The Research Assistant will be responsible for: • Assist in developing a dual-energy stereoscopic x-ray imaging system for precision radiotherapy and radiosurgery • Design phantoms, develop algorithms, and perform simulations and experimental studies • Design and implement data acquisition and control systems, critically analyze data, and report findings • Collaborate in preparation of papers and scientific presentation of results
MSc degree in medical physics, biomedical engineering or related fields
Proficiency in scientific programming languages such as Matlab, Python, and C
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
Experience in data processing
Previous knowledge or experience in medical imaging systems is strongly desired
Previous experience with x-ray imaging systems or CT is preferred
Ability to disseminate findings clearly and concisely for a variety of audiences
Ability to meet project and reporting deadlines, and effectively manage competing priorities
Experience with radiation oncology equipment and treatment planning systems is an asse
Competencies in other languages an asset, French preferred
Successful Applicants are required to provide a criminal record check (including Vulnerable Sector Search) to People Services before starting employment and assume any associated costs as a condition of employment
PLEASE NOTE: Applicants relying on education and experience equivalencies must clearly state such equivalencies in their cover letter, resume, or application. Additionally, candidates will not be considered for an interview if applications are incomplete or are missing information.
Hours of Work
*Casual, long assignment, full-time position; 75 hours bi-weekly *Beginning January 7, 2019 with an expected end date of January 30, 2021 (Approximately 24 months) *Dates are subject to change.
Posting Closing Date: 07-Dec-2018
Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM on the Closing Date.
The NSHA Department of Medical Physics is the largest of its kind in Atlantic Canada and fulfils mandated clinical support, advanced research and teaching. Clinical resources include nine IGRT-equipped clinical linear accelerators, an orthovoltage treatment unit, CT imaging platforms, HDR brachytherapy and Eclipse and iPlan TPSs. Research facilities include a complete and fully staffed electronics shop, machine shop, research RT planning systems, a 3D printing laboratory, and a computing grid. The successful applicant will join a dynamic R&D team working on five separate, cutting-edge innovations to improve precision radiotherapy and radiosurgery. The team includes postdoctoral fellows, PhD and master's students, software developers, engineers, therapists, a project manager and four medical physicist PIs.
Thank you for your interest in this position. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. Typically interviews are held within three to four weeks of the closing date.
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