Medical physicist in diagnostic & interventional radiology at Royal Cornwall Hospital, UK

Position: Healthcare Scientist - Imaging physicist

Institution: Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust

Location: Cornwall, UK

Application closes at: Jun 7th, 2022 23:55


We have a vacancy for a qualified medical physicist to join our diagnostic radiology and radiation protection team in Cornwall.  This role has arisen through the reconfiguration and expansion of our service.  We would consider applications from those who have not yet completed their structured training/residency. 

We are a small team and therefore this is an excellent opportunity to develop or continue to develop a broad range of experience in both diagnostic radiology and radiation protection.  Equally we have the flexibility to support an emphasis in either area.  From our base in Truro, we support three acute hospital sites and seven community locations with the full range of ionising imaging modalities: breast screening, fluoroscopy, CT, planar x-ray, linear accelerator imaging, nuclear medicine, etc.  An interest in any areas of non-ionising (UV/lasers/ultrasound/MRI) would be a bonus!

We have strong connections with our colleagues in clinical imaging, collaborating on many projects and working groups.  The primary focus of the role is optimisation, particularly in interventional radiology, CT and mammography, but there will be ample opportunity to gain experience and knowledge in other areas of our work.

The hospital employs 5000+ staff, has a bed base of 750 beds and has teaching hospital status as part of the University of Exeter Medical School.  Cornwall, in the South West of England, offers 15% more hours of sunshine than the UK average, mild winters, beautiful countryside and coastlines with many designated Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, a variety of historical and modern attractions and festivals.  There are also a number of good schools and colleges.  Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust has many initiatives to support staff (as well as a subsidised Starbucks and free cake on Wednesdays).  Parking is available at no cost in a nearby park & ride facility, with a frequent shuttle bus to the hospital (or a 20 minute walk).  The local airport has direct flights to a number of European cities, with a twice-daily service to London Gatwick for connections to other destinations.  There are hourly trains to London as well as an overnight sleeper.

The closing date is 7 June.   For more information please see the attached job description and person specification.  For an informal chat please contact Lorna Sweetman via