Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) has an immediate opening within the Department of Medical Physics for an Education Director. The Education Director will have primary responsibility for the Radiotherapy Physics Residency Program including program structure, coordination of didactic coursework by MSK faculty, seminars, and monitoring and oversight of clinical projects and rotations. The MSK residency is part of a CAMPEP-approved “2+2” program (2 year post-doctoral fellowship followed by a 2 year residency) and typically has 6 to 8 post-docs/residents at any given time. There is a strong commitment to further program development in the coming years. In addition to the residency program, the Education Director will develop and manage a comprehensive radiotherapy physics educational program that will rely heavily on self-learning approaches including videos and webinars for training and credentialing of staff in routine QA, external and brachytherapy treatment planning, and new techniques. This program will form the basis of a consistent campus-wide approach to education for more than one hundred radiotherapy physicists and planners at MSK facilities.
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 (tumor control and normal tissue complication probability) in 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, and the development of informatics- based and adaptive radiotherapy processes (www.mskcc.org/departments/medical-physics). By mid-2019, resources within MSK radiation oncology and medical physics will include twenty-eight linear accelerators across seven locations, one MR Linac, MR and PET scanners for radiation oncology applications, as well as state-of-the-art inter- and intra-fractional imaging and motion management capabilities. MSKCC is also a consortium partner of the New York Proton Center, a four room treatment facility opening in 2019. We have a strong philosophy that all facilities will provide outstanding clinical care as well as contribute to the research and educational mission of the center to advance the state of cancer care.
Candidates must have at least 5 years post-graduate experience, be certified by the American Board of Radiology (or equivalent) in Therapeutic Medical Physics and be eligible for licensure in New York.
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.
ABOUT MEMORIAL SLOAN-KETTERING CANCER CENTER
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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