ARPANSA Jobs Vacancies – Senior Medical Physicist


Job Description:

This position is assistant to the Director ACDS to lead, develop, and promote dosimetric audit programs, providing expert technical advice in the field of radiotherapy dosimetry. You will assist the Director in determining the service’s strategic direction, providing direction and support to the team in day-to-day operation of the ACDS. Working under the broad direction of the Director, you will lead and manage a small team of direct reports, collaborating with the Research ROMP to drive innovation and best-practice techniques for assessing modern radiotherapy treatment modalities in a nationwide dosimetric auditing program. This will include designing, performing, and interpreting the outcomes from complex dosimetry measurements for the ACDS, both in ARPANSA and in radiotherapy centres.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Lead and manage a small team of direct reports, acting as a mentor to develop individuals in their roles and providing regular performance assessment feedback.
  • Perform complex dosimetry measurements for the ACDS, both in ARPANSA and in radiotherapy clinics.  Measurements will include treatment dose assessment using phantoms, beam characterisation and linac output.
  • Perform high-level data analysis and interpretation of audit results. Review audit reports and recommendations regarding non-optimal outcomes to ensure sound scientific basis and clarity while remaining sensitive to the customer’s clinical needs.
  • Liaise with radiotherapy facilities and promote the service. Collaborate with radiotherapy centres, clinical trials groups and professional bodies to improve the audit services and tailor them to clinical requirements.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with other internal services in ARPANSA who provide technical and administrative support to the audit program.
  • Lead and develop the audit services for the Australian Clinical Dosimetry Service whilst maintaining its internationally acknowledged technical excellence.
  • Contribute to the service’s future directions through horizon scanning to identify priority radiotherapy techniques which require an audit service.
  • Represent the ACDS on internal committees, contribute to scientific reports and publications, and participate in external committees, conferences, and workshops of national and international relevance.

Job Requirements:

  • Demonstrated experimental research and development skills.
  • Demonstrated experience in quality and safety systems and in the assessment of risk from radiotherapy procedures.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead a multi-disciplinary team to deliver outcomes within a challenging and changing environment.
  • High-level interpersonal and communication skills and ability to effectively engage and develop collaborative working relationships with the radiation oncology related professions.
  • Demonstrated expert working knowledge of radiation physics, radiotherapy procedures and radiation dosimetry, with respect to existing and emerging radiotherapy technologies.
  • Demonstrated ability to produce key reports and presentations, and ability to impart technical information to executive management and radiation oncology professionals.

Job Details:

Company: ARPANSA

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: Sydney, New South Wales, AU

Application Deadline: N/A

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