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Postdoctoral - Therapeutic Medical Physics

Company: Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Location: New York
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

Company Overview

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. We're treating cancer, one patient at a time. Join us and make a difference every day.

In compliance with applicable New York and New Jersey State regulatory authorities, COVID-19 vaccination (2 doses of either the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine or one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine) is mandatory for all MSK employees, contingent workers, and volunteers. Exceptions are permitted for those employees who request and receive an approved medical or fully remote exemption.

* Staff working at a MSK New Jersey location must be up to date with COVID-19 vaccination, which includes having completed the primary COVID-19 vaccination series and booster once eligible as mandated by New Jersey State. All New Jersey staff not yet eligible for a booster must receive a booster within 3 weeks of becoming eligible as a condition of continued employment at MSK.

Note: Individuals are eligible to receive a COVID-19 booster five months after receiving the second dose of either the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine or two months after the J&J vaccine.

Job Description

An opening is now available for a postdoctoral position working on a project that entails development of a new technique of real-time patient imaging and motion tracking during radiation therapy treatment plus implementation and development of real-time motion adaptation during treatment on the MR-linac under the direction of Dr. Grace Tang. The ideal candidate should have a strong background in medical physics while all physics and engineering backgrounds will be considered. Candidates should have strong experimental skills and computing skills such as MatLab. Previous experience with dosimetry instrumentation, imaging electronics, and linear accelerators is desired, but not required. This is a full-time two-year appointment.

For the right candidate, an opportunity to join a combined four-year hybrid research/residency program in Therapeutic Medical Physics in the Department of Medical Physics is available. Details of the residency program can be found at The successful candidate will be compensated according to the MSKCC standard rates based upon experience. Specifics information on employee benefits offered may be found at

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 a large, 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 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 segmentations, 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 and 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, that 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. We have a strong philosophy that all facilities will provide outstanding treatment quality as well as contribute to the overall mission of MSKCC to advance the state of cancer care.



MSK is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruiting and employment. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran status or any other factor which cannot lawfully be used as a basis for an employment decision.

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Keywords: Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York , Postdoctoral - Therapeutic Medical Physics, Other , New York, New York

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