, addresses, and contact information for three references. The letters should be addressed to: Wilfried Mai, DVM, MS, PhD, Dipl ACVR Dipl ECVDI, Professor of Radiology, and Search Chair (wmai@vet.upenn.edu). 

Questions regarding the position should be sent Peggy Alfarano, Search Coordinator alfarano@upenn.edu

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