Research Assistant - Medical Physics R&D

Job Description

Halifax, Nova Scotia
Nova Scotia Health Authority
5820 University Ave, Halifax, NS B3H 1V7
$ 24.31
7 January 2019
7 December 2018

The NSHA Department of Medical Physics is the largest of its kind in Atlantic Canada and fulfils mandated clinical support, advanced research and teaching. Clinical resources include nine IGRT-equipped clinical linear accelerators, an orthovoltage treatment unit, CT imaging platforms, HDR brachytherapy and Eclipse and iPlan TPSs. Research facilities include a complete and fully staffed electronics shop, machine shop, research RT planning systems, a 3D printing laboratory, and a computing grid.

The successful applicant will join a dynamic R&D team working on five separate, cutting-edge innovations to improve precision radiotherapy and radiosurgery. The team includes postdoctoral fellows, PhD and master's students, software developers, engineers, therapists, a project manager and four medical physicist PIs.



Assist in developing a dual-energy stereoscopic x-ray imaging system for precision radiotherapy and radiosurgery; Design phantoms, develop algorithms, and perform simulations and experimental studies; Design and implement data acquisition and control systems, critically analyze data, and report findings; Collaborate in preparation of papers and scientific presentation of results



MSc degree in medical physics, biomedical engineering or related fields; Proficiency in scientific programming languages such as Matlab, Python, and C    Strong analytical and problem-solving skills; Experience in data processing; Previous knowledge or experience in medical imaging systems is strongly desired; Previous experience with x-ray imaging systems or CT is preferred; Ability to disseminate findings clearly and concisely for a variety of audiences; Ability to meet project and reporting deadlines, and effectively manage competing priorities; Experience with radiation oncology equipment and treatment planning systems is an asset; Competencies in other languages an asset, French preferred

·        Successful 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


PLEASE NOTE: Applicants relying on education and experience equivalencies must clearly state such equivalencies in their cover letter, resume, or application.  Additionally, candidates will not be considered for an interview if applications are incomplete or are missing information.



Hours of Work

*Casual, long assignment, full-time position; 75 hours bi-weekly *Beginning January 7, 2019 with an expected end date of January 30, 2021 (Approximately 24 months) *Dates are subject to change.


Salary Information


$19.4487 - $24.31 CAD per hour






Gillian Hatcher

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