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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 31/03/2020.

Clinical Scientist - Principal Radiotherapy Physicist (XR08)

Job Reference: 298-ONC-736

Leeds Cancer Centre
Radiotherapy Physics/Medical Physics and Engineering
St James University Hospital
£44,606 to £50,819 pa

Band 8a Clinical Scientist - Principal Radiotherapy Physicist - Brachytherapy\Gamma Knife Section

Applications are invited for the permanent Band 8A post of Clinical Scientist, Principal Radiotherapy Physicist, in the Dept. Medical Physics and Engineering, Leeds Cancer Centre, St James’s University Hospital.This is a great opportunity for a radiotherapy physicist with knowledge and skills in radiotherapy appropriate to the level of a Medical Physics Expert (MPE). Knowledge and experience at this level in one of either brachytherapy or stereotactic radiosurgery is essential, and desirable in both. A track record in research and training is also desirable. The post-holder will provide expertise and support for the brachytherapy and/or Gamma knife stereotactic radiosurgery section within radiotherapy physics, and will also be required to support other areas within radiotherapy physics.

The successful candidate will be highly motivated and would be expected to play a significant role in the strategic development of the brachytherapy and/or Gamma Knife sections, as well as the wider radiotherapy service. Research and innovation are at the heart of the service and it is expected that the successful candidate will have opportunities to contribute and lead projects, including supporting clinical trials.

The Leeds Cancer Centre is a major centre treating over 7000 new radiotherapy patients per annum. The centre is equipped with the latest technology, including 7 Versa HDs, a Flexitron HDR remote afterloading platform for advanced image guided brachytherapy, I-125 prostate brachytherapy service and Gamma Knife ICON. A major equipment refresh programme has commenced which will see the installation of 10 Versa HDs and 3 CT-Sims by 2020.

For informal enquiries please contact:

Peter Bownes, Deputy Head of Radiotherapy Physics, 0113 206 8813,


Dr Vivian Cosgrove, Head of Radiotherapy Physics, 0113 206 8973,

Closing date: 12/04/2020

Proposed Interview date: 29/04/2020




This vacancy may close before the advertised closing date if sufficient suitable applications are received.

We are committed to equal opportunities and welcome applications from all sections of the community, regardless of any protected characteristics. Reasonable adjustments will be made for disabled applicants where required.

We welcome applicants with lived experience of providing unpaid care and/or support to a family member or friend with a disability, health condition, frailty, mental health problem, addiction or other health and care needs.

Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust has received the Silver Award from the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme and we welcome applications from defence personnel to work for us.

If you are offered a position, you may be required to undertake a DBS. The Trust will administer the DBS check on your behalf and will recover the cost (Enhanced £48 or Standard £30) from your salary over a 3 month period (including Internal staff). You will also be required to participate in the DBS Update Service and pay the £13 cost per year. This is a condition of your employment. DBS checks for volunteers are free.

Please ensure your application is submitted with referees who can verify your employment/education history over the last three years and include valid email addresses for them. LTHT will request electronic Factual Employment References from your previous employers. These references will be requested before you are issued with an unconditional offer of employment letter.

Please note that a car parking permit or space cannot be guaranteed. The Trust operates a points based waiting list system.

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust is part of the West Yorkshire Association of Acute Trusts (WYAAT), a collaborative of the NHS hospital trusts from across West Yorkshire and Harrogate working together to provide the best possible care for our patients

If you have any questions about the process please contact LTHT Resourcing on (0113) 2065980.

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This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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