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Clinical Scientist in Radiotherapy Physics

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust
£40,057 to £45,839 Per annum
Closing date
5 Mar 2024

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Healthcare scientist, Clinical scientist
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
There is an opportunity for a capable and enthusiastic physicist to join the radiotherapy physics team in the Arden Cancer Centre (ACC), Coventry. The successful candidate will work in all major areas within the department brachytherapy, dosimetry, machines, quality control, imaging and treatment planning. There will be scope for involvement in clinical trials with particular responsibility for trials data.

Applicants should be a registered Clinical Scientist, be in a position to apply for registration or be about to complete their training as a Clinical Scientist. We would also support applications from strong trainees with less experience or experienced professionals who are eligible for route two Clinical Scientist guided training and who hold an MSc and have qualifying experience and skills. Such successful applicants would initially appointed on a lower band until registered.

Main duties of the job

The ACC is equipped with five Elekta linacs, an orthovoltage treatment machine, Elekta HDR brachytherapy and RayStation treatment planning system. All of our linacs are equipped with Agility heads and cone beam CT. We have a modern portfolio of techniques including a growing SABR service.

The Radiotherapy Physics department has active research collaborations with the University of Warwick and Coventry University with which the post holder will be encouraged to participate. We are an accredited training department at all levels of medical physics including HSST.

The Centre is located on the University Hospital site at Walsgrave which is on the edge of historic Coventry with convenient transport to the City and easy access to rural Warwickshire, the M6 and the M69 motorways.

About us

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust, rated as good by the Care Quality Commission, is one of the largest teaching Trusts in the UK.

We are extremely proud of our employees across our hospital sites, with high quality patient care at the heart of everything we do.

Boasting some of the most modern facilities in Western Europe, the Trust is renowned for being at the forefront of research and innovation as part of its blossoming reputation as a worldwide leader in healthcare.

We are proud to be recognised as a Pathway to Excellence designated organisation - please click the link for further details about this prestigious award. Pathway To Excellence - University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire (

By joining our exciting journey, you will form part of a passionate, talented team and will be able to access a wide range of learning and development opportunities. There has never been a better time to join our team.

The Trust is committed to building an organisation that makes full use of the talents, skills, experience, and different perspectives available in our diverse society. We want everyone to feel they are respected, valued, can achieve their potential and receive the most appropriate and relevant care. We will create an environment where the equality and human rights principles of fairness, respect, equality, dignity and autonomy are promoted and are part of the organisation's core values.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To provide Scientific Expertise and Clinical Technical Services for patients undergoing cancer treatment.

When required by the Radiotherapy Physics Rota, to provide scientific expertise and clinical technical services in the provision of Treatment Planning, Mould Room, and Machine Quality Control in Radiotherapy.

The post holder is required to plan own workload, organise own projects and prioritise requests. To adapt schedules several times a day in response to unpredictable urgent requests.

To discuss complex aspects of patient treatment with medical staff, scientists, technologists, radiographers and nurses. To scientifically interpret complex patient treatment related information from medical staff. To initiate and participate in research and development. To be accountable for the work of staff and students whose work they are supervising.

To discuss complex technical and scientific aspects of equipment and software performance with scientists, technologists and representatives of equipment manufacturers.

The holder decides how to achieve defined results, with discretion to work within the parameters of professional guidelines and departmental procedures. Guidance may be provided by colleagues, or the Head of Radiotherapy Physics.

For further details of the role please see the attached job description.

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University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust


University Hospitals Coventry

Clifford Bridge Road



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