Position Details
Reference Number 17435
Position Title Medical Physicist - 0.2 EFT VCCC
Internal Only This position is open to employees of Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre only
Employment Type Fixed Term Part Time
Division Chief Operating Officer
Location Melbourne
Award Classification Award : Medical Scientists & Other
Classification From: FF3 - MED PHYSICIST TRAINEE GR 1 YR3
Classification To: FF5 - MED PHYSICIST TRAINEE GR 1 YR5
Position Summary

Medical Physicist VCCC (G1 0.2 Role)


The Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre is Australia’s only public hospital solely dedicated to cancer and one of an elite group of hospitals worldwide to have its own integrated cancer research program and laboratories.


Peter Mac boasts a comprehensive range of imaging, planning and treatment equipment distributed across five sites, four city and one regional. This includes CT scanners with 4D imaging capability, PET-CT scanners, 16 linear accelerators, many of which are equipped with kilo-voltage imaging (including cone beam CT). 

The Physical Sciences department at Peter Mac comprises a group of 33 medical physicists (6 in training) and 4 biomedical engineers. The department’s primary role is to provide support for Peter Mac’s radiotherapy services. This includes commissioning and quality assurance of equipment, radiation safety, clinical dosimetry, and planning of specialized treatments such as brachytherapy, stereotactic therapy, whole body irradiation and IMRT. There are many opportunities for clinically relevant research and development. Current multidisciplinary research projects are primarily focused on the clinical introduction of new imaging and treatment techniques.


Currently, we have an opportunity to employ a Radiation Oncology Medical Physicist (ROMP) for a 0.2 EFT role. Applicants are required to have a post-graduate qualification in medical physics, 3 years’ experience in radiation oncology medical physics and radiation safety and working towards ACPSEM certification in radiation oncology medical physics or a recognised equivalent qualification. This position will require some out-of-hours duties, which may include weekend work. Flexibility to work at other Peter Mac campuses is also required.

Applicants will be appointed to the position of Medical Physicist, Grade 1, FF3-FF5. Generous salary packaging options are also available. 


Enquiries to Kosta Gerontzos, Operations Manager Physical Sciences, (03) 8559 6926, Kosta.gerontzos@petermac.org

Selection Criteria Essential: Master’s degree in medical physics
Essential: At least 3 years’ experience in radiation oncology medical physics and radiation safety
Essential: Working towards ACPSEM Certification in Radiation Oncology Medical Physics or a recognised equivalent qualification
Desirable: Demonstrated skills in advanced imaging, radiation safety, commissioning, brachytherapy or a field of research in line with current or emerging radiotherapy techniques
Contact Person Kosta Gerontzos
Contact Number 85596926
Closing Date 06/12/2019
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