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Medical Physicist

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Medical Oncology
Full Time Practice
Calgary
Tom Baker Cancer Centre and other Calgary sites
1.0
2018-08-09
2018-10-31  Time: 23:59
2018-10-01
AHS is recruiting for this position.
This position is eligible for AHS sponsorship. The successful applicant will be granted AHS sponsorship support for a CPSA Practice Readiness Assessment, if required.
2019-08-09

The Department of Oncology, in conjunction with the Arnie Charbonneau Cancer Institute, Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary and Cancer Control Alberta, Alberta Health Services (AHS) invite applications for a new full-time tenure track position, at the Assistant or Associate Professor level, as a Medical Physicist. Duties include clinical support, education and training of graduate students and residents, and original research. A clinical and research focus on brachytherapy is considered an asset, but candidates concentrating in other areas of medical physics will also be considered.

The Division of Medical Physics provides clinical physics services at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre (TBCC) in Calgary. TBCC is a tertiary cancer centre offering a complete range of treatment options to more than 3400 patients per year. External beam radiotherapy is offered on nine Varian linear accelerators. TBCC has two CT simulators and access to MR and PET scanners. Treatment planning is performed primarily using the Eclipse TPS. The TBCC supports active clinical programs in SBRT, TBI, pediatric cancers and stereotactic radiosurgery. LDR and HDR brachytherapy programs treat prostate, breast, and gynecological cancers.

Construction on the new, full service Calgary Cancer Centre began November 2017. The new centre will have 15 radiation vaults, three operating rooms as well as CT, PET-CT and MR capabilities. The Division of Medical Physics is working with Radiation Oncology and Radiation Therapy to develop research and clinical centres of excellence. The successful applicant is expected to develop an original research program in clinically applied medical physics, attracting external grant support. The selected candidate may be eligible for a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair.

The Division of Medical Physics has a full complement of academic programs. The graduate program currently typically enrolls 8-12 MSc and PhD students at a time, with the majority of division members supervising or collaborating with students. The Post PhD Diploma (Residency) program has two residents enrolled. Programs are CAMPEP accredited and are run through the University of Calgary (www.ucalgary.ca/rop). There are twelve physicist positions at the TBCC within a total Medical Physics Department staff of 22. Clinical electronics, machine shop and computer applications group, as well as medical physicist fellows, support the clinical and academic mandate of the department.

Qualifications at the Assistant Professor level include a PhD in Medical Physics, completion of an accredited residency program or equivalent and certification through the Canadian College of Physicists in Medicine and less than five years of experience in Medical Physics field. Applicants at this level must present evidence of a strong publication record, indicated by the number, quality and authorship of publications, which should be commensurate with experience, with a commitment to high quality of teaching, as evidenced by involvement in resident/fellow teaching and supervision of undergraduate and graduate students.

Qualifications at the Associate Professor level include a PhD in Medical Physics, completion of an accredited residency program or equivalent and certification through the Canadian College of Physicists in Medicine with five to ten years of experience in Medical Physics field. Applicants at this level must present evidence of a strong publication record, indicated by the number, quality and authorship of publications, which should be commensurate with experience, and, leadership and development of an original research program, evidence of successful teaching and supervision, and evidence of established engagement in the academic community. Demonstrated commitment to the highest clinical standards and highly developed interpersonal, team work, organizational and leadership skills are also required.

This position is subject to the Alberta Health Services – CancerControl Medical Physicists General Terms and Conditions of Employment.

The University of Calgary is Canada’s leading next-generation university – a living, growing and youthful institution that embraces change and opportunity with a can-do attitude. Located in the nation’s most enterprising city, the university is making tremendous progress on its Eyes High journey to be recognized as one of Canada’s top five research universities, grounded in innovative learning and teaching and fully integrated with the community it both serves and leads. The University of Calgary inspires and supports discovery, creativity and innovation across all disciplines. For more information, visit ucalgary.ca.

Calgary is one of the world’s cleanest cities and has been named one of the world’s most livable cities for years. Calgary is a city of leaders - in business, community, philanthropy and volunteerism. Calgarians benefit from a growing number of world-class dining and cultural events and enjoy more days of sunshine per year than any other major Canadian city. Calgary is less than an hour's drive from the majestic Rocky Mountains and boasts the most extensive urban pathway and bikeway network in North America.

Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vita, three (3) letters of reference and research interest statement (not to exceed 2 pages) by August 26, 2018 to:

Wendy Smith, PhD MCCPM

Director of Medical Physics,

Tom Baker Cancer Centre

1331 29th Street NW
Calgary, Alberta Canada T2N 4N2

Wendy.smith@ahs.ca

The candidate must be eligible for Licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta.

Must read, write and speak English.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and Permanent Residents will be given priority.

The Remuneration will be calculated depending on the Rank of academic Salary, U of C dependent on qualifications and experience. This position is also subject to the Alberta Health Services – CancerControl Medical Physicists General Terms and Conditions of Employment. P5-5 AHS compensation rates ($123,480-181,000 per annum).

University of Calgary salary benefits.

The Practitioner is responsible for purchasing health and insurance benefits.

Continuing Medical Education reimburses physicians for eligible continuing medical education costs. Each eligible Practitioner receives a $2,656 annual allotment which can be carried forward for three years.


Wendy Smith, PhD MCCPM

Director of Medical Physics

Tom Baker Cancer Centre1331 29th Street NW

Calgary,Alberta,Canada, T2N 4N2

Phone: 403-521-3107

Fax: 403-944-2331

Email: Wendy.smith@ahs.ca

Applicants are to submit three letters of reference and curriculum vitae (in pdf format) to Dr. Dean Ruether: dean.ruether@ahs.ca



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