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Elekta is on the hunt for a senior physicist/physicist to join the engineering team in developing future radiation therapy devices

  • Closing soon
  • Closing date: 30 Jul 2021
  • Sweden | Elekta Instrument AB
  • Date posted: 02 Jul 2021
  • Job type: Industry & business
  • Disciplines: Medical physics, cancer research & oncology  | Accelerators, neutron & light sources 

Want to join a team with a mission to improve and save lives?  

We continually look for motivated and skilled individuals who are interested in supporting our customers – healthcare professionals who use our products to help patients and their communities.

We currently have the following opportunity available – please contact us for more details!

If you’re as passionate about humanity and innovation as we are then maybe, we should meet.  

Elekta Instrument AB is strengthening our engineering team developing our future radiation therapy devices. The position is located at Elekta’s head office in central of Stockholm, Sweden, and you will report to the head of systems physics located in UK.  

Elekta’s recruitment initiative in Stockholm is part of our strategic direction to further invest in the innovation of tomorrow’s radiotherapy solutions, and we are now looking for highly talented and passionate people to drive this development forward with us.  

At Elekta we are proud to say that we live by our values:   

  • We work as one team: that means we’re looking for a team player – and the team is 4200 strong. Of course, you won’t be interacting with all your colleagues, but you’ll be able to carry the ball within your group.  
  • We do what we say: our customers need to trust you as much as they trust our solutions – there is no room for empty promises in cancer care.   
  • We keep thinking forward: Elekta’s history and success has been built on people who turn today’s challenges into tomorrow’s solutions. We hope you’re this type of person.  

The purpose of all the work we do at Elekta is to help clinicians improve patients’ lives.  

What you’ll do at Elekta  

You will work closely with the local system engineering team, as well as with the rest of the system physics team and other colleagues, who are based across different locations in Europe, US and China. The system physics team is responsible for physics aspects of linear accelerator-based solutions within the engineering organization of Elekta’s Linac Business Line, including system engineering responsibilities for quality assurance and set-to-work. 

Your main responsibilities 

As a senior physicist your role: 

  • Involves the provision of physics input to design specifications, test methodologies, performing experiments and investigations.  
  • Ensuring compliance with regulatory and quality standards.  
  • Occasionally will require involvement with production and field activities.  

The right stuff  

To be a suitable candidate for this position we think you have:  

  • A degree in physics, radiation physics, medical physics, accelerator physics, or closely related discipline, with evidence of experience of applied radiation physics either in a research, industrial or clinical environment. Postgraduate and/or clinical qualifications is desirable.  
  • Considerable experience of linear accelerator systems, with expertise in radiation physics and dosimetry, linac commissioning and acceptance, QA equipment and test methods.  
  • Ability to contribute in one or several of the following areas: Monte Carlo simulations and other physics modelling techniques, control systems for experiments, scientific programming (e.g. Matlab), accelerator physics and X-ray imaging.  
  • An excellent understanding of the principles of engineering design and verification, and the ability to take a system-level approach to problem solving.  
  • The capability and willingness to demonstrate technical leadership, and an aptitude for working in a process-oriented and regulated environment.  
  • Excellent command in English, both written and spoken.  
  • Applied knowledge of medical device international and national regulatory standards would be an advantage.  
  • Experience of working according to LEAN-Agile practices would also be an advantage.  

What you’ll bring with you  

It’s necessary that you have a collaborative and adaptable working style to successfully interact with multi-disciplinary teams in various global locations. You have an excellent ability to communicate professionally and effectively. You also have excellent planning and organizational skills, as well as a strong sense of accountability when working as part of team.  

Besides living by our values, your ability to getting things done with a can-do attitude and your aptitude for solving complex problems will be success factors for you in this position. To fit well with your responsibilities and with the team, you are a true team player keen on establishing an atmosphere where people help each other to succeed and to have fun at work.  

Sound interesting?   

Apply now by clicking the “Apply” link. Please note that we do not accept applications via e-mail. We will read applications continuously so please send us your application today! Last day to apply is 10 May 2021. Submit your CV and cover letter in English.  
Elekta is proud to be the leading innovator of equipment and software used to improve, prolong and save the lives of people with cancer and brain disorders. Our advanced, effective solutions are created in collaboration with customers, and more than 6000 hospitals worldwide rely on Elekta technology. Our treatment solutions and oncology informatics portfolios are designed to enhance the delivery of radiation therapy, radiosurgery and brachytherapy, and to drive cost efficiency in clinical workflows. Elekta employs 4200 people around the world. Headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, Elekta is listed on NASDAQ Stockholm.  


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