Job Posting #835696
Site: Princess Margaret Research Institute
Department: Medical Physics
Reports to: Principal Investigator
Status: Temporary Full time (2 years)
University Health Network (UHN)
is looking for an experienced professional to fill the key role of
in our Medical Physics Department.
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A Research Fellow position is available in the Department of Medical Physics, Princess Margaret (PM) Cancer Centre/University of Toronto/ University Health Network. The successful candidate will work with a team of Medical Physicists to develop and test a novel Machine Learning (ML) based Quality Assurance (QA) system for Radiation Therapy. The QA system is expected to automatically verify the radiation dose delivered to patients with high accuracy. This work will be an extension of a successful QA system that has been already developed and commercialized by the team.
The Department of Medical Physics is an integral part of the Radiation Medicine Program at PM Cancer Centre, currently staffed by 30 Medical Physicists. The cancer centre is one of the largest in the world and houses 16 state-of the-art Medical Linear Accelerators, 4 CT Simulators and 2 MR Simulators. In addition to providing clinical services, the Physicists are engaged in academic activities (affiliated with the University of Toronto) including teaching and research involving innovative science and technologies.
The successful candidate will have a PhD in Medical Physics/ Physics/ Mathematics/ Engineering/ Computing. The candidate should be self-motivated and expected to investigate, develop and test a prototype ML software system. As a part of a comprehensive testing of the ML system, the successful candidate is also expected to collect data from a Medical Linear Accelerator using suitable radiation detectors. The candidate must have experience in computer programming (with languages, such as, Matlab, C++, Python). Experience/ familiarity with ML methods and a knowledge of ionizing radiation physics is desirable. Excellent writing and communication skills with the ability to work independently and within a team are required. Funding for the position is available for a period of 2 years.
If you are interested in making your contribution at UHN, please apply on-line. You will be asked to copy and paste as well as attach your resume and covering letter. You will also be required to complete some initial screening questions.
January 3, 2019
UHN thanks all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
UHN is a respectful, caring, and inclusive workplace. We are committed to championing accessibility, diversity and equal opportunity. Requests for accommodation can be made at any stage of the recruitment process providing the applicant has met the Bona-fide requirements for the open position. Applicants need to make their requirements known when contacted.