Senior Research Radiation Therapist


Senior Research Radiation Therapist

Heidelberg VIC

Austin Health is one of Victoria’s largest health care providers. Comprising the Austin Hospital, Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital, Royal Talbot Rehabilitation, Hospital in the Home and community-based health services; Austin Health is an internationally recognised leader in clinical teaching, training and research, with numerous university and research institute affiliations.

As part of Austin Health, Radiation Oncology provides Radiotherapy services to North-Eastern Melbourne, the Grampians Region and Stawell. Our vision for the future, to be recognised as a leader in quality, innovation and delivering value in multidisciplinary cancer care is key to our Strategic Roadmap: Pursuing Excellence. This Roadmap, facilitated through a number of key initiatives, recognises professional development, research and education as key to enhancing patient care, service and collaboration across the sector. This map prepares us to meet the challenges of developing new and innovative technologies and incorporating them into evidence based clinical practice.

Our major equipment includes Varian and Elekta Linacs, including a Unity Linac; dedicated CT and MRI scanners; Monaco RTPS, MiM Maestro, Mobius, WoMed units, brachytherapy along with an extensive suite of phantom and dosimetry equipment and software. We provide optimal patient care via our extensive stereotactic & external beam therapy programme, HDR brachytherapy, personalised planning, robust quality assurance activities and ongoing professional development.


We currently seek a Senior Radiation Therapist (Grade 4) with exceptional collaboration skills, a wide network of clinical, industry, investigator and academic partners, coupled to high acuity for innovation to join our newly established Research Team. Headed by a Director of Research, Research Medical Physicist, Trial Co-ordinators, Biostatistician and Clinical Research Fellows, this opportunity will strengthen our ability to deliver our vision.

You will positively influence the ability of Radiation Oncology to successfully initiate and participate in clinical research trials, seek funding through successful grant opportunities to bolster our strategic research goals and possess a proven interest to share your knowledge.
As a committed professional you will have extensive experience in current Radiotherapy practice with excellent technical, interpersonal and teamwork skills together with a desire to advance clinical practice through research.

The ability to adapt to changing circumstances, as they occur and be flexible is highly desirable. In addition, it is important that applicants be open to and supportive of change and innovation through the use of evidence-based research methodology. You will be required to educate and support the clinical team, fostering a positive and proactive approach to promoting the service and our research endeavours.

The successful applicant will maintain an important role in research governance and promotion in combination with the Director of Research and the wider team. Coupled to your proven research history and contribution to scientific learning, via presentations and papers, a conjunct academic position may be offered to the successful candidate.

Location: Olivia Newton-John Cancer & Wellness Centre, 145 Studley Rd, Heidelberg VIC 3084

Written application letter, CV and the names of 2 clinical referees are required from all applicants. A statement addressing the key selection criteria as relevant to the position description is also required.

All enquiries & applications to:
Dr Nigel Anderson Radiation Therapy Manager ( (ph 9496 9805).

Further clarification of the appointment process for this position may be obtained from Eddy Zupan RT Site Manager, ONJ ( (0402 481 968)

Please refer to the Research Radiation Therapist Position Description for all criteria relevant to this position and apply via the link below.

Reference #: 40769

Apply here:

Vacancy closing date: Sunday 2 January 2022.

Work with us! Your reward is to work in a collaborative environment which will provide you with opportunities for ongoing training and development. Your benefits will include salary packaging, employee assistance program and a staff health centre.
All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory National Police Certificate conducted by Austin Health and if required, a Working With Children Check.
Austin Health is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce that reflects the community we serve. Applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are encouraged.