Radiotherapy Electronics Engineer

Location
London (Greater)
Salary
£39,866 - £49,704 per annum
Posted
07 Jan 2019
Closes
03 Feb 2019
Specialist Area
Electromechanical
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Department of Radiation Physics & Radiobiology

Charing Cross and Hammersmith Hospitals, London, UK

Radiotherapy Electronics Engineer

Agenda for Change Band 7 including High Cost Area Supplement: £39,866 - £49,704 per annum

New year ….  new role?

We are currently seeking to recruit a gifted, experienced and enthusiastic electronics engineer to join us on an exciting career path.

Radiotherapy is used to treat 1 in 3 cancer sufferers. The linear accelerators (linacs) that deliver these treatments are a technological marvel.  Accelerating and steering electrons to destroy cancerous cells, linacs are at the forefront of the fight against cancer. 

However like all technology they are not infallible, you will join a small highly-skilled, multi-disciplinary team of engineers to provide first line repair, maintenance and quality assurance of equipment within the radiotherapy department of Imperial College NHS Trust. Ideally you would be educated to degree level in electronics engineering or equivalent, however it is essential that a broad engineering knowledge is an intrinsic part of your nature.

Linear accelerators incorporate high voltage systems, ultra-high vacuum systems, high power RF systems, cooling systems, control systems, gas systems and complex mechanical systems; as such you will be expected to confidently work in any of these areas where faults can arise. This creates a dynamic working environment where each day can hold a multitude of challenges and opportunities to learn. The department boasts fully equipped electronics and mechanical workshops to enable on site repairs and to assist in the development of bespoke projects from within the trust and beyond which you would be a part of.

The Department Radiation Physics & Radiobiology provides a full range of complex radiotherapy scientific and technical services primarily at Charing Cross Hospital but also at Hammersmith Hospital.  The major clinical equipment includes six Varian linear accelerators, a dedicated radiotherapy CT unit , a High Dose Rate brachytherapy device (Elekta), and a medium energy X-ray unit (X-Strahl)

Cancer services as a whole continue to evolve within the Trust and with this in mind the Department of Radiation Physics & Radiobiology has a positive attitude towards professional development and is pro-active in funding training and educational opportunities.

Suitable applicants with less experience maybe considered for appointment at a lower band.

Previous applicants need not apply.

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust is an equal opportunity employer.

Potential candidates are strongly advised to contact the Technical Services Manager on 020 3311 7742 for an informal discussion and to arrange a visit.

Applications must be made through nhsjobs.net using the following reference:

Closing date: 3rd February 2019 .