Swedish Medical Center Research Scientist - Radiation Oncology Research in Seattle, Washington


Swedish Medical Center is looking for a ResearchScientist (1.0 FTE, Day shift) in Radiation Oncology Research at SwedishFirst Hill in Seattle, WA.

The position is responsible for the development andimplementation of radiation oncology research activities in the Swedish CancerInstitute (SCI) and will serve as a key member of Swedish’s Center for AdvancedTargeted Radiotherapy (CATRT). The research scientist will investigateinnovative techniques to improve the planning and delivery of radiationtherapy. He/she will also test and implement new technologies anddetermine optimal workflows for the use of these technologies in theclinic. The results of research studies performed by the ResearchScientist should be published in scientific journals and will be presented atregional and national meetings.

The SwedishCancer Institute includes four radiation oncology departments in the greaterSeattle area and offers a full range of technologies including CyberKnife,tomotherapy, Gamma Knife, and high dose rate brachytherapy. This position willbe based on our First Hill campus. The First Hill neighborhood is in the heartof the Emerald City. An excellent location for commuting options - just minutesaway from downtown. First Hill is a convenient, vibrant area allowing easyaccess to Seattle's thriving local arts scene, excellent dining, nightlife, andrecreation options.

In this position you will:

  • Develops and implementsradiation oncology research projects in the Swedish Cancer Institute(SCI).

  • Investigates and testsnew technologies for the planning and delivery of radiation therapy anddetermine optimal workflows for clinical adoption of these technologies.

  • Prepares manuscripts forsubmission to scientific journals.

  • Participates as neededin the clinical practice of medical physics including chart checks,machine calibrations, and IMRT verifications.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Ph.D. or DoctorateDegree in medical physics, physics, or engineering.

  • Must be Board eligiblethrough the American Board of Radiology (ABR).

  • Minimum of two years ofpostdoctoral research in radiation physics or medical physics.

  • Experience with computerprogramming and data analysis.

  • Must have a fundamentalunderstanding of scientific method and specialized methods and proceduresin area of expertise.

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Board Certificationthrough the American Board of Radiology (ABR) is preferred.

About the First Hill Campus

The 697-bed tertiary-care center on the Swedish/First Hill

campus is the flagship of the Swedish health-care system. Swedish/First Hill

has one of the most active and advanced birthing programs in Washington State

and houses a Level III neonatal intensive-care unit. More surgeries are

performed each year at Swedish/First Hill than at any other facility in the

region; volumes include more total joint replacements than any other medical

center in the state.

We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits — see our website for details


Our Mission

Our Non-Profit Mission: Improve the health and well-being of each person we serve.

About Us

Swedish is the largest nonprofit health care provider in the Greater Seattle Area. It is comprised of five hospital campuses (First Hill, Cherry Hill, Ballard, Edmonds and Issaquah); ambulatory care centers in Redmond and Mill Creek; and Swedish Medical Group a network of more than 183 primary care and specialty locations throughout the Great Puget Sound area. Swedish employs more than 13,000 employees and 4,200 physicians. Whether through physician clinics, health education, research and innovation or other means of outreach, we’re committed to caring for the people in our region and beyond. Swedish is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Swedish does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, protected veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Research

Location: Washington-Seattle

Req ID: 153644