Research and Residency Position in Therapeutic Medical Physics
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Location: New York, New York
Academic / Research
Internal Number: 2020-44771
An opening is now available postdoctoral position working on a project entitled, Marker-less Tumor Tracking for Paraspinal and Lung SBRT Treatment. The ideal candidate should have strong physics or mathematical background and be proficient in certain programming language such as C/C++, Python, Tensorflow/PyTroch, or MATLAB. Knowledge in medical imaging or image processing is a plus. The research will focus on developing motion tracking algorithms that can be used in radiation therapy. The candidate will work closely with medical physicists and radiation oncologists in developing the methods applied to lung cancer treatment and paraspinal stereotactic body radiation therapy. There will also be great opportunity for the candidate to get the firsthand knowledge & experiences of using deep learning in the field of radiation therapy. This is a full-time two-year appointment.
The Department of Medical Physics consists of over forty faculty physicists and computer scientists plus support staff working on various physical problems related to diagnosis and therapy for cancer. 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 algorithm, 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.or/departments/medical-physics ). In 2019, MSK enterprise-wide radiation and medical physics resources will include twenty-nine linear accelerators, one MR-Linac, six HDR units, CT, PET/CT and MRI simulators, and state of the art inter- and intra-fractional imaging and motion management capabilities. We are also partnered with the New York Proton Center, that houses one cyclotron, three rotational gantry treatment rooms, one fixed beam treatment room, one future research beam room, related PTEV support service spaces, PET/CT, two CTs, two MRIs, related clinical support space. We have a strong philosophy that all facilities will provide outstanding treatment quality as well as contribute to the overall mission of MSKCC to advance the state of cancer care.
Interested candidates should include CV, letter of interest and list of three references with thier application.Please address any additional questions to Christopher J. Watchman, PhD, DABR, Education Director and Associate Attending Physicist, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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