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Research Radiobiologist: Department of Radiation Oncology, Beaumont Health

Beaumont Health


Radiobiologist Position

The department is seeking an established normal tissue radiobiologist to complement ongoing research in the clinic, physics and biology. The rationale for this position being that in clinical radiation therapy the total dose of radiation that can be safely administered is limited not by the sensitivity of the tumor itself, but by the risk of morbidity arising in those normal tissues unavoidably included within the treatment volume. The normal tissue radiobiologist will lead a program of research investigating the biological mechanisms and consequences of radiation in key normal tissues such as lung and heart and provide the basis for the development of predictive assays and biomarkers of normal tissue response utilizing the extensive imaging and omic technologies available within the Department and Research Institute. The normal tissue radiobiologist will be expected to integrate his/her research into ongoing projects and attain federal funding within 3 to 5 years.

About the Department

The Department of Radiation Oncology comprises of 18 attending physicians operating across three hospital sites with 10 linear accelerators, Gamma Knife, brachytherapy, 1.5T MRI/Linac  and a newly opened Proton Center. The Department of Radiation Oncology is among the finest in the world and has pioneered techniques such as high-dose-rate prostate brachytherapy, adaptive radiotherapy, partial breast irradiation (via brachytherapy and 3D conformal external beam RT), integration of CT-PET imaging into the treatment planning process, 4D adaptive radiotherapy, image-guided stereotactic body radiotherapy, and intensity-modulated RT for prostate, breast, lung, pancreatic, and other malignancies.  Research and education are fundamental to the Department which supports high quality programs in clinical, physics and radiobiology/cancer biology research which are integrated to translate into innovative treatment strategies.

Major Research Facilities

The research and development activity in clinical, physics and biology is supported by the Adaptive Oncology Imaging Suite (AOIS) that includes a dedicated clinical PET-CT and  3.0 Tesla MRI and  a state-of-the-art small animal imaging and treatment facility that includes an image-guided small animal radiation research platform (SARRP), a combined microPET/SPECT/CT scanner and a 3.0T small animal MRI. There is also a research radiochemistry facility for the production of non-standard PET and SPECT probes.  The Department’s research radiobiology and tumor meatabolomic  laboratories encompass  7,500 squre feet and have extensive wet-laboratory space and equipment. The pre-clinical AOIS resides in the Beaumont Research Institute Animal Facility which occupies 10,934 square feet and consists of 9 large animal rooms, three 5-rack small animal rooms and three 3-rack small animal rooms. The Beaumont Research Institute BioBank and Core Molecular Laboratories provide an extensive range of molecular pathology, proteomic, metabolomic and genomic research equipment and expertise to support Departmental research.

Key Responsibilities

  1. Formulates experimental hypotheses and designs experimental protocols.
  2. Develops necessary new technologies and protocols.
  3. Processes and interprets experimental data.
  4. Trains and supervises technical staff.
  5. Prepares funding documents, written reports, manuscripts for submission to scientific journals, and patent applications.
  6. Active participation in national societies

Qualifications Required

  1. The qualified individual will have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in an associated field.
  2. Experience in grant writing and a successful track record of extramural funding are preferred.
  3. Experience with teaching and mentoring responsibilities is highly desirable.

Appointment Details

  1. The appointment will be made at Associate or Full Professor level in the Oakland University/William Beaumont Medical School depending on qualifications
  2. Substantial financial support is available for 5 years

For more information call Craig Stevens M.D., Ph.D 248-551-7058   and send CV to Jeannie Lakatos (Jeannie.Lakatos@beaumont.edu)


  • Radiation Oncology

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Research Radiobiologist: Department of Radiation Oncology, Beaumont Health

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