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PET Radiographer/ Imaging Technologist

London (Central), London (Greater)
£37,332 - £42,099 per annum, including London Weighting allowance
Closing date
9 Jun 2024

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About us

We are looking for an enthusiastic PET Radiographer/ Imaging Technologist to join our PET Imaging Centre and Guy’s Cancer Centre. The PET Centre is part of Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust and King’s College London within the School of Biomedical Engineering & Imaging Sciences. As such, we run an extensive clinical PET service, including a wide range of specialist indications, and an extensive clinical research programme. Facilities include a cyclotron, radiochemistry labs and a new scanning facilities with 3 PET-CT scanners and a PET-MR.

About the role

The purpose of the role is to be a member of a multi-disciplinary team in providing an efficient, effective and timely PET-CT imaging service to the patients, clinicians and researchers using the Centre, and to contribute to the development of the service, participating in all aspects of clinical and research scanning procedures. You will provide a high level of clinical care to all patients and research subjects, working within all relevant regulatory and clinical governance guidelines as required by KCL and Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust at both sites.

  You will demonstrate a sound awareness of good patient care and confidentiality. Excellent Imaging skills in clinical and/or research fields are essential and should be paired with up to date knowledge of imaging techniques, and knowledge of the principles of PET scanning and the relationship of PET to other imaging modalities. Previous post-grad experience is desirable, but not essential and you must have hands-on experience in Nuclear Medicine, CT or MRI.

  You must have a BSc / Diploma in Radiography OR an equivalent recognised Nuclear Medicine Qualification. You will be able to work well in a team, calmly under pressure, be empathetic and able to use their own initiative to problem solve. The role will work across both sites as needed to train staff and visitors as well as to provide cover.

This is a full time post (35 Hours per week), and you will be offered an indefinite contract.

About you

To be successful in this role, we are looking for candidates to have the following skills and experience:

Essential criteria

  1. BSc / Diploma in Radiography or recognised Nuclear Medicine qualification 
  2. Excellent imaging and patient care skills 
  3. Hands on experience in Nuclear Medicine or PET-CT 
  4. Experience in following protocols and complying with local rules 
  5. Up to date knowledge of imaging techniques including knowledge of the principles of PET scanning and the relationship of PET to other imaging modalities and 
  6. An understanding of cross-sectional anatomy 
  7. Excellent computing skills 
  8. Excellent verbal and written communication skills and able to work well with a variety of people and in a team

Desirable criteria

  1. Registration with IPEM or HCPC 
  2. IV cannulation skills 
  3. Previous post graduate experience 
  4. Handling of unsealed radiation sources 
  5. Handling of blood products

Downloading a copy of our Job Description

Full details of the role and the skills, knowledge and experience required can be found in the Job Description document, provided at the bottom of the next page after you click “Apply Now”. This document will provide information of what criteria will be assessed at each stage of the recruitment process

Further information

This post is subject to Disclosure and Barring Service and/or Occupational Health clearances.

We pride ourselves on being inclusive and welcoming. We embrace diversity and want everyone to feel that they belong and are connected to others in our community.

We are committed to working with our staff and unions on these and other issues, to continue to support our people and to develop a diverse and inclusive culture at King's. We ask all candidates to submit a copy of their CV, and a supporting statement, detailing how they meet the essential criteria listed in the advert. If we receive a strong field of candidates, we may use the desirable criteria to choose our final shortlist, so please include your evidence against these where possible.

To find out how our managers will review your application, please take a look at our ‘How we Recruit’ pages.

We are not able to offer sponsorship for candidates who do not currently possess the right to work in the UK.


King's College London is one of the top 20 universities in the world and among the oldest in England. King's has more than 27,600 students (of whom nearly 10,500 are graduate students) from some 150 countries worldwide, and some 6,800 staff.

King's has an outstanding reputation for world-class teaching and cutting-edge research. In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) King’s was ranked 6th nationally in the ‘power’ ranking, which takes into account both the quality and quantity of research activity, and 7th for quality according to Times Higher Education rankings. Eighty-four per cent of research at King’s was deemed ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ (3* and 4*). The university is in the top seven UK universities for research earnings and has an overall annual income of more than £684 million.

King's has a particularly distinguished reputation in the humanities, law, the sciences (including a wide range of health areas such as psychiatry, medicine, nursing and dentistry) and social sciences including international affairs. It has played a major role in many of the advances that have shaped modern life, such as the discovery of the structure of DNA and research that led to the development of radio, television, mobile phones and radar.

King's College London and Guy's and St Thomas', King's College Hospital and South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trusts are part of King's Health Partners. King's Health Partners Academic Health Sciences Centre (AHSC) is a pioneering global collaboration between one of the world's leading research-led universities and three of London's most successful NHS Foundation Trusts, including leading teaching hospitals and comprehensive mental health services. For more information, visit:

King’s £600 million campaign, World questions|KING’s answers, has delivered huge global impact in areas where King’s has particular expertise. Philanthropic support has funded new research to save young lives at Evelina London Children’s Hospital; established the King’s Dickson Poon School of Law as a worldwide leader in transnational law; built a new Cancer Centre at Guy’s Hospital; allowed unique collaboration between leading neuroscientists to fast-track new treatments for Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, motor neurone disease, depression and schizophrenia at the new Maurice Wohl Clinical Neuroscience Institute; created the Cicely Saunders Institute: the first academic institution in the world dedicated to palliative care, and supported the King’s Sierra Leone Partnership in the Ebola crisis. Donations provide over 300 of the most promising students with scholarships and bursaries each year. More information about the campaign is available at

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