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Principal Clinical Scientist, Radiotherapy Physics Research

Employer
University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust
Location
Coventry
Salary
£58,972 to £68,525 per annum
Closing date
4 Jun 2024

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Job Details

There is an exciting opportunity for an experienced and enthusiastic scientist to join the Radiotherapy Physics team in the Arden Centre, Coventry. The successful candidate will be responsible for leading the research activities within the department. This will include managing the radiotherapy physics aspect of clinical trials as well as scientific and technical research projects. They will act as lead specialist in this area as well as working routinely in other aspects of the clinical service.

*Please be advised that interviews for this post are provisionally scheduled for week commencing 17th June 2024*

Main duties of the job

The Radiotherapy Physics department has active research partnerships with the University of Warwick and Coventry University which the post holder will be expected to strengthen and develop. The post holder will also work with the Operation Lead to encourage and support the internal research and development activities of radiotherapy clinical scientists and technologists. Clinical trials activities will be managed by the post holder in close collaboration with the department research radiographer and medical staff.

Radiotherapy Physics is part of the Clinical Physics and Bioengineering (CPBE) group at UHCW. In addition to radiotherapy work the post holder will coordinate and facilitate links across all of CPBE to promote research and development.

Applicants should hold HCPC registration as a Clinical Scientist and MPE certification for radiotherapy. A background in research and development is required and candidates must be able to demonstrate this at interview.

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 (uhcw.nhs.uk)

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

The Arden Centre is equipped with five Elekta linacs, SGRT, an orthovoltage treatment machine, Elekta HDR brachytherapy and RayStation treatment planning system. We have a modern portfolio of techniques including a growing SABR service.

The Arden 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. Part time and flexible working arrangements including moderate working from home can be accommodated. We are an accredited training department at all levels of medical physics including HSST.

Main duties:

1. To act as lead Medical Physics Expert in Radiotherapy Physics research. This means acting as a lead source of knowledge and expertise in this field, to interpret measured and predicted results and determine the reasons for anomalous results and the cause of subtle or non-reproducible equipment or technique faults.

2. Research and Development:2.1. To assist with the strategic development of programmes of research in Clinical Physics and Biomedical Engineering, supporting those who seek external funding.2.2. To manage the portfolio of Radiotherapy Physics research and clinical trials activity.2.3. To foster and coordinate links with academic institutions.2.4. To promote and facilitate joint research between UHCW and the West Midlands Radiotherapy Network.2.5. To initiate, supervise and carry out research in Radiotherapy Physics seeking external funding where appropriate.2.6. To report on the results of such research at national and international scientific meetings and by published papers in refereed journals.

3. Management3.1. To undertake interviews, appraisals and personal progress reviews as delegated by the Head of Radiotherapy Physics.3.2. To procure equipment and services relevant to specialist area.3.3. To monitor and report to the Head of Radiotherapy Physics on the non-staff budget for the relevant specialist area of radiotherapy physics.3.4. To deputise for the Radiotherapy Physics Operational Lead in his/her absence.3.5. To co-ordinate the work of the department for the relevant specialist area of radiotherapy physics.

For further information on this post, please refer to the job description and person specification attached.

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University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust

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