University of Florida - Veterinary Radiation Oncologist

Date Posted: 
January 08, 2014 - April 08, 2014

Veterinary Radiation Oncologist - The University of Florida, College of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences invites applications from qualified individuals for a full-time, clinical track position (Assistant or Associate Professor) in Radiation Oncology.  Applicants must possess a DVM or equivalent degree, and be Diplomates or board eligible in American College of Veterinary Radiology (Radiation Oncology). Teaching responsibilities include didactic and clinical instruction in the professional curriculum as well supervising radiation rotations of medical oncology residents, interns and the surgical oncology fellow as part of their respective training programs. Participation in the clinical service in the UF Veterinary Hospital includes receiving and management of radiation oncology cases, consultations with practicing veterinarians, participating in the growth of this service and continuing education.

The successful candidate will join a team of three medical oncologists who are Diplomates of the ACVIM (Medical Oncology) as well as two surgical oncologists who are ACVS Diplomates and ACVS Founding Fellows in Surgical Oncology in a beautiful new 100,000 square foot Small Animal Hospital (for a virtual tour see web link at: http://youtu.be/TOqvldQFYgQ & http://youtu.be/Aubwddx28f0  Features of the hospital include a 1.5T MRI, helical CT, gamma camera, ten operating rooms, C-arm fluoroscopy, portable radiography, state of the art laparoscopy/thoracoscopy and interventional radiology suite.

The Oncology service is equipped with a Varian 21EX linear accelerator with 6MV photons and 6-20 MeV electrons, cone-beam CT, KV imaging, a 120 leaf multi-leaf collimator, framed and frameless stereotactic radiosurgery package, respiratory gating and a wide range of image guided therapies including IMRT. Treatment planning is performed with Varian Eclipse 11.0 software.  Medical physics support is provided by the McKnight Brain Institute at the University of Florida College of Medicine under the direction of Dr. Frank Bova and staff.  The radiation therapy suite is staffed by two highly experienced certified radiation therapist with 35 years of experience treating   human patients.  The radiation service is expanding and will be supported by a radiation oncology intern until a radiation oncology residency program is established. Our long-term service goal is to have two radiation oncologists and one or two radiation oncologists to run this aspect of our oncology service.

Development of an independent or collaborative research program in an area of radiation oncology is encouraged.  Extensive opportunities for collaborative research exist within the College and with the UF College of Medicine (Shands Cancer Center) and McKnight Brain Institute (including Comparative Stereotactic Radiosurgery Program).  The oncology service also offers various studies and clinical trials and is a member of the Comparative Oncology Trials Consortium (COTC).  The successful candidate will have access to a well-equipped comparative oncology research lab and be eligible to compete for competitive intramural and endowed research funds.  Rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience of the candidate.

The position will be open until a suitable applicant is identified.  Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three professional references to Dr. Sarah Boston, Oncology Service, Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, Box 100126, Gainesville, FL 32610-0126. Inquiries can be directed to Dr. Sarah Boston at 352-392-2235 or by e-mail sboston@ufl.edu.

Final candidate will be required to provide official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered "official" if a designation of "Issued to Student" is visible. Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at http://www.naces.org/. The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff.