Medical Physicist: Two positions, one in External Beam Radiation Therapy, one in Brachytherapy - Princess Margaret Cancer Centre

Medical Physicist: Two positions, one in External Beam Radiation Therapy, one in Brachytherapy - Princess Margaret Cancer Centre

Reports to: Head of Medical Physics

Princess Margaret Cancer Centre 610 University Avenue, Ontario, Canada M5G2M9

Salary: $130,681 to $163,352 per annum

Positions Description:
The Department of Medical Physics and the Radiation Medicine Program at the Princess Margaret (PM) Cancer Centre are seeking two Medical Physicists to fill permanent fulltime positions. One position will be with focus on a main role in external beam radiation therapy while the other is focused on a main role in brachytherapy. The successful candidates will become part of a team of 30 Medical Physicists, will participate in clinical activities and will be expected to contribute to innovative research, educational activities and clinical development projects.

The Department of Medical Physics supports staff professional and academic growth by providing access to research and development opportunities related to topics in a set of focus areas. Topics include process automation, data science, MR-guided external beam radiotherapy and brachytherapy, dose accumulation, adaptive radiotherapy, radiation dosimetry, proton therapy technology development, functional imaging for treatment response assessment and optical techniques and biophotonics in conjunction with radiation.

The department of Medical Physics is active in education and training of medical physicists through its CAMPEP-accredited residency program at the University of Toronto, Department of Radiation Oncology. The department also maintains a strong relation with University of Toronto’s Department of Medical Biophysics through which it recently established a CAMPEP-accredited Ph.D. program, providing robust access to top-notch graduate students. The successful candidate will be encouraged and supported to secure an academic appointment at the Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of Toronto.

The successful candidates hold a PhD degree in Medical Physics or related field, are CCPM eligible and have experience in advanced imaging, treatment planning and delivery technologies in external beam radiation therapy (position 1) and brachytherapy (position 2). The candidates are motivated self-starters wanting to make a difference, team players with excellent communication and problem-solving skills, eager to foster and develop their leadership skills and keen in participating in or leading clinical development and research. The individuals have sustained academic productivity as evidenced by publications, grants, book chapters and committee activity in professional and scientific societies (COMP, AAPM, ASTRO, ESTRO, etc). Post-doctoral research experience is considered an asset.

Vaccines (COVID-19 and others) are a requirement of the job unless one has an exemption on a medical ground pursuant to the Ontario Human Rights Code.

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Medical Physicist: Two positions, one in External Beam Radiation Therapy, one in Brachytherapy - Princess Margaret Cancer Centre
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