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Medical Physicist - BC Cancer, Kelowna

BC Cancer is committed to reducing the incidence of cancer, reducing the mortality from cancer, and improving the quality of life of those living with cancer. It provides a comprehensive cancer control program for the people of British Columbia by working with community partners to deliver a range of cancer services, including prevention, early detection, diagnosis and treatment, research, education, supportive care, rehabilitation and palliative care. It operates six regional cancer centres in Surrey, Kelowna, Vancouver, Victoria, Abbotsford and Prince George. The BC Cancer Research Centre conducts research into the causes and cures for cancer.

BC Cancer is part of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) which plans, manages and evaluates specialty and province-wide health care services across BC. PHSA embodies values that reflect a commitment to excellence. These include: Respect people • Be compassionate • Dare to innovate • Cultivate partnerships • Serve with purpose. Columbia, Canada

Medical Physicist

BC Cancer

Temporary Full-Time Opportunity

Kelowna, BC

Applications are invited for a temporary full-time position of Medical Physicist at BC Cancer – Kelowna. Our centre is entering a phase of Linac replacement and this position will allow for additional physicist support for the duration of the Linac replacement/construction cycle, minimum of 18 months.

The successful candidate will join our team of 10 physicists supporting a comprehensive Radiation Therapy Program. BC Cancer - Kelowna currently houses five Varian accelerators, including two Truebeams and three iXs which are slated for successive replacement starting in the fall of 2020, an orthovoltage machine, and HDR (Varian GammaMed) and LDR brachytherapy. Treatment planning is carried out on Varian Eclipse which is integrated into a province-wide Aria network. A full range of treatments is supported including an active SABR program which will be enhanced with the first two linac replacements, including 6DOF couches, HDMLC and advanced imaging features. Our large brachytherapy program is widely recognized for its research and development and includes permanent LDR implants for prostate and breast and HDR brachytherapy for prostate, intracavitary and interstitial GYN, and penile treatments.

Reporting to the Head of Medical Physics, the successful candidate is expected to participate fully where needed in clinical services, treatment planning, quality assurance, commissioning and development of new treatment techniques and protocols. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to contribute to research and teaching. The BC Cancer – Kelowna medical physics department runs a CAMPEP accredited Medical Physics Graduate Program jointly with the University of British Columbia Okanagan (UBCO) and is an active participant in the province-wide CAMPEP accredited BC Cancer Medical Physics Residency Program. A wide variety of collaborative research opportunities exist across BC Cancer and UBCO.

Qualifications & Experience:

  • PhD. in Medical Physics.
  • A minimum of 2 years’ experience in Radiation Oncology Physics is required.
  • Membership in CCPM/ABR or eligibility for membership (e.g. newly graduated CAMPEP residents) is required.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. We offer a competitive compensation package.

Kelowna is dynamic and beautiful city located in the heart of BC’s renowned Okanagan Valley and affords ready access to extensive recreational and cultural activities. The hot and dry summers provide ample opportunity to enjoy the 19 golf courses, hiking and biking in the local mountains, or simply relaxing along the waterfront or at one of the 40 local wineries. Although the winters are relatively mild, the local mountains offer diverse ski and snowboarding terrain along with other adventure activities.

We are a team of friendly, committed and highly experienced medical physicists and we look forward to welcoming a new member to our team with this unique opportunity!

Qualified applicants should submit a covering letter and detailed curriculum vitae to:

Michelle Hilts PhD FCCPM, Interim Leader Medical Physics, BC Cancer – Kelowna


Applications will be accepted until Friday Sept 25th, 2020.

The PHSA is committed to employment equity and hires on the basis of merit. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals, including Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities.