Research Position in Therapeutic Medical Physics

Sloan Kettering Memorial Cancer Center

Company overview

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. One of the world’s most respected comprehensive centers devoted exclusively to cancer, we have been recognized as one of the top two cancer hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report for more than 30 years.


In compliance with applicable State regulatory authorities, COVID-19 vaccination is mandatory for all MSK staff. Staff are considered fully vaccinated upon completion of a primary vaccination series for COVID-19 (i.e., one dose of a single dose vaccine or a final dose of a multi-dose vaccine series). Exceptions from the COVID-19 vaccine requirement are permitted for those who request and receive an approved medical or fully remote exemption.  Requests for medical exemption can take up to two weeks to review. Vaccination or an approved medical exemption is required to start work.


*Staff working at a MSK New Jersey location must be up to date with COVID-19 vaccination, which includes having completed the primary COVID-19 vaccination series and booster once eligible as mandated by New Jersey State. All New Jersey staff not yet eligible for a booster must receive a booster within 3 weeks of becoming eligible as a condition of continued employment at MSK.


Note: Individuals are eligible to receive a COVID-19 booster two months after completion of a primary vaccination series for COVID-19.  Because vaccine-induced immunity can wane over time, MSK continues to strongly urge all staff to get a COVID-19 booster as soon as they become eligible to maintain their protective immunity for a longer period.

Job details

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

Application Process
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Complete an Online Application
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Interview Process
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Provide References
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Extension of Job Offer
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New Employee Orientation