Higher Research Scientist in Medical Radiation Physics - Teddington

National Physical Laboratory (NPL)
31000.00 - 35000.00 GBP Annual
15 Jul 2017
12 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Higher Research Scientist in Medical Radiation Physics

Job Ref: 65544
Job Title: Higher Research Scientist in Medical Radiation Physics
Location: Teddington
Type: Permanent
Salary: GBP31,000-GBP35,000
Closing date: 14th August 2017

Job Description

The UKs National Physical Laboratory (NPL) sits at the intersection between scientific discovery and real world application. One of the top three National Measurement Institutes (NMIs) in the world, we now have a regional presence and strategic relationships with Surrey and Strathclyde Universities. Our expertise and original research have benefited UK citizens and the UK economy for over a century.

At NPL we recognise that our success comes from attracting energetic and imaginative people, a reflection of our own values. The self-cultivated atmosphere of support and collaboration is one we are justifiably proud of and at every level, in every area of our business we seek to nurture and respect our people to support each other to grow, succeed and enjoy work. Join us and you'll soon see how thought leadership and imagination inspire all of us to greater things. Its about challenging complexity and bringing clarity and building relationships that make a difference. We are bold and visionary; we believe that anything is possible at NPL.

NPLs world leading Medical Radiation Physics team are currently looking to recruit a talented Physicist with significant experience in radiation dosimetry to work on a variety of research projects within this area. This will include

  • the development of dosimetry for existing, new and emerging radiotherapy techniques such as small field X-rays and proton therapy
  • supporting the development of anthropomorphic phantoms to support audit and research activities.
  • In addition to research and development, you will
  • apply your expertise to solve customer challenges and help to grow our commercial business in this area
  • assist in the development and delivery of a range of medically related measurement services both on-site at Teddington making use of our own state of the art facilities and also off-site at various Medical Physics Departments in UK hospitals
  • work closely with the radiotherapy community
  • have the opportunity to attend and present at international conferences.

The successful candidate must be willing to occasionally work offsite and abroad for limited periods of time. Candidates should possess a good first degree in the physical sciences and a relevant PhD and/or postgraduate experience. The successful candidate will be encouraged to pursue continual professional development and membership of professional bodies.

Other requirements include excellent experimental skills, be highly computer literate and possess excellent written and oral presentation skills. Previous experience in a calibration laboratory or radiotherapy department would be an advantage. Familiarity with the use of linear accelerators, ionisation chambers and other radiation detectors is also highly desirable. The successful candidate will be a team player, enthusiastic, conscientious, and a quick learner with excellent attention to detail. Based in a unique, purpose-built research environment, we are located in beautiful surroundings on the edge of Bushy Park, south-west London with a host of onsite facilities. These include a subsidised cr??che, restaurant and free parking.

NPL Management Limited is committed to supporting its people to develop both personally and professionally and is committed to equal opportunities. NPL Management Limited is a Stonewall Diversity Champion and an Institute of Physics Project Juno Supporter.