ALB00197691 Requisition #

Your Opportunity:

The Department of Medical Physics is seeking Radiation Oncology and MR-certified Medical Physicists to support pre-installation work and commissioning at the new Calgary Cancer Centre, as well as ongoing clinical service at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre. Scheduled to open to the public in 2023, the 1.4billion dollar Calgary Cancer Centre will be a leading health care facility, academic, and research centre that will provide cancer services for Calgary and Southern Alberta. For more information on the CCC planning, design and construction, please visit our website. The CCC will have 10 Linacs, 2 MR-Linacs at opening with a total of 15 vaults. There will be two MRIs dedicated for simulation and brachytherapy, as well as orthovoltage, a CT simulator, and a PET-CT simulator. Clinical radiotherapy programs at the current Tom Baker Cancer Centre in brachytherapy, SBRT, TBI, pediatric cancers and stereotactic radiosurgery will be transitioned to the CCC. Medical physics assistants, electronics, design lab and computer applications groups, as well as medical physicist residents & fellows, will support commissioning and clinical development programs. The Successful applicants will have a once-in-a-career opportunity to be part of bringing the new Calgary Cancer Centre (CCC) to clinical operation. Ranked the 5th most livable city in the world, Calgary is one of the world's cleanest cities and one of the best cities in Canada to raise a family. Calgarians benefit from a growing number of world-class dining and cultural events and enjoy more days of sunshine per year than any other major Canadian city. Calgary is less than an hour's drive from the majestic Rocky Mountains and boasts the most extensive urban pathway and bikeway network in North America. Please note: these are temporary positions with a strong possibility of extension and/or becoming permanent.


Teams of physicists, physics assistants will receive and commission QA equipment, inspect rooms and support the design-build process, and develop procedures and documentation. Commissioning plans will be developed and completed for all simulators and linacs. Clinical workflows and techniques will be developed to enable all treatment techniques, such as total body irradiation, SRS, SBRT, CNS irradiation and pediatrics, to be transitioned to the new CCC. Physicists will work with physics assistants and electronics staff to support the design and set-up of these radiation medicine information systems and associated applications. The MR-Linac physics team will work with radiation oncology and radiation therapy to define patient selection criteria, a standardization framework for protocolized treatment, anatomical and functional imaging and adaptive radiotherapy. The physics team will also define commissioning and quality assurance programs, as well as the training and education plan. Medical physicists will work in collaboration with oncologists and therapists to develop MR-based brachytherapy programs. They will train and educate the end users for this program, in addition to defining the quality control program and commissioning plan. The Department of Medical Physics at TBCC has active teaching and research programs. Our CAMPEP-accredited graduate and residency programs are run through the University of Calgary https://ucalgary.ca/radiation-oncology-physics. Starting dates between April 2021 and Jan 2022 are available. All postings will be open until filled, and applications will be considered as they are received. Please include a CV and cover letter outlining your career goals and suitability for this position along with three references. For further information, contact Wendy.Smith@ahs.ca.

  • Classification: Physicist
  • Union: Exempt
  • Department: Medical Physics
  • Primary Location: Tom Baker Cancer Centre
  • Temporary Employee Class: Temp P/T Benefits
  • FTE: 0.50
  • Posting End Date: 22-APR-2021
  • Date Available: 08-APR-2021
  • Temporary End Date: 31-MAR-2022
  • Hours per Shift: Negotiable
  • Length of Shift in weeks: 2
  • Shifts per cycle: 10
  • Shift Pattern: Negotiable
  • Days Off: As Per Rotation
  • Minimum Salary: $50.87
  • Maximum Salary: $89.48
  • Vehicle Requirement: Not Applicable
Required Qualifications:

PhD in Medical Physics or related discipline. Completion of an accredited residency program and eligible for certification through the Canadian College of Physicists in Medicine or equivalent. Demonstrated commitment to the highest clinical standards and highly developed interpersonal, team work, organizational and leadership skills are also required.

Additional Required Qualifications:

As required.

Preferred Qualifications:

Member of Canadian College of Physicists in Medicine. Experience in clinical medical physics beyond the residency level is an asset.

Please note:

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


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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