Clinical Scientist (Radiation Physics)

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£51,488 to £57,802 a year Per annum inclusive of HCAS
Closing date
6 Jun 2023

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Healthcare scientist
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting career opportunity has arisen in the Radiation Physics section of Medical Physics & Biomedical Engineering at UCLH Trust. We are looking for a self-motivated clinical scientist to make a major contribution to the radiation protection services provided by the department.

We are particularly interested in those candidates with an interest in pursuing ultrasound QA as well as an interest in all other aspects of radiation protection. Previous experience of ultrasound QA testing would be advantageous, but training will be provided if required.

Main duties of the job

Applications will be accepted from individuals who are registered with the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC) as a clinical scientist or who will be eligible for registration within 6 months.

The post is a full time, permanent position working alongside a team of 6 clinical scientists and one specialist technical post.

About us

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (UCLH) is one of the most complex NHS trusts in the UK, serving a large and diverse population. We provide academically led acute and specialist services, to people from the local area, from throughout the United Kingdom and overseas. Our vision is to deliver top-quality patient care, excellent education, and world-class research.

We provide first-class acute and specialist services across eight sites:
  • University College Hospital (incorporating the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Wing)
  • National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery
  • Royal National Throat,Nose and Ear Hospital
  • Eastman Dental Hospital
  • Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine
  • University College Hospital Macmillan Cancer Centre
  • The Hospital for Tropical Diseases
  • University College Hospitals at Westmoreland Street

We are dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of many complex illnesses. UCLH specialises in women's health and the treatment of cancer, infection, neurological, gastrointestinal and oral disease. It has world class support services including critical care, imaging, nuclear medicine and pathology.

At UCLH, we have a real 'One Team' ethos, and our values - safety, kindness, teamwork and improving, are central to the way we work. This is supported by our staff, who voted us as the #1 NHS Acute Trust to work for in the whole of England.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The role requires knowledge of radiation protection in healthcare and academic research environments. The role also requires an understanding of other physics services such as Nuclear Medicine and Radiotherapy and how Radiation Physics interact with these departments for a fuller description please refer to the job description.

As a member of the team providing medical physics services you will work across all departments using radiation in the Trust, and with a broad range of external clients in and around London.

The department has close links with UCL and opportunities exist to take an active role in teaching and research.

For more information regarding the main responsibilities of the role, please refer to the attached Job Description.

Person Specification

Qualifications/ Education


  • Good (1st or 2nd class) Honours degree in relevant subject
  • Relevant MSc or higher degree


  • PhD in medical imaging related field

Professional/ Statutory Registration


  • Registration with HCPC as a Clinical Scientist (Medical Physics)
  • Good knowledge of X-ray imaging physics
  • Good knowledge of ionising radiation protection legislation and guidance
  • Good knowledge of performance assessment of a wide range of X-ray imaging equipment.
  • Basic knowledge of radiological clinical techniques


  • Corporate membership of IPEM, SRP or other equivalent professional body
  • Working towards certification as an MPE

Previous experience


  • Experience in Diagnostic Radiology and Radiation Safety across a range of medical X-ray imaging systems (e.g. CT scanners, mammography units, hybrid systems and interventional X-rays systems etc.)
  • Extensive knowledge across the range of working procedures and practices in diagnostic radiology physics and radiation protection in healthcare.
  • Significant experience of dose and image quality optimisation in X-ray imaging


  • Teaching experience at post graduate level.
  • Presentation of work at scientific meetings
  • Experience in laser safety auditing and planning
  • Experience in ultrasound QC

Skills/Knowledge/ Ability


  • Working with Windows based computer programmes including databases
  • Capable of working accurately and consistently in setting up equipment and making critical measurements.
  • Able to deliver teaching and training on complex subjects
  • Good negotiation skills
  • Able to deal with complex and unpredictable situations
  • Able to concentrate frequently when subject to unpredictable working patterns
  • Able to deal with occasional distressing circumstances

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust



235 Euston Road



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