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Requisition ID:  9805

Radiation Therapist

Job Summary

*Updated 9/17/2020*: At this time, this position is actively recruiting and accepting applications.


The Radiation Therapist will provide patient-centered clinical radiation therapy for client-owned pets with cancer (primarily dogs and cats). Operate the linear accelerator and work closely with the on-site Radiation Oncologist, Radiation Oncology residents, and Registered Veterinary Technicians on the team to participate in administering the Radiation Oncology department schedule, provide state of the art radiation therapy (IMRT, SRT), ensure patient safety and maximize team efficiency.  Be responsible for quality control, quality assurance, preventive maintenance, compliance with NRC, ISDH, OSHA, and university regulatory and safety standards, and validation studies for the linear accelerator. CT simulation, localization, patient assessment and setup, radiation protection, and safety are all expected duties for this position. Assist to provide clinical instruction to veterinary students, veterinary nursing students, and veterinary residents and interns rotating through the Radiation Oncology service.


Purdue University is a beautiful campus located in West Lafayette, Indiana. University employees are afforded a generous benefits package including medical/dental/vision insurance, paid time off, and retirement contributions.


This posting may be filled at multiple levels (S3 or S4). The hiring manager will determine the job level based on the skills, experience, and qualifications of the selected candidate.


S3 requirements:

  • Associate's degree from ARRT Accredited Program
  • Licensed through Indiana State Department of Health


S4 requirements:

  • Associate's degree from ARRT Accredited Program
  • Licensed through Indiana State Department of Health
  • 3 years of experience delivering radiation therapy



  • Ability to work under pressure in emergency situations
  • Good oral/written communication skills; ability to follow verbal and written instructions
  • Ability to handle the physical and emotional aspects of work in a hospital environment
  • Ability to lift and carry 25-50 pound frequently and 60 pounds occasionally


Additional Information:

  • Monday - Friday day shift; no on-call
  • Purdue will not sponsor employment authorization for this position  
  • A background check will be required for employment in this position
  • FLSA: Non-Exempt (Eligible For Overtime)
  • Retirement Eligibility: Non-exempt Defined Contribution Plan
  • Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply