Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) is one of the worlds premier cancer centers, committed to exceptional patient care, leading-edge research, and superb educational programs. The blending of research with patient care is at the heart of everything we do. The institution is a Comprehensive Cancer Center whose purposes are the treatment and control of cancer, the advancement of biomedical knowledge through laboratory and clinical research, and the training of scientists, physicians and other health care workers.
An opening is now available postdoctoral position working on a project entitled, Dose accumulation in Radiation Therapy under the direction of Drs. Pengpeng Zhang and Laura Cervino. The ideal candidate should have strong physics or mathematical background and be proficient in certain programming language such as C/C++, Python, Tensorflow/PyTroch, and MATLAB. Knowledge in medical imaging or image processing is a plus. The research will focus on developing, evaluating, and implementing deformable image registration and statistical analysis methods to be used in dose accumulation for adaptive radiotherapy and re-treatment. The candidate will work closely with medical physicists and computer scientists in developing the methods. 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 eighty 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 and delivery, 4D imaging and motion management, automation, and the development of informatics-based and adaptive radiotherapy processes ( www.mskcc.or/departments/medical-physics ). In 2020, MSK enterprise-wide radiation and medical physics resources included 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, which 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.
As one of the world's premier cancer centers, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center is committed to exceptional patient care, leading-edge research, and superb educational programs. The close collaboration between our physicians and scientists is one of our unique strengths, enabling us to provide patients with the best care available today as we work to discover more effective strategies to prevent, control, and ultimately cure cancer in the future. Our education programs train future physicians and scientists, and the knowledge and experience they gain at Memorial Sloan-Kettering has an impact on cancer treatment and the biomedical research agenda around the world.