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Laboratory Technician (Physics Assistant)

University of Michigan

Job Description

Mission Statement

Michigan Medicine improves the health of patients, populations and communities through excellence in education, patient care, community service, research and technology development, and through leadership activities in Michigan, nationally and internationally.  Our mission is guided by our Strategic Principles and has three critical components; patient care, education and research that together enhance our contribution to society.

Why Join Michigan Medicine?

Michigan Medicine is one of the largest health care complexes in the world and has been the site of many groundbreaking medical and technological advancements since the opening of the U-M Medical School in 1850. Michigan Medicine is comprised of over 30,000 employees and our vision is to attract, inspire, and develop outstanding people in medicine, sciences, and healthcare to become one of the world’s most distinguished academic health systems.  In some way, great or small, every person here helps to advance this world-class institution. Work at Michigan Medicine and become a victor for the greater good.

What Benefits can you Look Forward to?

  • Excellent medical, dental and vision coverage effective on your very first day
  • 2:1 Match on retirement savings


  • Work with a small team under the supervision of Faculty Medical Physicists to perform quality assurance measurements for clinical treatments and assist with various research measurements and analysis.
  • Perform patient-specific dosimetric measurements, dose calculations, dosimetric and geometric comparisons, and perform analysis for radiation oncology treatments. Measurements will include film acquisition and digitization, flat panel detectors, ion chambers, diodes, and other dosimetric devices.
  • Acquire quality assurance information including machine data, patient setup, and imaging information during radiation oncology patient treatments. Set up these data for analysis with respect to expected results. Assist in commissioning of new quality assurance equipment as appropriate.
  • Perform patient-specific and process-related quality assurance checks of the treatment planning and delivery process from patient immobilization through CT-simulation, treatment planning and delivery, and delivery-related imaging and QA data.
  • Assist with the introduction of new technology and procedures into radiation oncology treatment practice. Perform dosimetric measurements, analysis, documentation and training for commissioning of radiation oncology equipment.
  • Support advanced patient imaging and positioning protocols by developing procedures and instructing staff.
  • Acquire and analyze patient data for retrospective or prospective clinical and protocol studies.

Required Qualifications*

Bachelor's degree in Physics, Nuclear Engineering or applied science (or an equivalent combination of education and experience is necessary).

Desired Qualifications*

  • Specialized training in radiological physics or dosimetry, or an equivalent amount of education and experience.
  • Experience in data analysis techniques, experimentation, and software analysis tools is desirable. 1+ years of experience with radiation measurement techniques and use and testing of a radiation treatment planning system is also desirable

Background Screening

Michigan Medicine conducts background screening and pre-employment drug testing on job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent job offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background screenings.  Background screenings are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Report Act. Pre-employment drug testing applies to all selected candidates, including new or additional faculty and staff appointments, as well as transfers from other U-M campuses.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days.  The review and selection process may begin as early as the eighth day after posting. This opening may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

U-M COVID-19 Vaccination Policy

COVID-19 vaccinations, including one booster when eligible, are required for all University of Michigan students, faculty and staff across all campuses, including Michigan Medicine.  This includes those working remotely and temporary workers.   More information on this new policy is available on the U-M Health Response website or the UM-Dearborn and UM-Flint websites.

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