London & South East England
Elekta empowers talented individuals to improve, prolong and even contribute to saving patient lives. While we work to provide intelligent and resource-efficient solutions that offer confidence to healthcare providers and patients, among our most satisfying accomplishments is the ongoing personal development of our staff. It can be a rewarding and empowering experience working at the forefront of pioneering medical technology.
To support the growth of the Elekta business and our constant innovation in patient care, the Global Engineering business area has an exciting opportunity for a Physicist, based in our offices in Crawley, UK.
The R&D Physics group is responsible for providing support to the business and contribute with designs and measurements in the following areas: physics of radiotherapy systems, including beam generation and dosimetry (electron beams, MV and kV photon beams), general radiation physics, Monte Carlo simulations and other computational modelling methods, control systems for experiments, microwave components and theory, accelerator waveguide testing and tuning, optics, physics of detectors and imaging systems (both X-ray and MR-based). Candidates for this position should be capable of contributing in several of these areas, but particularly regarding the physics of RF linear accelerators.
Successful applicants will take part in the evolution of image-guided RT systems by providing direct input to new developments and will be involved in both computational and experimental activities. The position will involve planning, implementing and managing design activities and test programmes, as well as providing general RF physics support to other areas of the business. The role will require a good understanding of the theory of beam generation, transport and monitoring. This role will require an excellent understanding of periodic accelerating structures, particle in-cell modelling, electron sources, high-power RF sources and electron beam dynamics.
The candidate will be expected to be able to carry out some scientific computational activities (e.g. using Matlab and other physics modelling tools, such as CST), as well as experiments, using standard equipment and techniques for both low-power and high-power tests of accelerating structures. In this role, the successful applicant will be expected to interact with multi-disciplinary teams. Projects will often offer interaction with Research Institutions and commercial organisations inside and outside of the UK, therefore exceptional written and spoken communication skills are required. Good planning and organisational skills, as well as the ability to work to tight deadlines and within a successful team, are also essential for this role.
Candidates should have at least a degree in Physics/Engineering, Accelerator Physics, Particle Beam Physics or closely related discipline, with evidence of experience of applied RF physics either in a research or industrial environment. It is desirable that they are educated to MSc or PhD level and have experience of radiotherapy systems. Candidates must also be aware of safety requirements when working with ionising radiation and high power sources.
When applying for this role, please think carefully about the job requirements and ensure that your CV reflects the required skills we need for this role, please ensure you are eligible to work in Europe.