Medical Physics Researcher - Postdoctoral Fellowship

Job Description

Halifax, Nova Scotia
Nova Scotia Health Authority
1799 Robie Street
$ 24.53
1 September 2017
25 September 2017

The Nova Scotia Health Authority is the largest provider of health services in Nova Scotia.  We are over 22,000 employees who provide health care and support services in hospitals, health centres and community-based programs throughout Nova Scotia.

Nova Scotia Health Authority provides health services to Nova Scotians and some specialized services to Maritimers and Atlantic Canadians. We operate hospitals, health centres and community-based programs across the province. Our team of health professionals includes employees, doctors, researchers, learners and volunteers that provide the health care or services you may need. This is accomplished across four geographic management zones which are responsible for the operation of acute care health centres and the provision of a variety of inpatient, outpatient services including academic, tertiary, quaternary care and community based programs and services including continuing care, primary health care, public health, and mental health and addictions.


The NSHA Department of Medical Physics is the largest of its kind in Atlantic Canada and fulfils mandated clinical support, advanced research and teaching. All medical physicists hold academic appointments at Dalhousie University and the Department directs both graduate programs and residency training programs in medical physics. Clinical resources include nine image guidance-equipped clinical linear accelerators, a superficial/orthovoltage treatment unit, CT imaging platforms, HDR brachytherapy afterloader unit, and thin-client Eclipse and iPlan treatment planning systems. Research facilities include a complete and fully staffed electronics shop research RT planning systems, a 3D printing laboratory, a grid.The Department of Medical Physics is multidisciplinary working environment and collaboration with medical physicists, medical physics residents, graduate student researchers and radiation therapists.Activities include, but are not limited to:• Develop a dual-energy stereoscopic imaging system capable of real time tumor monitoring to advance the state of the art in precision radiotherapy and radiosurgery

• Undertake the research project, design phantoms, develop algorithms, and perform simulations / experiments

• Design and implement data acquisition and control systems, critically analyze the data, and report the findings

• Assist in integration of prototype technology into a clinical image guidance system

• Mentor /guide other research staff in the lab

• Collaborate in preparation of papers and grant proposals, and presentation of results


• PhD degree in medical physics, biomedical engineering or related field• PhD-level experience with x-ray imaging systems or CT is required• Proficiency in scientific programming languages such as Matlab, Python, and C• Strong signal processing and image analysis skills are required• Experience working in an academic or clinical/medical research environment• Ability to disseminate findings in a clear and concise manner, both verbally and in writing to a variety of audiences• Excellent time management skills and ability to effectively manage completing priorities• Ability to work independently with limited supervision and in a professional manner• Demonstrated organizational, analytical skills and attention to detail• Demonstrated problem solving, decision-making, planning and evaluation skills• Experience with dual-energy x-ray imaging or dual-energy CT is an asset• Previous experience in real-time data acquisition using Matlab, LabVIEW and Python with DAQ interfaces is preferred• Experience with radiation oncology equipment and treatment planning systems is an asset• Competencies in other languages an asset, French preferredSuccessful Applicants are required to provide a criminal record check (including Vulnerable Sector Search) to People Services before starting employment and assume any associated costs as a condition of employment.

Hours of Work:

Long Assignment Full-Time Position; 75 hours bi-weekly

With an approximate start date of September 1, 2017 and an expected end date of August 31, 2020

These are anticipated dates and may be subject to change

Occasional evening and weekend work will be required to access clinical systems


$ 24. 5264 - $ 30.658  hourly

Thank you for your interest in this position.  Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.  Typically interviews are held within three to four weeks of the closing date.

This is a Management/Non Union  Research bargaining unit position. Preference is given to bargaining unit employees for unionized positions.

Employees are encouraged to view their seniority hours and dates in their SuccessFactors online profile.

Successful applicants changing unions, bargaining units or employment status, are advised to seek clarification regarding their seniority, benefits and vacation entitlement and/or usage,

Nova Scotia Health Authority is proud to provide a smoke free and scent free environment.

Only online applications are accepted.


Karri Lynn Davidson

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