One of our graduates (Lindsey Berkowitz, PhD, DABR – MS 2007/PhD 2009) has notified us of an available Imaging Physicist/Assistant RSO position at Maine Medical Center in Portland, Maine. More information about the positions is posted below. It’s great to be a Florida Gator!
Imaging Physicist and Assistant RSO
Location: Portland, Maine
Organization: Maine Medical Center
Facility: Maine Medical Center
Department: Radiology Physics
Full/Part Time: Full Time / 40 hrs
Contact: Lindsey Berkowitz, PhD
This is a professional position for a clinical, diagnostic medical physicist within the department of Imaging Physics and Radiation Safety. This position is responsible for supporting all MMC, MMP and MMCRI departments in which ionizing radiation and non-ionizing radiation (ultrasound, MRI) are used for patient care or for research. This position is responsible for performance of imaging equipment quality assurance tasks, radiation safety and support of regulatory compliance, with a strong focus on Nuclear Medicine and PET. Additionally, this position also participates in education/training related to diagnostic radiology physics and radiation safety. Work is performed independently under the direction of the Director of Imaging Physics.
Required Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
- EITHER: A Ph.D. in medical physics, physics or one of the physical sciences with 2 years of imaging physics work in a health care facility OR a Master of Science degree in medical physics, physics or one of the physical sciences combined with a minimum of 5 years of imaging physics work in a health care facility
- Necessary credentials and experience to meet the requirements of Radiation Safety Officer for a Broad Scope nuclear materials license.
- Board certification by the American Board of Radiology or the American Board of Medical Physics in a suitable discipline is required. At a minimum, a board-eligible candidate must have completed Part 2 and is expected to attain certification within two years.
- Extensive knowledge of radiation physics, imaging equipment and radioactive materials, and knowledge of Federal and State of Maine regulations is required.
About Maine Medical Center and Portland, ME
Maine Medical Center is a 600-bed level one trauma center and currently in the middle of a 5-year expansion plan. MMC also has three primary outpatient facilities and approximately a dozen offices within Maine Medical Partners that offer imaging.
Portland, Maine is a quaint coastal city with a lot to offer. The vibrant food scene was recognized as the 2018 Restaurant City of the Year by bon appetite. Portland also made the list of the 25 Happiest Cities in the US by National Geographic, which is easy to imagine with the copious amount of lobster, lighthouses, hiking, skiing and craft breweries the state offers.
This is an exciting opportunity to join a highly-motivated and engaging team in a dynamic position that will allow the candidate to explore projects that are of special interest.