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Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Postdoctoral research fellow/associate in MRI-guided Radiotherapy Department of Medical Physics Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

3+ months agoNew York, NY

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The people of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) are united by a singular mission: ending cancer for life. Our specialized care teams provide personalized, compassionate, expert care to patients of all ages. Informed by basic research done at our Sloan Kettering Institute, scientists across MSK collaborate to conduct innovative translational and clinical research that is driving a revolution in our understanding of cancer as a disease and improving the ability to prevent, diagnose, and treat it. MSK is dedicated to training the next generation of scientists and clinicians, who go on to pursue our mission at MSK and around the globe. 


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Job Description

The Radiation Dosimetry Core and MRI Physics group at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) offer a postdoctoral research fellow or research associate position in MRI-guided radiotherapy. The successful candidate will work under the supervision of Grace Tang, a leader in the development of MLC tracking techniques. 


The main goal of the position is to develop real-time MRI-guided radiotherapy technology via MLC tracking on the MR-linac system for tumors affected by continuous motion. The work involves building machine control interface, experimental validations, and clinical feasibility testing.. 


 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. One Elekta Unity MR-linac system, 9 Varian linacs, and 2 ETHOS systems at the Manhattan Campus of MSKCC. 

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. 



The ideal candidate should have:  

  • PhD in physics or engineering 
  • Strong experimental and computing skills 
  • Background in Medical Physics is a plus 
  • Experience and knowledge in dosimetry instrumentation, imaging electronics, and linear accelerators is a plus 



Please submit a CV and brief research statement 

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


Grace Tang, PhD 



Salary: $72,071 - $93,730 


Postdoctoral Fellows compensation is based on multiple variables. This range represents annual salary only and does not include supplemental performance-based pay or any one-time payments that eligible candidates may be offered at the time of hire. Salary will be commensurate with experience and the cost of living in New York City. Subsidized housing close to the MSKCC campus may be available. 




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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Client-provided location(s): New York, NY, USA
Job ID: 428272753
Employment Type: Other

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