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We are looking for an enthusiastic research physicist, mathematician or computer scientist to join a team of physicists, engineers and dosimetrists/technologists for an initial fixed-term 2-year research post. This position is supported by an EPSRC program grant, MaThRad (Mathematical Theory of Radiation Transport), and presents an exciting opportunity to be at the forefront of innovative research in the field of radiation therapy.

You hold, or are close to completing, a PhD in Physics, mathematics or computer science with evidence of research dissemination and radiotherapy physics experience.

You will have a practical and theoretical understanding of radiotherapy physics. Experience with Proton Beam radiotherapy would be an advantage but is not essential.
Provide support for the development and implementation of state-of-the-art automated planning techniques at UCLH.
Be based within the radiotherapy physics department at UCLH and participate in scientific research activities in... radiation oncology physics.
Collaboratively design and rigorously test tools for automated planning and the objective assessment of clinical plans, with a strong emphasis on transparency and the ultimate potential for clinical application.
Work closely with other researchers at the National Physical Laboratory and Universities of Warwick, Bath and of Cambridge and other collaborators including industrial partners.
Aid non-clinical researchers and actively engage in research retreats, fostering collaborations with academic and industrial partners

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (UCLH) is one of the most complex NHS trusts in the UK, serving a large and diverse population. We provide academically led acute and specialist services, to people from the local area, from throughout the United Kingdom and overseas. Our vision is to deliver top-quality patient care, excellent education, and world-class research.

We provide first-class acute and specialist services across eight sites:

University College Hospital (incorporating the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Wing)
National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery
Royal National ENT and Eastman Dental Hospitals
University College Hospital Grafton Way Building
Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine
University College Hospital Macmillan Cancer Centre
The Hospital for Tropical Diseases
University College Hospital at Westmoreland Street

UCLH specialises in women's health and the treatment of cancer, infection, neurological, gastrointestinal and oral disease. It has world class support services including critical care, imaging, nuclear medicine and pathology.

At UCLH, we have a real 'One Team' ethos, and our values - safety, kindness, teamwork and improving, are central to the way we work. This is supported by our staff, who voted us as the #1 NHS Acute Trust to work for in the whole of England.
Carry out research projects mostly focused on automated planning and adaptive radiotherapy. To ensure that the Trust complies with all safety legislation in the remit of the radiotherapy physics department.
To participate in the development of automated planning workflows or other research and development, and to communicate the results of such research and development, as appropriate, by publication or at scientific meetings.
To assist with the data collection and analysis to support the implementation of novel techniques in the clinic.
Teaching, and training. This includes providing guidance and training for students and staff temporarily or permanently attached to the medical physics department.
Working to and maintaining the relevant section of an ISO9000 (2000) Quality System.
The post holder will be required to have a good knowledge of one or more programming language and be able to develop software to support the research aims.
Keep abreast of the latest scientific and technical developments and their applications in medical and associated fields and attend suitable seminars and courses as part of training and personal development and to further the work of the department.
The postholder will be responsible on a day-to-day basis to the research Lead at UCLH and relevant Senior Physicists.
We are committed to sustainability and have pledged to become a carbon net zero health service, embedding sustainable practice throughout UCLH. We have set an ambitious target of net zero for our direct emissions by 2031 and indirect emissions by 2040.
Good First Degree in a Physical Science or equivalent
Training and/or experience in a relevant Physics or Mathematics discipline to postgraduate diploma level
Knowledge of relevant programming language (e.g. Python, MATLAB, etc.)
Advanced computer skills, especially in database and presentation applications
Knowledge of radiotherapy techniques and clinical applications
Knowledge of qualitative and quantitative research methodologies

PhD in Physics or Mathematics or other relevant discipline
Knowledge of radiotherapy PBT techniques and clinical applications
Understanding of patient and staff risks arising from treatment planning computer system errors, equipment failure, treatment errors and incorrect dosimetry

Experience in analysing and interpreting complex data produced from research projects
Experience of conducting research

Experience with software development
Relevant experience in Treatment Planning
Experience of research within a Clinical healthcare setting

Experience of training junior Staff including (e.g. doctors, physicists, and/or radiographers)
Ability to supervise and teach junior staff
Willingness to work flexibly to achieve the desired project outcomes

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
University College London Hospitals
London UK

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