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Higher Principal Physicist (Radiology Physics) MRI+

Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
£58,972 to £68,525 a year Dependent on experience.
Closing date
28 Jun 2024

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Healthcare scientist
Band 8B
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for an experienced MRI physicist to join our team and take on this new post, leading the MRI work within the Radiation Protection and Radiology Physics Department based near Kingston-upon-Hull in East Riding of Yorkshire.

There are currently four MRI+ physicist posts, including this new one, with hope for more posts in the future as funding allows, together with nine other physicists and technologists in the Department. We currently cover 12 NHS MRI scanners, including a 3T, with 3 additional scanners being installed in the coming year. We are well equipped with ACR and CaliberMRI Essentials System phantoms, and gauss meters. and we share a fully equipped mechanical workshop with the rest of the Medical Physics and Clinical Engineering Division , which is experienced in custom-making a range of phantoms, jigs, etc. to our specification.

The Department has an excellent track record of R& D, with many papers published, and close links with the University of Hull. More details on the Department can be found on our website

Main duties of the job

The post holder will act as a Medical Physics Magnetic Resonance Imaging Expert, andMagnetic Resonance Safety Expert (MRSE). Under the lead consultant physicist for Radiation Protection and Radiology Physics , they will lead the team providing MRI physics services and R& D within the NHS Humber Health Partnership , which serves Northern Lincolnshire and East Yorkshire.

About us

The Humber Health Partnership is one of the largest acute and community Partnership arrangements in the NHS, seeing well over one million patients every year and managing a budget of over �1.3 billion.

Made up of two Trusts - Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust (NLAG) and Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust (HUTH) - our Partnership has significant ambitions and is committed to delivering world-class hospital and community services for the 1.65 million people we serve.

Together we employ nearly 20,000 staff. Our five main hospital sites are Diana, Princess of Wales Hospital, Scunthorpe General Hospital and Goole and District Hospital, for NLAG and Hull Royal Infirmary and Castle Hill Hospital for HUTH.

As Teaching Hospitals working with the Hull York Medical School, we both lead and contribute to research in many areas - biomedical research, primary care, palliative medicine, cardiovascular and respiratory medicine, vascular surgery, cancer surgery and oncology.

We believe that by developing a diverse, inclusive, innovative, skilled and caring workforce, we can deliver excellent care to our patients and a great future for our employees, our Partnership and our community.

Job description

Job responsibilities

A full description of the role is available in the attachment: job description.

As a part of the Radiation Protection & Radiology Physics Department within the Medical Physics Service, the post holder will act as a Medical Physics Magnetic Resonance Imaging Expert, and Magnetic Resonance Safety Expert (MRSE), and under the Lead Consultant Physicist they will lead the team of physicists supporting MRI.

Person Specification



  • IPEM Magnetic Resonance Safety Expert Certificate of Competence (or achievable within 1 year of starting)
  • Clinical Scientist state registration
  • Experience of acting as an expert in non-ionising radiation medical physics


  • Chartered Scientist
  • RPA2000 Laser Protection certificate
  • UK driving licence



  • Sufficient knowledge and experience to act as a Magnetic Resonance physicist.
  • Experience in interpreting different situations and judging measures required to ensure compliance with ionising and/or non-ionising radiation legislation and guidance.
  • Specialist experience in the use of specialist testing equipment employed to measure the safety and performance of MRI scanners


  • Experience of laser and other non-ionising radiations such as ultrasound.
  • Published research/development papers

Skills, knowledge and ability


  • Specialist knowledge of non-ionising radiation protection legislation in healthcare and biomedical research.
  • Sufficient knowledge and experience to act as an expert in a field of non-ionising radiation medical physics.
  • Extensive knowledge of the techniques employed to measure the performance and radiological safety of state of the art imaging equipment.
  • In-depth understanding of relevant legislation, national standards, professional and other guidelines.
  • Lecturing & teaching skills
  • Computer skills
  • Communication, report writing, analytical skills, team working, diplomacy, negotiation, motivational


  • Computer programming skills. Able to set up and manage the acquisition and structure of information. Image processing and analysis.

Personal attributes


  • Independent learner. Self motivated. Able to prioritise and manage own work. Able to exercise own initiative when dealing with issues within own specialist area of competence.
  • Willing to work flexible hours when necessary.
  • Able to present scientific papers at national and international conferences. Able to train groups of other professional staff.


  • Knowledge of employment procedures and practices.

Employer details

Employer name

Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust


Castle Hill Hospital

Castle Road


HU16 5JQ

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