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Radiation Oncologist

Company: University of Missouri School of Medicine
Location: Columbia
Posted on: July 9, 2024

Job Description:

Radiation Oncologist

All Ranks ; All Tracks

The newly created Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of Missouri School of Medicine and Ellis Fischel Cancer Center is accepting applications for an ABR BE/BC Radiation Oncologist at the Assistant, Associate or Professor level. Academic rank, compensation and appointment type will be based on qualifications and experience. Candidates must have demonstrated ability in teaching and in scholarly productivity. The faculty appointment will be in the Department of Radiation Oncology. The candidate will be expected to maintain a clinical practice at University of Missouri Hospital in Columbia. The position provides resources, state-of-the-art facilities, and excellent opportunities for collaboration with investigators in the University of Missouri in Columbia Medical School. Candidates will have the opportunity to mentor and teach trainees and students. Academic time will be used to pursue scholarly work in the candidate's area of specialty/research experience with a goal of developing collaborative or independent, externally funded research. Faculty will be active in their national organizations and foster an academic environment.

Currently, the department treats more than 600 new patients (both adult and pediatric). Candidates are being recruited to engage in clinical, research, teaching, and administrative activities. The Department is anticipating a rapid growth due to recently established neurosurgery department and the expansion of oncological services through Ellis Fischel Cancer Center . The successful candidate will possess strong clinical and interpersonal skills, provide excellent clinical care in collaboration with disease specific oncology teams, participate in multidisciplinary tumor boards and clinics, and perform research with mentorship by senior faculty as appropriate. Career development, especially for early/mid-career faculty, will be a priority. For qualified candidates, leadership opportunities which support the clinical, research and educational missions will be available.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • MD or DO degree and Board Certification/Eligibility in Radiation Oncology
  • Must have current, unrestricted, medical licensure in the state of Missouri or be eligible for unrestricted licensure in the state of Missouri
  • Academic credentials that qualify for appointment at the rank of assistant professor, associate professor. We foster a collegial environment, and the candidate will routinely collaborate with the radiation oncology staff. Our team works with disease site- specialized surgeons and oncologists to provide our patients with optimal cancer treatment through multidisciplinary tumor boards and clinics. Opportunities to collaborate with researchers and clinician-scientists abound at the University of Missouri. Being part of the four-campus, land-grant University of Missouri System provides access to rich resources and distinctive capabilities. Strong industry partnerships with Cerner, Siemens Healthineers, Thermo-Fischer and others enables us to accelerate discovery and innovation.

    Our Ellis Fischel Cancer Center (EFCC) offers opportunities for the radiation oncology faculty to engage in clinical trials sponsored by the Alliance Co-operative Oncology Group and NCI Cancer Trials Support Unit to include NRG trials. In addition, the EFCC Clinical Trials Office also supports investigator initiated and pharma sponsored clinical trials. We also offer collaboration opportunities with Siteman Cancer Center to engage in clinical trials, receive mentorship, conduct joint research projects, publications, and/or submit grants.

    Looking to the future, we are making a huge investment in medical research. The NextGen Precision Health Institute is a $220 million, 265,000-square-foot research facility that is a hub where scientists and clinicians collaborate, and supports a Clinical and Translational Science Unit that also facilitates clinical trials. The facility is equipped for every step of the translational research process and houses a MAGNETOM Terra 7 Tesla (7T) MRI scanner, the first of its kind in Missouri. The University of Missouri has unparalleled infrastructure and basic science faculty collaborators to develop the next generation of radiopharmaceuticals for imaging and therapy. With the largest University research reactor in the US ( MURR ) producing Iodine-131, Lutetium-177 and the new wave of beta emitting radionuclides and new infrastructure for pre-clinical and human imaging.

    The department is equipped with a newly installed Varian Ethos with the capability of adaptive radiotherapy and a Varian TrueBeam with capability of SRS and SBRT. We also have an active brachytherapy program.

    Columbia is a university community with excellent availability of theater, music, arts, sports and outdoor activities. Central Missouri also offers lakes, hills, agricultural property, and rural communities.

    Employees of the University of Missouri and University of Missouri Healthcare are eligible for the Public Student Loan Forgiveness Program.

    Our Community

    Columbia is rated by Forbes magazine as the fifth best small city for business and careers in America and is consistently rated a top place to live by Money Magazine, boasting a low cost of living, a vibrant community, and nationally renowned public schools. Columbia is an ideal college town that combines small-town comforts, and community spirit, with big-city culture, activities, and resources. Our community is energetic and engaged, packed with restaurants and entertainment venues, and hosts more than a dozen annual cultural festivals.

    Benefit Eligibility

    This position is eligible for University benefits. The University offers a comprehensive benefit package, including medical, dental, and vision plans, retirement, and educational fee discounts. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at U.M. System Total Rewards Benefits

    Our Values Commitment

    We value the uniqueness of every individual and strive to ensure each person's success. Contributions from individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives promote intellectual pluralism and enable us to achieve the excellence that we seek in learning, research and engagement. This commitment makes our university a better place to work, learn and innovate.

    In your application materials, please discuss your experiences and expertise that support these values and enrich our missions of teaching, research and engagement.

    Equal Employment Opportunity

    The University of Missouri System is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy applies to all employment decisions including, but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, training, promotions, pay practices, benefits, disciplinary actions and terminations. For more information, visit

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Keywords: University of Missouri School of Medicine, Columbia , Radiation Oncologist, Healthcare , Columbia, South Carolina

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