Physics Resident

Job Description

Ottawa, Ontario
The Ottawa Hospital
501 Smyth Rd, Ottawa ON K1H 8L6
$ 34.03
13 July 2020
28 February 2020
Full-time, contract



The Ottawa Hospital Cancer Centre

The Ottawa Hospital Cancer Centre is recruiting for a Medical Physics Resident to start in September 2020.  The successful applicant will receive hands-on training over two years covering all aspects of clinical physics related to radiation oncology including radiation dosimetry, external beam treatment planning, brachytherapy, stereotactic radiosurgery, radiation safety and quality assurance of all radiation therapy equipment.  In addition, residents work with our dynamic team of 18 board-certified medical physicists on clinical implementation projects and research and development work. At the completion of the program the resident will have the knowledge and experience required to apply for clinical certification.  This program is accredited by CAMPEP (



The Ottawa Hospital is one of the largest academic hospitals in Canada.  The Cancer Centre serves a population of approximately 1.2 million people and treats more than 4400 patients with radiation therapy per year.  Current equipment includes a CyberKnife, 2 Tomotherapy units, 9 Elekta LINACs with kilovoltage imaging, an Orthovoltage unit, 3 CT simulators, an MR-Simulator and a PET-CT scanner.  The centre supports active clinical programs in brachytherapy, total body irradiation and stereotactic ablative radiotherapy. 


Applicants must have a strong grounding in physics and meet the minimum admission standards specified by CAMPEP.  The preferred qualification is a Ph.D. in medical physics and graduation from a CAMPEP accredited graduate or certificate program.  While all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply, in accordance with Canadian Employment and Immigration requirements, preference is given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.   Candidates should also have good verbal and written communication skills, basic knowledge in radiation physics is preferred, demonstrated research ability and a strong interest in working with a multi-disciplinary medical team.


The centre offers a competitive salary and benefits package during the training program.


Ottawa is Canada’s capital city and offers a wide array of cultural and recreational facilities.  Visit the website at for more details. 


Additional information about the position may be obtained from: Elizabeth Henderson, Ph.D., FCCPM, Program Director – TOH Radiation Oncology Physics Residency Program, or 613-737-7700 x 70012, and our program website:


This program participates in the MedPhys match.  Qualified applicants should submit a CV package (single document) that includes a cover letter, CV, status in Canada, names of three professional referees, and academic transcripts through The Ottawa Hospital on-line application system ( Job ID 73176 by February 28th 2020.



Alison Gardner
613-798-5555 x10551

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