RESEARCH & RESIDENCY POSITION IN THERAPEUTIC MEDICAL PHYSICS, Department of Medical Physics-Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Job Locations USA-NY-New York
Posted Date 2 months ago(12/6/2022 2:51 PM)
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Company Overview

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) is one of the world’s premier cancer centers, committed to exceptional patient care, leading-edge research, and superb educational programs. The blending of research with patient care is at the heart of everything we do. The institution is a comprehensive cancer center whose purposes are the treatment and control of cancer, the advancement of biomedical knowledge through laboratory and clinical research, and the training of scientists, physicians, and other health care workers.

Job Description

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 December 2022 with a flexible start date for the right candidate.


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.  This position may be an excellent opportunity for you to transition your technical skills and apply them to exciting opportunities in cancer medicine. Applicants with CAMPEP degrees are encouraged to apply.  Research for this position will be conducted under the direction of Jean Moran, Ph.D. on a project entitled “Applying Machine Learning to Quality Improvement in Radiation Therapy.”  


The Department of Medical Physics consists of over 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 on-board pseudo MRI on a conventional X-ray guided LINAC, 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.

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.

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 ideal candidate should have:

  • Candidates with strong physics, and/or computer skills and are interested in applying your abilities to medicine.
  • Candidates with strong deep learning/AI skills are highly preferred.
  • Doctorate in medical physics, physics, engineering, or a similar scientific discipline.
  • Additional requirements may be found on our website (mskcc.or/departments/medical-physics).


If you have any questions about this job opportunity, please contact:


    Christopher J. Watchman, Ph.D., DABR

    Education Director and Associate Attending Physicist

    Department of Medical Physics

** Please include a letter of intent, curriculum vitae & three letters, or reference in your application submission.



Salary: $55,439 - $85,402


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. Federal law requires employers to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities. Please tell us if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job or to perform your job. Examples of reasonable accommodation include making a change to the application process or work procedures, providing documents in an alternate format, using a sign language interpreter, or using specialized equipment.


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