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.
We have an opening for hybrid research and imaging physics residency position in the Department of Medical Physics, with a flexible start date for the right candidate. This is a hybrid residency program in which a two-year grant-funded research project is followed by a two-year clinical residency in medical imaging physics. For those who enter the 4-year program without CAMPEP credentials, you will be enrolled in a CAMPEP Certificate program with full tuition support from the department. You will be required to complete the Certificate program during the first two years of the program before entering clinical training. Research for this position will be conducted under Dr. Hao Zhang, PhD, DABR on a project titled “Deep learning enabled fast gated CBCT imaging for lung SBRT.” You will be responsible for algorithm development, experimental validations, and preparation of manuscripts for publication. You will also have the opportunity to participate in the first-in-human clinical trial and translation of this imaging technique to the clinic.
The Department of Medical Physics consists of over eighty faculty physicists and computer scientists plus support staff working on various physical problems related to diagnosis and therapy for cancer, in partnership with radiologists, radiation oncologists, and other medical professionals. Medical Physicists in the diagnostic imaging physics track are actively engaged in several research programs that include molecular, MR and CT imaging as well as the new radionuclide therapies called theranostics. Examples include advanced MR acquisition techniques, motion correction, MR fingerprinting, artificial intelligence, and deep learning for image reconstruction in all imaging modalities. MSK is a World leader in imaging and theranostic research and supports one of the largest pre-clinical small animal core facilities in the United States that includes MR, PET, SPECT, CT, ultrasound imaging equipment that provides a conduit for the translation of experimental techniques into clinical trials. Additional highlights include grant-funded research in quantitative MRI, hypoxia imaging, imaging drug delivery, and radionuclide dosimetry. Research and development in radiotherapy physics include the use of artificial intelligence for improved imaging and target localization, real-time tumor tracking, tissue segmentation, treatment planning, and adaptive radiotherapy.
Diagnostic, Nuclear and MRI Medical Physicists play a key role in supporting all imaging devices throughout the MSK enterprise, maintaining and harmonizing acquisition protocols, troubleshooting image artifacts, and maintaining equipment accreditation and regulatory compliance. We support well over 500 imaging instruments that include 40 CT scanners, 21 MR scanners, and 17 PET scanners and work with radiologists in the selection of new imaging equipment and the implementation of new imaging techniques. Since diagnostic images are at the core of cancer diagnosis and response assessment, we have a strong philosophy to ensure that all imaging equipment throughout the network is operating at the optimum performance, per the overall mission of MSKCC to advance the state of cancer care.
Details of the residency program can be found at https://www.mskcc.org/hcp-education-training/residencies/residency-therapeutic-medical-physics. 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 https://careers.mskcc.org/learn-about-msk/benefits/.
The ideal candidate should have:
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
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