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Clinical Scientist - Radiotherapy Physics

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
30 Apr 2024

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Healthcare scientist, Clinical scientist
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

Ipswich Hospital at ESNEFT are looking for a Clinical Scientist in Radiotherapy. ESNEFT is one of the largest radiotherapy providers in the East of England, with treatments for over 3000 patients per annum delivered at the Ipswich and Colchester sites.

You will be expected to participate in a broad range of radiotherapy physics activities working closely with our multi-disciplinary team of physicists, engineers, radiographers and clinicians

Ipswich Hospital is equipped with 3 TrueBeam multi-modality linear accelerators routinely delivering VMAT, FFF and SABR techniques, with an Ethos linear accelerator with Hypersight imaging being commissioned ready for clinical use later this year

The department has a virtual Aria environment utilising the Varian cloud solution, and treatment plans are produced using the Eclipse treatment planning system. We have a Phillips Big Bore CT scanner with TumorLoc virtual simulation system and AI volume delineation. We have dedicated MR scanning slots for radiotherapy and will be expanding the use of MR within the radiotherapy pathway over the coming year. We work closely with nuclear medicine in order to deliver a molecular radiotherapy service

You should possess a good honours degree in physics with relevant postgraduate experience preferably including a higher degree. Ideally you will be state registered as a Clinical Scientist however if you will be eligible for registration within 12 months of taking the position you are encouraged to apply

Main duties of the job

You will be expected to participate in a broad range of radiotherapy physics activities including quality assurance of radiotherapy treatment equipment, treatment planning and providing assistance with computing throughout the department. They will work closely with colleagues within our multi-disciplinary team of physicists, engineers, radiographers and clinicians.

You will assist in the provision of the Radiotherapy Physics Service (external beam radiotherapy and molecular radiotherapy) at Ipswich Hospital under the overall responsibility of the Lead for Radiotherapy Physics and the Head of Radiation Services

You will also participate in research and development activity.

About us

We are ESNEFT and we provide hospital and community health services to almost one million people across east Suffolk and north Essex. Our dedicated staff deliver care from acute hospitals in Colchester and Ipswich, community hospitals, surgeries, community clinics and in patients' own homes.

We are the largest NHS organisation in East Anglia, employing more than 12,000 staff.

We pride ourselves on supporting our staff. We offer a wide range of training and development opportunities, as well as flexible working options.

Along with supporting you to achieve your career goals we offer a generous pension scheme, unsocial hours payments (where applicable), 27 days annual leave on commencement (pro rata) and access to a range of NHS discounts. Our Staff Health and Wellbeing programme offer a variety of services.

Our philosophy is thatTime Mattersto everyone. Across the Trust, we concentrate on improving the things we do and removing those which cause time delays for our staff and patients.

We are investing in our commitment to Time Matters with a partnership with leading electronic patient record (EPR) supplier Epic. This digital transformation will bring what's widely regarded as the world's best EPR system to ESNEFT, transforming life in hospital for staff and patients.

If you are passionate about patient care and want to develop your skills and knowledge, then we want to hear from you.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

For full details of the responsibilities and duties of this role please see the attached job description.

Person Specification



  • Masters degree in an area of Medical Physics or equivalent level of specialist knowledge
  • State registered Clinical Scientist


  • PhD
  • Membership of relevant professional body

Knowledge and Experience


  • Proven significant post graduate experience in radiotherapy physics or successful completion of the Scientist Training Programme specialising in Radiotherapy Physics
  • Ability to act as an entitled Operator under IR(ME)R17 within the field of Radiotherapy
  • Routine treatment planning and quality assurance on radiotherapy equipment
  • Knowledge of clinical applications of radiotherapy
  • Understanding of patient and staff risks arising from equipment failure
  • Ability to prioritise and manage own work
  • Ability to exercise initiative when dealing with issues within own specialist area of competence
  • Basic working understanding of all relevant legislation, standards, guidelines and safety principles relating to Radiotherapy


  • IMRT / VMAT treatment planning and QA
  • Commissioning of radiotherapy equipment
  • Experience of Varian linacs, treatment planning system and ARIA oncology management system
  • Evidence of research and development activity

Employer details

Employer name

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust


Ipswich Hospital

Heath Road



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