Medical Physics: Diagnostic Imaging, Medical Physics: Radiation Oncology
Develop a dual-energy stereoscopic imaging system capable of real time tumor monitoring to advance the state of the art in precision radiotherapy and radiosurgery
Design phantoms, develop algorithms, and perform simulations and experimental validation studies
Design and implement data acquisition and control systems, critically analyze data, and report findings
Assist in integration of prototype technology into a clinical image guidance system
Mentor/guide other research staff in the lab
Collaborate in preparation of papers, grant proposals, and presentation of results
PhD degree in medical physics, biomedical engineering or related field
PhD-level experience with x-ray imaging systems or CT is required
Proficiency in scientific programming languages such as Matlab, Python, and C
Strong signal processing and image analysis skills are required
Ability to disseminate findings clearly and concisely – verbal and written for a variety of audiences
Ability to meet project and reporting deadlines, and effectively manage competing priorities
Prior experience with Monte Carlo simulation is preferred
Experience with dual-energy x-ray imaging or dual-energy CT is an asset
Experience in real-time data acquisition (Matlab, LabVIEW & Python with DAQ interfaces preferred)
Experience with radiation oncology equipment and treatment planning systems an asset
Anticipated start date: November 5, 2018
Anticipated end date: December 31, 2020
The NSHA Department of Medical Physics is the largest of its kind in Atlantic Canada and fulfils mandated clinical support, advanced research and teaching. Clinical resources include nine IGRT-equipped clinical linear accelerators, an orthovoltage treatment unit, CT imaging platforms, HDR brachytherapy and Eclipse and iPlan TPSs. Research facilities include a complete and fully staffed electronics shop, machine shop, research RT planning systems, a 3D printing laboratory and a computing grid.
The successful applicant will join a dynamic R&D team working on five separate, cutting-edge innovations to improve precision radiotherapy and radiosurgery. The team includes postdoctoral fellows, PhD and master’s students, software developers, engineers, therapists, a project manager and four medical physicist PIs.
Additional Salary Information: Hospital contributes to benefits in the amount of 25% of salary (on top of salary)
Internal Number: 25159
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