Job Title: Medical Physicist Site: Princess Margaret Cancer Centre Department: Medical Physics, Radiation Medicine Program Reports to: Head of Medical Physics Hours: 37.5 hours per week Mon – Fri Status: Permanent full-time
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At University Health Network, which consists of Toronto General, Toronto Western, Princess Margaret and Toronto Rehab hospitals, nothing is more important to us than our team of dedicated employees. UHN focuses on creating and maintaining a workplace of choice, where our people are recognized and valued. We focus on creating a workplace where people enjoy the challenge of their career, create and engage in best practices and are treated with respect.
The Department of Medical Physics and the Radiation Medicine Program at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre are seeking candidates for a full-time Medical Physics position. The successful applicant will join our existing team of dedicated Medical Physicists and will work closely within a multi-disciplinary radiation oncology and therapy team. Responsibilities for this position include supporting our radiation medicine program through clinical implementation of technology, workflow, and processes and quality control for treatment planning, imaging, and delivery equipment. The successful candidate will have strong clinical skills combined with abilities to innovate and conduct translational research and development work. This position will involve teaching medical physics and radiation oncology residents. The Department of Medical Physics supports staff professional and academic growth by providing access to research and development opportunities related to topics such as process automation, MR-guided external beam radiotherapy and brachytherapy, dose accumulation and adaptive radiotherapy, and the use of functional imaging for treatment response assessment. The successful candidate with be expected to secure an appointment in the Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of Toronto. Consideration will be given to candidates that have a Ph.D in medical physics or related field, or candidates of outstanding merit that have an MSc. CCPM Board eligibility is required for this position and CCPM board certification is preferred (ABR board certification is accepted). Experience as staff physicist in a radiation oncology program will be considered as an asset.
Desirable Skills / Attributes:
- Motivated individual with strong work-ethic
- Self-directed in learning and research
- Good communication skills with clinical and research team
- Innovative, collaborative and strong problem-solving skills
- Experience in advanced imaging, treatment planning and delivery technologies.
Facility and Equipment:
The Radiation Medicine Program (RMP) at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre is guided by a commitment to patient-centered care with focus on quality, safety, and expertise. Inspired by our Vision of “Precision Radiation Medicine. Personalized Care. Global Impact.”, our program endeavors to improve the quality of radiation therapy worldwide through innovative research, education, and the uptake of cutting-edge, novel radiation practices and technologies.
Our facilities include 15 linear accelerators, an Elekta Unity MR-Linac, a state-of-the-art Magnetic Resonance-guided Radiation Therapy (MRgRT) suite, two Leksell Gamma Knife Perfexion units and a full brachytherapy program. Three CT-simulators, 1 PET-CT simulator and one MRI-simulator (3T) are available in our program for simulation and planning. Our main treatment planning system is RayStation, which is also used for the implementation of our dose accumulation and adaptive portfolio.
The RMP includes 31 medical physicists, 38 radiation oncologists and 160 radiation therapists. These core disciplines are supported by clinical, research, administrative and technical support teams. This inter-professional group of over 350 staff work together to deliver high quality and safe radiation treatment to over 8,000 cancer patients annually.