Medical Physicist

Job Description

Surrey, British Columbia
BC Cancer
15 April 2019
Permanent, full-time

BC Cancer is committed to reducing the incidence of cancer, reducing the mortality from cancer, and improving the quality of life of those living with cancer. It provides a comprehensive cancer control program for the people of British Columbia by working with community partners to deliver a range of cancer services, including prevention, early detection, diagnosis and treatment, research, education, supportive care, rehabilitation and palliative care. It operates six regional cancer centres in Surrey, Kelowna, Vancouver, Vancouver Island, Abbotsford and Prince George. The BC Cancer Research Centre conducts research into the causes and cures for cancer.

BC Cancer is part of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) which plans, manages and evaluates specialty and province-wide health care services across BC.  PHSA embodies values that reflect a commitment to excellence. These include: Respect people • Be compassionate • Dare to innovate • Cultivate partnerships • Serve with purpose.

British Columbia, Canada

Medical Physicist

BC Cancer

Permanent Full-Time Opportunity

Surrey, BC

Applications are invited for the position of Medical Physicist at BC Cancer.  The successful candidate will join a team of 7 physicists supporting a very active Radiation Therapy Program.  The Centre has 5 linear accelerators equipped with state of the art IMRT, SABR, IGRT, VMAT and motion management systems, Orthovoltage.  Treatment planning is carried out on Varian Eclipse integrated into as extensive province-wide Aria network.

Reporting to the Head of Medical Physics, the successful candidate is expected to participate fully in all clinical services, treatment planning, quality assurance and development of new treatment techniques and protocols.

The successful candidate will be expected to demonstrate excellence in clinical and academic services. We run a CAMPEP accredited graduate medical physics program with the University of British Columbia (UBC) and a province-wide CAMPEP accredited BC Canacer medical physics residency program.  A wide variety of collaborative research opportunities exist across the BC Cancer, UBC and Simon Fraser University Campuses.

Qualifications & Experience:

PhD. or MSc. in Medical Physics.  A minimum of 3 years’ experience in Radiation Therapy Physics is required.

Preference will be given to applicants who are members of CCPM/ABR.  Exceptional candidates not meeting these requirements may be considered.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. We offer a competitive compensation package.

Surrey is located 30 kilometers from downtown Vancouver and offers ready access to all the recreational and cultural activities that the Greater Vancouver area has to offer. 

Join our dynamic and innovative family of health care practitioners in British Columbia, and enjoy Canada’s West Coast Lifestyle with this unique opportunity.

Qualified applicants should submit a covering letter and detailed curriculum vitae to:


Kirpal Kohli, Ph.D., DABR, Professional Practice Leader, BC Cancer


Applications will be accepted until Monday, April 15, 2019.

The PHSA is committed to employment equity and hires on the basis of merit.  We encourage applications from all qualified individuals, including Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities.


Kirpal Kohli, Ph.D., DABR, Professional Practice Leader

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