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The Medical Health Physics section in the Department of Medical Physics is primarily responsible for radiation safety in both the hospital and research settings. Our aim is to provide exceptional clinical support for the current practice of medicine and research that utilizes radioactive materials and radiation producing devices for the diagnosis and treatment of cancers and allied diseases. In addition, the section performs practical research aimed at the immediate translation of results into improved radiation protection policies that maximize medical benefits to patients, staff, and the public while controlling, communicating and reducing risks from exposure to ionizing radiation and enabling the expansion of successful clinical programs.
Reporting to the Corporate Radiation Safety Officer, head of the Medical Health Physics section, you will provide leadership, management, and specialized technical knowledge for the radiation safety program at MSKCC.
Develop advanced engineering and applied mathematical approaches for evaluating specific organ doses, and overall risks associated with internal and external radiation exposures for scenarios involving patients, staff, occupationally exposed individuals, and the public. Translate and communicate results in such a way as to improve overall safety and to facilitate the beneficial uses of radiation and radioactive materials in medicine.
Supervise and evaluate the measurement of radiation levels on patients receiving therapeutic treatments, performing measurements when necessary, and evaluating and calculating results.
Specify radiation precaution parameters for medical staff and patient's families.
Apply advanced knowledge and skills in implementing the Center's Radiation Safety Program.
Supervise the instruction of medical and laboratory staff on dosimetry, risk assessment, and radiation safety procedures.
Educate and train all levels of Center staff to ensure compliance with all legal, regulatory and institutional requirements.
Oversee the review of personnel radiation monitors and reports, reviewing the data for trends and opportunities for improvement.
Supervise the performance of bioassay measurements on personnel working with unsealed sources of radioactive materials in conformance with regulatory guidelines and assist in evaluating the results.
A PhD in Medical Physics, Nuclear Engineering, Applied Mathematics or related scientific field with a minimum of 2-3 years experience in radiation dosimetry calculations and risk assessments , or
Board Certification in Health Physics, Medical Health Physics, or Radiation Oncology Physics, a Masters degree in Physics, Health Physics, or Radiological Engineering, and a minimum of 7 years of experience in health physics/medical health physics.
New York State Medical Physicist license eligibility preferred.
Monte-Carlo modeling experience/training strongly preferred. Teaching experience a plus.
Licensing and regulatory requirements experience preferred
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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About Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
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.