Clinical Scientist in Non-Ionising Radiation Imaging

Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
1 Oct 2023

View more

Healthcare scientist
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Band 7 Clinical Scientist in Non-Ionising Radiation Imaging

(Medical Physics and Clinical Engineering Department)

This is a new and exciting opportunity at the Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust, within the expanding Radiation Protection department, supporting a wide variety of non-ionising radiation modalities with an emphasis on ultrasound, phototherapy, lasers and MR.

We are seeking to recruit a Clinical Scientist with interests in these areas. You will join a team of Clinical Scientists that provide scientific support to these non-ionising radiation modalities in both the provision of non-ionising radiation protection and diagnostic radiology services.

An important aspect of this post is the delivery of efficient, high-quality non-ionising radiation protection, quality assurance, teaching and supporting research activities. We require applicants who can rise to the challenge of delivering a multi-site/multi-customer service over a wide range of non-ionising radiation modalities.

The Radiation Protection Section sits within the growing Medical Physics and Clinical Engineering Department at Royal Berkshire Hospital. Our role is to support the Trust and clients in ionising and non-ionising radiation protection and diagnostic radiology physics. We are also involved with ionising radiation including RPA and RWA services and training in all areas.

Main duties of the job

Your role will be assisting in the delivery of laser, ultrasound, blue-light and UV therapies, and MR services within a large NHS district general hospital, two community hospitals, and various smaller establishments including 5 private hospitals and a community dental service.

Applicants should either have state-registration as a Clinical Scientist or be close to achieving this with Imaging with Non-Ionising Radiation as a specialty.

This role provides a wide variety and will allow the successful applicant to consolidate and extend training in their chosen specialism and also allow them to broaden their expertise. We are committed to actively supporting the professional development of our staff.

A full driving licence will be necessary as the post involves travel between hospital sites across Berkshire .

The Royal Berkshire Foundation Trust sites at Reading, are located close to the town centre with many amenities in easy reach the heart of London is only 25 minutes by train.

About us

Reading sits on the river Thames and is served by great road and rail links to London, Oxford and Southampton. With excellent leisure and shopping facilities, and a thriving cultural scene, Reading is a wonderful place to live, work and play and provides excellent facilities for families, including some of the best state and private schools in the UK.

The CQC recently rated the care provided by the Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust as Good.

Our values:Compassionate,Aspirational,Resourceful,Excellent, reflect the type of Trust we aspire to be and you can join our dedicated and talented staff to make this happen.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The main purpose of this post is to provide Non-ionising Radiation (NIR) Physics support to the Trust facilities and equipment for diagnostic and therapeutic ultrasound. Also support to MR, UV and blue light phototherapy and lasers would be desirable.

The post holder will provide scientific quality assurance, risk management and research and development support to clinical services in the Trust and a range of external NHS bodies and private hospitals to which the Radiation Protection is contracted. You will also provide staff training and contribute to teaching.

The post requires a highly specialist knowledge of the scientific, technical, and safety aspects of non-ionising radiation (NIR) physics, and primarily ultrasound and its clinical applications.

The post holder must be able to act on their own initiative to develop scientific and technical solutions to meet the diverse requirements of a constantly evolving specialist NIR service.

Please refer to the attached Job Description and Person Specification for further details.

Person Specification



  • Good (1st or 2nd class) Honours degree in a relevant subject
  • MSc in Non-ionising Radiation (or equivalent)
  • IPEM Certificate (e.g. Corporate Membership of IPEM) an exceptional IPEM Part 2 qualified candidate working towards full state registration may be considered



  • State registration as a Clinical Scientist or an exceptional IPEM Part 2 qualified candidate working towards full state registration may be considered

Knowledge and Experience


  • Specialist knowledge of all areas of non-ionising radiation protection legislation in healthcare and biomedical research
  • Sufficient knowledge and experience to act as a Physicist in Diagnostic Radiology Physics and Non-ionising Radiation Protection
  • Sufficient knowledge of the techniques employed to measure the performance and lasers equipment, ultrasound, phototherapy, MR scanners
  • Sufficient knowledge of the laser and MR safety

Employer details

Employer name

Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Berkshire Hospital

London Road



Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.


Get job alerts

Create a job alert and receive personalised job recommendations straight to your inbox.

Create alert