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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 02/11/2021.

Principal Radiotherapy Physicist

Job Reference: 282-SB11409

The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust
The Royal Marsden Hospital, Sutton
£52,093 - £58,186 per annum inclusive

The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust is a world-leading cancer centre. Our role is to offer our patients the best cancer care available anywhere in the world, and to continue to make a global contribution to finding better ways of diagnosing and treating cancer. We employ over 3,900 staff in a diverse range of careers including nursing, medical, science, radiography, pharmacy, occupational therapy, finance and administrative services. We have two hospitals – one in Chelsea, London, and one in Sutton, Surrey – as well as a Medical Daycare Unit in Kingston Hospital

At The Royal Marsden, we deal with cancer every day, so we understand how valuable life is. When people entrust their lives to us, they have the right to demand the very best. That's why the pursuit of excellence lies at the heart of everything we do.

At the heart of the hospital is our dedicated team. We offer a stimulating and dynamic working environment, a wide range of staff benefits and learning and development opportunities. We are looking for employees who aspire to excellence, share our values and can play a crucial role in our on-going achievements.

We are looking for an enthusiastic clinical physicist to join the Radiotherapy Physics group at band 8A as maternity leave cover at the Sutton branch of the Royal Marsden Hospital with a focus on treatment planning. This is a fixed term appointment to 22 March 2023. An appointment may be made at a lower band for a less qualified candidate.

The Radiotherapy Department in Sutton has 7 Elekta linacs (including one in installation), an Elekta Unity MR-Linac and a Cyberknife S7. Additional equipment includes EPID portal imaging, in-vivo EPID dosimetry, and Cone Beam CT on all machines. Treatment planning on conventional linacs is performed using the RayStation treatment planning system, with most treatment sites planned using a VMAT technique. We have established workflows for robust optimisation, 4DCT, plan-of-the-day adaptive and breathhold techniques. Multimodality imaging (CT, PET-CT, MR) is used for planning of several treatment sites. The postholder will provide MPE-level support to all areas of treatment planning.

The radiotherapy physics group consists of 35 physicists, dosimetrists and engineers and forms a substantial part of the Royal Marsden/Institute of Cancer Research Joint Department of Physics, through which we have many active research collaborations, most notably on the MR-linac which was the first in the UK to treat patients.

Sutton is pleasantly located on the border of Surrey with excellent transport links to central London and easy access to the countryside. House prices are a third lower than the London average and schools are excellent.

For further details / informal visits contact:

NameMichael ThomasJob titleHead of Radiotherapy Physics, SuttonEmail addressmichael.thomas@rmh.nhs.ukAdditional contact information

Irena Blasiak-Wal, Head of Treatment Planning (

The Royal Marsden values diversity and is committed to the recruitment and retention of underrepresented minority groups. We particularly welcome applications from black, Asian and minority ethnic candidates, LGBTQ+ candidates and candidates with disabilities.

As a Disability Confident Employer, we are working to create a workplace that enables all staff to reach their full potential. We are committed to this because we know that greater diversity and inclusion will lead to an even greater positive impact for the people we serve.

Flu Vaccination – What We Expect of our Staff

The Trust is committed to developing and delivering excellent customer focused service by treating patients, their families, friends, carers and staff with professionalism respect and dignity.

At The Royal Marsden we have an immune compromised patient population who we must protect as much as we can against the flu virus. Each year, seasonal flu affects thousands of people in the UK. Occurring mainly in winter, it is an infectious respiratory disease capable of producing symptoms ranging from those similar to a common cold, through to very severe or even fatal disease.

The wellbeing of our staff and patients is of the upmost importance to us, and it is the expectation of The Royal Marsden that all patient-facing staff have an annual flu vaccination, provided free of charge by the Trust.

Due to the high volumes of applications we receive, we reserve the right to close any adverts before the published closing date once we have received a sufficient number of applications. We advise you to submit your application as early as possible to prevent disappointment. If you have not heard from us within two weeks of the closing date, then please assume you have not been short-listed for interview on this particular occasion.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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