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Principal Nuclear Medicine Physicist

St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£58,698 to £65,095 Per annum Including Inner london HCAS
Closing date
13 Oct 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
Previous applicants need not to apply

We have an exciting opportunity for a band 8A nuclear medicine clinical scientist to join a dynamic physics team at St. George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. The team supports three gamma cameras onsite (two Intevo SPECT/CT and a Symbia S), a GFR service with Hidex and Wizard gamma counters, gamma probes for sentinel node biopsy and a radionuclide therapy service. The department actively supports training of STP trainees and opportunities for lecturing on courses and CPD will exist for the successful candidate. External support is provided to a fleet of PET/CT mobiles and local nuclear medicine and PET departments.

The successful candidate will act as an appointed MPE for nominated external sites and therefore applications from certified MPEs or those with sufficient experience to imminently apply for MPE certification will be considered favourably.

Main duties of the job

This post holder works as part of a team providing Medical Physics support to the Nuclear Medicine Department as part of the Nuclear Medicine Physics Group. The postholder provides specialised clinical scientific and technical services and computing support to diagnostic and therapy services in the Nuclear Medicine Department. Direct patient contact is with patients undergoing radionuclide therapy and when giving individual radiation protection advice.

The postholder also supports other scientific staff in the provision of a Medical Physics service to other sites to which a physics service is provided. This includes nuclear medicine and PET-CT services at both mobile and fixed site facilities. This involves performing calibrations and quality assurance, developing clinical imaging protocols and providing support to Radiation Protection Supervisors. The postholder will become an appointed Medical Physics Expert for nominated external sites in accordance with IRMER 2017 regulations and should be a certified MPE or sufficiently experienced to imminently apply for MPE certification.

About us

The postholder will work as part of a dynamic team of Physicists in the Nuclear Medicine Physics group as part of the Medical Physics and Clinical Engineering department who provide support Nuclear Medicine, Radiopharmacy and a number of healthcare sites and mobile scanning facilities. Routine travel to externally supported sites is expected.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Provide physics support and cover to the day-to-day work of the Nuclear Medicine Department and Radiopharmacy at St. Georges University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Advise Nuclear Medicine and Radiopharmacy staff on a range of scientific and technical issues.

Provide physics support to external customers including mobile and static PETCT, gamma camera, SPECTCT, non-imaging services and radionuclide therapy. Advise staff on a range of scientific and technical issues including recommending remedial interventional action

To act as Medical Physics Expert (MPE) for nominated external sites as per the departments contract. This includes advice on compliance with regulations and provision of an annual MPE audit, being signatory on ARSAC applications and responsibilities under the IR(ME)R 2017 Regulations

Person Specification



  • Good (1st or 2nd class) Honours degree in a relevant scientific discipline
  • MSc in Physics or Medical Physics [or equivalent]
  • IPEM Diploma or equivalent in Medical Physics
  • State registration as a Clinical Scientist
  • Certified Medical Physics Expert


  • PhD in Physics



  • Experience of Research and Development methodology, and experienced in writing scientific and technical reports.
  • At least five years experience in a Hospital Medical Physics Department after obtaining IPEM Diploma or equivalent in Medical Physics
  • Quality of work should be at the level to enable the candidate to work as a Medical Physics Expert


  • High level language computer programming



  • Able to quickly gather data and evaluate information to provide immediate problemsolving support to other professionals in Nuclear Medicine, such as to deal with equipment fault issues, or patient study problems, or to deal rapidly with non-standard issues in instrumentation testing.
  • Able to communicate Medical Physics based information clearly, for day-to-day support to non-clinical scientists and other physics group members, and able to influence other professionals to follow advice.
  • Able to control electro-mechanical computer controlled imaging systems, for testing and support during patient studies.
  • Able to plan and execute a personal contribution to scientific research projects, following good scientific method, and contributing scientific input to multi-disciplinary projects. Able to present scientific papers at national and international conferences.


  • Able to teach and train other professionals and trainees



  • Current clean driving license

Employer details

Employer name

St George's Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


St. George's Hospital

Blackshaw Road


SW17 0QT

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