Physicist - Advanced (Medical)

Location Queensland


The TOWNSVILLE Hospital's Cancer Centre is getting an Elekta MR-linac (Unity™) machine in 2019Winner of the iF DESIGN AWARD 2018, according to David Chumillas at Elekta:"this machine is the only radiation therapy delivery system that integrates precision radiation dosing (state-of-the-art linear accelerator) with high-field, 1.5 Tesla magnetic resonance imaging"For more information about this exciting advancement read the Townsville Bulletin article or watch the Techwatch Events clip.About your opportunityYou could be taking up a lead Clinical Physicist role, managing one or more specialist programs, in a tertiary cancer centre located within the largest non-metropolitan hospital in Australia that promotes patient outcome as a primary focus via high quality practice, innovation, research, and education in the field of radiation oncology medical physics.

Currently equipped with 4 linear accelerators with Hexapod, 4D cone beam CT and stereotactic brain and body radiotherapy capabilities. The Townsville Cancer Centre also has a 4DCT simulator, HDR brachytherapy unit for gynaecologic cancers and a superficial unit. We have the only real time transperineal prostate ultrasound tracking system currently installed in Australia.

Benefits include recreational leave loading (17.5%), and employer contribution to superannuation (12.75%).

Retention allowance and relocation assistance may be negotiated.About the lifestyleTownsville is a vibrant, dynamic city and one of the largest urban centres in North Queensland; offering a relaxed tropical/coastal lifestyle and stunning natural attractions without sacrificing the benefits of a metropolitan city.Get out of the commuter nightmare of metro traffic, in Townsville it is only 20 mins drive to anywhere…Make the most of the sunny weather for nine months of the year… Take a stroll along the refurbished Strand, 5 mins from the city heart, with pristine beaches, water park/pools, sporting facilities, boutique shopping and alfresco dining options.

Camp, fish, ski or boat along the mighty river which winds its way from the Ross River Dam, through the Riverway lagoons, gardens and venue facilities, up through various weirs and emptying into the South Townsville beach and wetlands. Enjoy numerous other local natural attractions whilst benefiting from all the conveniences of city living — culture, fine dining, and bustling nightlife.On the weekend… Take a ferry to Magnetic Island or explore the heritage listed Great Barrier Reef on our doorstep.

Swim in the icy cool waterfall pools of Crystal Creek and walk the tropical rainforest paths in Paluma – only a 1 hour scenic drive away. Interested?For a confidential discussion contact Louis Fourie on 07 4433 1043 or Aniko Cooper on 07 4433 3434.Applications close on Sunday 9 September 2018.


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3 Sep 2018


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