Research & Residency Position in Therapeutic Medical Physics
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Location: New York, New York
Academic / Research
Internal Number: 2022-59734
RESEARCH & RESIDENCY POSITION IN THERAPEUTIC MEDICAL PHYSICS
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) is one of the worlds premier cancer centers, committed to exceptional patient care, leading-edge research, and superb educational programs. Our MSKCC CAMPEP Accredited Residency Program in Therapeutic Medical Physics involves two years of dedicated research with the opportunity to obtain a CAMPEP Medical Physics certificate, followed by two years of training in all aspects of clinical radiation therapy. Applicants with CAMPEP degrees are encouraged to apply. Minimum requirements for admission to the program include an earned doctorate in physics, engineering, or a similar scientific discipline. Additional requirements may be found on our website (linked below). This position may be an excellent opportunity for you to transition your technical skills and apply them to exciting opportunities in cancer medicine.
We have an opening in our combined four-year hybrid residency in Therapeutic Medical Physics in the Department of Medical Physics, available as early as May 2022 with a flexible start date for the right candidate. We are looking for a candidate with strong physics, MRI, imaging, and/or computer skills and are interested in applying your abilities to medicine. Candidates with strong experimental skills are preferred but not mandatory.
The Department of Medical Physics consists of over seventy faculty physicists and computer scientists plus support staff working on various physical problems related to diagnosis and therapy for cancer. MSKCC has an extensive, cutting-edge program in all aspects of radiation oncology physics that seeks to improve the clinical effectiveness of radiation therapy in partnership with radiation oncologists, radiologists, and other medical professionals. Many new programs in radiation therapy research and development are ongoing, including the development of real-time motion adaptation during treatment on the MR-linac, the development and clinical use of predictive models using machine learning/AI for treatment planning, improved treatment planning optimization algorithms, integration of MR and PET imaging into radiotherapy decision making and treatment planning, 4D imaging and motion management, the use of Deep Learning and AI for image analysis and tissue segmentation, and the development of informatics-based adaptive radiotherapy processes (www.mskcc.or/departments/medical-physics). Medical physics resources include twenty-nine linear accelerators, one combined treatment room-MRI-Linac system, six HDR units, CT, PET/CT, MRI simulators, and state-of-the-art inter-and intra-fractional imaging and motion management capabilities. We also have access to robust high-performance and GPU computing. We are also partners with the New York Proton Center, which houses one cyclotron, three rotational gantry treatment rooms, one fixed beam treatment room, one research beam room, PET/CT, two CTs, two MRIs, related clinical support space.
At Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK), we’re not only changing the way we treat cancer, but also the way the world thinks about it. By working together and pushing forward with innovation and discovery, we’re driving excellence and improving outcomes. For the 28th year, MSK has been named a top hospital for cancer by U.S. News & World Report. We are proud to be on Becker’s Healthcare list as one of the 150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare in 2018, as well as one of Glassdoor’s Employees’ Choice Best Place to Work for 2018. We’re treating cancer, one patient at a time. Join us and make a difference every day.