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MD Anderson Cancer Center

Research Dosimetrist




Houston, Texas, United States

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston is one of the world's most respected centers focused on cancer patient care, research, education and prevention. It was named the nation's No. 1 hospital for cancer care in U.S. News & World Report's 2018 rankings. It is one of the nation's original three comprehensive cancer centers designated by the National Cancer Institute.

The primary purpose of the Research Dosimetrist position is to develop and implement in the research treatment planning environment new methodologies, techniques and software algorithms for calculation of radiation therapy patient doses. Impact clinical trials which may impact patient care for radiation therapy patients.

Key Functions

Patient Data Management Complete dosimetric forms for clinical trials patients under the supervision of a qualified medical physicist or medical dosimetrist.
Manage data associated with patients entered cooperative group trials to include data collection and data entry into various research databases, including RADS.

Treatment Planning Performs uncertainty analysis for external beam and brachytherapy treatment plans to establish their robustness utilizing custom software.
Develop and integrate in the research treatment planning environment new methodologies, techniques and software algorithms for calculation of radiation therapy patient doses.
Assists in the development and integration of and training for new image processing and imaging registration tools for treatment planning.

Other duties as assigned

Service Orientation
Provide service to our customers, including patients, patient caregivers, referring physicians and each other, in a reliable, responsive, safe, friendly and courteous manner.

• Promotes inclusiveness and collegiality by demonstrating respect and professionalism to others at all times

• Models safe, ethical behavior, mitigating risk to the institution through sound business practices, and adherence to MD Anderson's Standards of Conduct, institutional policies and procedures

• Meets time and attendance expectations and responds to requests in a timely manner, communicating expectations for procedures, service arrival, or project deliverables to patients and coworkers

• Admits when wrong, apologize and take steps to resolve a situation to help to patients and coworkers before being asked


Required: Bachelor's degree in Physics or graduate of hospital or college affiliated medical dosimetry school with clinical and classroom curriculum for duration of one year.


Required: With medical dosimetry education no experience required. Three years of current and continuous medical dosimetry experience may substitute for required education on a one to one basis.

It is the policy of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center to provide equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by institutional policy or by federal, state or local laws unless such distinction is required by law. [Register to View] Information

  • Requisition ID: 146156
  • Employment Status: Full-Time
  • Employee Status: Regular
  • FLSA: non-exempt, eligible for overtime, and is subject to the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
  • Work Week: Days
  • Fund Type: Soft
  • Work Location: Hybrid Onsite/Remote
  • Pivotal Position: Yes
  • Minimum Salary: US Dollar (USD) 79,600
  • Midpoint Salary: US Dollar (USD) 99,500
  • Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 119,400
  • Science Jobs: No