Senior Medical Physicist - Radiation Oncology

Nov 06, 2019
Nov 10, 2019
Organization Type
University and College
Full Time
Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi, started operations in 1985, as an integrated, health care delivery component of Aga Khan University. The Hospital holds ISO 9001:2008 certification as well as is the only hospital who has been awarded the prestigious Joint Commission International (JCI) accreditation. Equipped with state-of-the-art facilities and internationally trained health care professionals, the Hospital provides a broad range of latest and technically advanced diagnostics and therapeutic services.

The Department of Radiation Oncology was established in December 2006 and since its inception, the facility has evolved significantly with the objective to expand its services and to deliver high care radiation therapy treatment.

Aga Khan University Hospital invites applications for the position of Senior Medical Physicist.


You will be responsible to:
  • assist in the selection of radiotherapy equipment as per vendor specifications and departmental requirements
  • perform acceptance testing and commissioning of radiotherapy equipment, along with beam data measurements and beam configuration
  • calibrate all radiotherapy equipment and oversee quality assurance in the procedures performed and treatment provided
  • provide simulation consultation, perform isodose planning and maintain patient data as part of treatment planning.
  • assist in dose calculation formalism of special treatment techniques such as TBI & IMRT, including patient-specific and in vivo dosimetry
  • ensure radiation protection of personnel, carry out radiation surveys and maintain personnel dose records to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements
  • train future medical physicist, resident physician and technologists in the field of radiation oncology
  • implement the new advanced treatment techniques
  • supervise and provide consultation in the planning and delivery of radiation therapy including activities related to hiring of staff, their training & education, and patient planning & delivery of treatment.


You must have:
  • at least M.Sc/MS in Physics; Medical Physics will be preferred
  • a minimum of 7 years' experience as a Medical Physicist, preferably in a teaching hospital fully equipped with relevant imaging and radiation therapy modalities
  • appropriate credentials as a Medical Physicist
  • strong analytical skills
  • strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • ability to communicate effectively with patient and their attendants
  • effective decision making skills
  • personal attributes such as initiative, problem-solving, and teamwork are highly valued.

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