Dosimetrist II - Radiation Oncology

The University of Iowa

Job Reference #: 22004136

The University of Iowa Department of Radiation Oncology is seeking a Dosimetrist II. The position will be responsible for performing calculations, computerized treatment planning and quality assurance to ensure the accurate delivery of the prescribed dose for patients undergoing radiation therapy.

Duties to include:

Generate radiation treatment plans incorporating CT (3D and 4D), MRI, PET, and other imaging data with radiation beam data using treatment planning computer systems.

Check treatment plans and medical records for patients receiving radiation therapy, and ensure that radiation doses are accurate and delivered in accordance with the treatment prescription and state regulations.

Perform image registration utilizing various imaging modalities including CT, MRI and PET.

Identify and contour patient anatomy to evaluate and limit the dose to organs at risk.

Construct treatment devices and special treatment aids as required for a specific patient.

Generate treatment plans, assist with application, and ensure proper radiation safety practices for brachytherapy treatments.

Provide dosimetry instruction for medical staff, medical residents, medical students, medical physics residents, radiation therapy technology students, and other learners as designated.

Assist in calibration, performance testing, and quality assurance of radiation therapy equipment and report repair problems to appropriate personnel.

Assist radiation physicist in calibration procedures and radiation surveys required to ensure radiation safety of patients, personnel, and the general public.

Assist radiation physicist and radiation oncologist with development, evaluation and implementation of new techniques and equipment in radiation therapy.

Assist with clinical research involving dosimetry, equipment, or treatment procedures.

Maintain effective working relationships with faculty, staff, students and the public.


Supervision and direction received from the Chief Medical Dosimetrist or other designated official.

University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics—recognized as one of the best hospitals in the United States—is Iowa's only comprehensive academic medical center and a regional referral center. Each day more than 12,000 employees, students, and volunteers work together to provide safe, quality health care and excellent service for our patients. Simply stated, our mission is: Changing Medicine. Changing Lives.®

Percent of Time: 100%

Schedule: Schedule between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Alternate schedules may be considered based on the needs of the position. This position is not eligible for remote work.

Pay Grade: https:/

Benefits Highlights:

  • Regular salaried position located in Iowa City, Iowa
  • Fringe benefit package including paid vacation; sick leave; health, dental, life and disability insurance options; and generous employer contributions into retirement plans
  • For more information about Why Iowa?, click

Required Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in a basic science or an equivalent combination of education and related experience in radiologic technology is required.
  • Certification by the Medical Dosimetrist Certification Board or eligible for certification through completion of a formal training program in Medical Dosimetry JCERT accredited program is required.
  • Experience with VMAT (Volumetric-Modulated Arc Radiation Therapy)/IMRT (Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy) treatment planning required.
  • Experience with SBRT (Stereotactic-Body Radiation Therapy) treatment planning required.
  • Experience with IGRT (Image-Guided Radiation Therapy) and Multi-Modality treatment planning required.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills are required.
  • Problem-solving, teamwork, and conflict resolution skills are required.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience with Pinnacle treatment planning is desired.
  • Experience with Monaco treatment planning is desired.
  • Experience with MRI Linac Accelerator treatment planning is desired.

Application Process: In order to be considered, applicants must upload a resume and detailed cover letter (under submission relevant materials) that clearly address how they meet the listed required and desired qualifications of this position.

Job openings are posted for a minimum of 14 calendar days.

Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background check. This position is not eligible for University sponsorship for employment authorization.

For questions, contact Joleen Timm at

The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy (including childbirth and related conditions), disability, genetic information, status as a U.S. veteran, service in the U.S. military, sexual orientation, gender identity, or associational preferences.

Job ID: 84629

Posted 28 days ago

Share This Job