Faculty Position in the Radiotherapy Physics Service, MR Program
MEMORIAL SLOAN KETTERING CANCER CENTER
March 6, 2018
NY , New York
Therapeutic Radiology (TR)
Medical Physics: Radiation Oncology
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) has an immediate opening within the Radiotherapy Physics Service of the Department of Medical Physics for a faculty level physicist to develop our MR-guided radiotherapy program at the Koch Center for Cancer Care, a new MSKCC facility located within blocks of our main campus on the Upper East Side in Manhattan. Upon opening in mid-2019, the Koch Center will house a 1.5T MR-linac and a 3T MR simulator, providing a unique environment for the development of MR-guided radiotherapy applications. In addition to the MR capabilities, the facility will have one conventional accelerator, a third vault for later expansion, a conventional CT simulator and PET/CT capabilities. Position responsibilities will include the development and implementation of clinical applications and protocols for MR-guided radiotherapy as well as integration with MSKCC’s existing MR simulation and response assessment programs. In addition to radiotherapy physics, the Department of Medical Physics includes a strong MR imaging physics group, providing a rich environment for clinical and academic collaboration. Some routine clinical physics support for radiotherapy is also expected. Applicants must have demonstrated interest, ability, and academic productivity in MR applications in radiotherapy.
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 integration of MR and PET imaging into radiotherapy decision making and treatment planning, 4D imaging and motion management, the development of informatics- based and adaptive radiotherapy processes, the development and clinical use of predictive models (tumor control and normal tissue complication probability) in treatment planning, and improved treatment planning optimization algorithms (www.mskcc.org/departments/medical-physics). Resources within MSK radiation oncology and medical physics currently include twenty six linear accelerators across seven locations, MR and PET scanners for radiation oncology applications, as well as state-of-the-art inter- and intra-fractional imaging and motion management capabilities. Significant expansion is expected to continue in the next two years. We have a strong philosophy that all facilities will provide outstanding treatment quality as well as contributing to the overall mission of the center to advance the state of cancer care.
Interested individuals should send a letter and curriculum vitae to: Margie Hunt, M.S., Vice Chair of Radiotherapy Physics (email@example.com), or Joseph Deasy, Ph.D., Chair, Department of Medical Physics (firstname.lastname@example.org), Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, 1275 York Avenue, New York, NY 10065.
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center is a recognized world leader in clinical cancer care and research with multiple sites in Manhattan, New Jersey, Long Island and Westchester County. Salaries are competitive and we offer ample opportunities for continuing education development. MSKCC is an equal-opportunity/affirmative action employer.
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