Washington University of St. Louis Radiation Oncology in St. Louis, Missouri

Post Doc Instructions

Please do not submit an application to this posting. To apply for this postdoctoral research opportunity, follow the directions below in “Applicant Special Instructions”.

Job Type/Schedule

This position is full-time and works approximately 40 hours per week.

Department Name/Job Location

This position is in the Department of Radiation Oncology. This position is for the Medical School Campus.

Essential Functions

Outstanding candidates interested in pursuing an academic career in medical physics are sought for a post-doctoral research associate position in the Department of Radiation Oncology at Washington University School of Medicine. In this position you will benefit from a vast array of resources and exceptional training in a top-ranked clinical environment. The primary focus of this aim of the research is to model radiobiological effects and radiosensitization from nanomaterials. A Geant4-DNA simulation framework and data processing workflow will be developed to model the physical, chemical, and biological interactions that are involved in nanomaterial-mediated radiation sensitization.

The ideal candidate will have basic knowledge of nuclear/radiological physics, and good scientific programming and data processing skills, preferably C++/Python/MATLAB. Strong skills in Geant4 and Monte Carlo simulation are required. While the position involves primarily translational research, the successful candidate will have opportunities to gain experience in clinical medical physics. This position will provide an excellent opportunity for the successful candidate to pursue a career in the field of radiation oncology physics.

Required Qualifications

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Physics, Medical Physics, Nuclear Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, or a related field.

  • Knowledge of nuclear/radiological physics.
  • Experience with Monte Carlo simulation tools.
  • Experience with computational programming, experimental measurements, and data analysis.
  • Skills in in engineering mathematics and scientific programming using MATLAB and C++ .
  • Experience in academic research and manuscript preparation.

Salary Range

Base pay commensurate with experience.

Department Summary

The Department of Radiation Oncology at Washington University is rapidly growing and supports one of the leading cancer centers in the country. A full range of clinical services including brachytherapy, image-guided radiation therapy, MR-guided radiation therapy, high-intensity focused ultrasound, proton and stereotactic radiosurgery are provided routinely. The Division of Medical Physics, led by Professor Sasa Mutic, includes 30 faculty, a competitive CAMPEP-accredited medical physics residency program and a CAMPEP-accredited Medical Physics certificate program. Post-doctoral research associates are welcome to take courses of the certificate program with tuition assistance to establish eligibility for residency programs.


This position is eligible for full-time benefits. Please visit our website at http://hr.wustl.edu to view a summary of benefits.

Applicant Special Instructions

To apply, please submit a CV and contact information for 3 professional references to Dr. Francisco Reynoso at freynoso@wustl.edu.

Francisco J. Reynoso, Ph.D.

Department of Radiation Oncology

Office: 314-362-2639

Work Cell/Text: 786-393-3557

Email: freynoso@wustl.edu

EOE Statement

Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.

Job Title: Postdoctoral Research Associate (Medical Physics) - Radiation Oncology - 41344

Job ID: 41344

Location: Medical School

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular