Princess Margaret Cancer Centre/University Health Network
June 4, 2018
Therapeutic Radiology (TR)
Medical Physics: Radiation Oncology, Medical Physics: Radiation Oncology Dosimetry, Medical Physics: Radiological Physics - General
The Department of Medical Physics and the Radiation Medicine Program at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre is seeking candidates for a full-time Medical Physics position. The successful applicant will join our existing team of dedicated Medical Physicists and will work closely within a multi-disciplinary radiation oncology team. Responsibilities for this position include supporting our radiation oncology program through treatment planning, equipment quality assurance, and technology and workflow implementation. The successful candidate will have strong clinical skills combined with abilities to innovate and conduct translational research and development work. This position will involve teaching medical physics and radiation oncology residents. The Department of Medical Physics supports staff professional and academic growth by providing access to research and development opportunities related to topics such as process automation, MR-guided external beam radiotherapy and brachytherapy, dose accumulation and adaptive radiotherapy, and the use of functional imaging for treatment response assessment. The successful candidate with be expected to secure an appointment in the Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of Toronto. Candidates for this position must have a Ph.D in medical physics or related field. CCPM Board eligibility is required for this position and CCPM board certification is preferred (ABR board certification is accepted). Experience as staff physicist in a radiation oncology program will be considered as an asset.
Facility and Equipment:
The Radiation Medicine Program (RMP) at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre is guided by a commitment to patient-centered care with focus on quality, safety, and expertise. Inspired by our Vision of “Precision Radiation Medicine. Personalized Care. Global Impact.”, our program endeavors to improve the quality of radiation therapy worldwide through innovative research, education, and the uptake of cutting-edge, novel radiation practices and technologies.
Our facilities include 16 linear accelerators, a state-of-the-art Magnetic Resonance-guided Radiation Therapy (MRgRT) suite, two Leksell Gamma Knife Perfexion units and a full brachytherapy program. An additional MR-Linac is being installed in our facilities. Three CT-simulators, 1 PET-CT simulator and one MRI-simulator (3T) are available in our program for simulation and planning. Our main treatment planning system is RayStation, which is also used for the implementation of our dose accumulation and adaptive portfolio.
The RMP includes 31 medical physicists, 38 radiation oncologists and 160 radiation therapists. These core disciplines are supported by clinical, research, administrative and technical support teams. This inter-professional group of over 350 staff work together to deliver high quality and safe radiation treatment to over 8,000 cancer patients annually.
Desirable Skills / Attributes:
Motivated individual with strong work-ethic
Self-directed in learning and research
Good communication skills with clinical and research team
Innovative, collaborative and strong problem-solving skills
Experience in advanced treatment planning and image-guidance technologies including MRI.
About Princess Margaret Cancer Centre/University Health Network
The Princess Margaret Cancer Centre has 12 site groups and 26 specialty clinics, and more than 3,000 staff who see over 400,000 patient visits every year. 850,000 square feet of clinical space house 202 inpatient beds, 16 linear accelerators, a state-of-the-art Magnetic Resonance-guided Radiation Therapy (MRgRT) suite, and two Leksell Gamma Knife Perfexion units, making it one of the largest comprehensive cancer treatment facilities in the world and the largest radiation treatment centre in Canada.
Princess Margaret sees over 1,000 patients every day and has the capacity to deliver diagnostic, treatment, and follow-up care to close to 200,000 patients and their families every year. In 2016, we saw 17,751 new patients. Among the services provided this past year, we delivered 6,031 cancer surgeries, as well as 37,754 system therapy visits, 91,517 radiation visits, and 428 stem cell transplants.
Through ongoing research, education and innovation, Princess Margaret continues to be on the frontiers of medical, surgical and radiation oncology, embracing the latest technology and international best-practices and setting standards for patient care.
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