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 Senior 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 a leading role 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. The role will require an understanding of beam line design using simulation techniques for radiation transport, such as Monte Carlo modelling, as well as of experimental techniques for measurements in MV X-rays and electron radiation beams. In this role, the successful applicant will be expected to lead technical activities involving multi-disciplinary teams. Projects will often offer interaction with Research Hospitals, other Institutions and commercial organisations inside and outside of the UK, therefore exceptional written and spoken communication skills are required. Good planning and leadership 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, Radiation Physics, Medical Physics or closely related discipline, with evidence of significant experience of applied radiation physics either in a research, industrial or clinical 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; in particular, evidence of having carried out a role with radiation protection responsibilities will be an advantage.
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.