Senior Physicist/Physicist – MR
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, with special expertise in Magnetic Resonance (MR) imaging.
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 MR technology, test methods and quality assurance tools for MR-Image-guided Radiation Therapy (RT).
Successful applicants will contribute to the evolution of MR-RT systems by providing direct input to new developments and will be involved in both computational and experimental activities. The position will involve also the design and evaluation of measurement techniques and tools for the Quality Assurance and performance assessment of MRI-guided linear accelerator systems for RT, in order to satisfy business requirements. In this role, the successful applicant will be expected to provide technical advice to other areas of the business for issues relating to MRI technology, as well as to transfer knowledge and develop expertise internally.
Projects will often offer interaction with Research Hospitals and 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, MRI Physics, Medical Physics, Medical Imaging or closely related discipline, with evidence of significant experience in the MRI field, acquired 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. Familiarity with MRI system technology, hardware and software, and some general knowledge of MR pulse sequence applications and MR image processing is required. Candidates must also be aware of safety requirements in an MRI environment.
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.