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Alberta Health Services
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The Cross Cancer Institute (CCI) has an immediate opening for an academic minded clinical medical physicist to support the research, teaching, and clinical programs in the radiation oncology program. This full-time permanent position will join a large and broadly skilled clinical and academic team, supporting activities in external beam radiation therapy, brachytherapy, nuclear medicine and diagnostic imaging. The ideal candidate will complement the existing world renowned clinical, teaching, and research programs of the group, known for its high quality of care, cutting edge techniques, innovative technology, and its CAMPEP accredited graduate and residency programs. The CCI is embarking on clinical trials and continued research with its in-house and first of its kind linac-MR, a program that a suitable candidate will be expected to support and develop. The CCI medical physics department also boasts involvement in numerous clinical trials, and has capabilities in state of the art SRS, brachytherapy, and motion management. The department has a research 3T MRI, a 9.4 T animal MRI, a 0.2 T linac-MR prototype, and a full scale (human sized) 0.5 linac-MR prototype. Installation and testing of a clinical linac-MR system is also underway, engineered and built in house based on the research and design work carried out on these earlier prototypes. The department also has access to PET-CT and PET-MR two Philips Big Bore CT-sims, scanners and 8 state of the art Varian accelerators, as well as an Elekta gamma knife, an orthovoltage superficial unit, HDR and PDR brachy systems, an active permanent seed implant brachy program, and an ocular brachy program. The fully equipped medical physics machine shop, coupled with ample computing resources and expertise, makes the department ideal for both experimentalists and theoretical researchers.

Description:

This position will carry out all the usual duties of a clinical medical physicist, including oversight / design of quality assurance programs, implementation of new treatment or planning techniques, quality checks on the radiation treatment planning process, assisting in the drafting, implementation and review of policy as needed, and assisting where required with the radiation safety program. It is also expected that the candidate will engage in research and teaching activities, and candidates will be expected to hold an appointment with the University of Alberta.

  • Classification: Physicist
  • Union: Exempt
  • Department: ACB EDM CROSS Medical Physics
  • Primary Location: Cross Cancer Institute
  • Employee Class: Regular Full Time
  • FTE: 1.00
  • Posting End Date: 27-SEP-2019
  • Date Available: 28-OCT-2019
  • Hours per Shift: 7.75
  • Length of Shift in weeks: 2
  • Shifts per cycle: 10
  • Shift Pattern: Days
  • Days Off: Saturday/Sunday
  • Minimum Salary: $50.87
  • Maximum Salary: $89.48
  • Vehicle Requirement: N/A
Required Qualifications:

Graduate of a CAMPEP accredited program and residency, PhD preferred. MCCPM or equivalent in Radiation Oncology required, FCCPM preferred. Proven track record of clinical, academic and teaching excellence expected. Excellent communication skills, interpersonal skills and independent project leadership must be evident. 5+ years clinical experience preferred (residency + clinical experience).


Additional Required Qualifications:

Demonstrated knowledge in Radiation Physics, Radiation Dosimetry, Principles of Imaging, Radiation Protection, Human Anatomy and Physiology, Radiation Biology, Radiation Measurement Techniques and Instrumentation, and Clinical Oncologic Imaging and Radiation Oncology. Excellent oral and written communication skills are mandatory as well as excellent general computer skills including MS Office (including Excel, Word, Power Point), and MATLAB or equivalent; general measurement and error analysis skills; adaptability and ability to work independently and as an effective team member; ability to work effectively with scientific and medical professionals, as well as all members of the multidisciplinary health care team; well organized, efficient and able to meet competing priorities; good presentation skills.


Preferred Qualifications:

Track record of implementing new technologies and new programs in radiation oncology. Demonstrated creation of independent research program, supervising graduate students and post docs, successful grant applications, and publishing as first author. Successfully working with interdisciplinary teams in the clinical and research setting. Independent development of curriculum for graduate program and residencies.

Please note:

All postings close at 23:59 of the posting end date indicated.

Important:

Alberta Health Services (AHS) is committed to ensuring the safety of staff and patients and requires all NEW employees to provide a satisfactory criminal record check (CRC) and/or Vulnerable Sector Search(VSS) prior to the start of their employment. The CRC/VSS must be specific to the role at AHS and must be dated no more than 90 days prior to the date on your written offer from AHS.

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