Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center Physicist I in New York, New York

Physicist I

Job Posting Number: 24206

Allied Health – Medical Physics and Radiation Therapy

New York,NY

August 6, 2018

Company Overview:

At Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK), we’re not only changing the way we treat cancer, but also the way the world thinks about it. By working together and pushing forward with innovation and discovery, we’re driving excellence and improving outcomes.

For the 28th year, MSK has been named a top hospital for cancer by U.S. News & World Report. We are proud to be on Becker’s Healthcare list as one of the 150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare in 2018, as well as one of Glassdoor’s Employees’ Choice Best Place to Work for 2018. We’re treating cancer, one patient at a time. Join us and make a difference every day.

Job Details:

We are:

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 Physicist, Technical Lead, in the Medical Health Physics section, and under the direction of the Corporate Radiation Safety Officer, you will assist in implementation of the Center’s Radiation Safety Program Services.

You will:

  • Perform surveys in radiation areas and identify unsafe conditions.

  • Perform radiation surveys in research and clinical laboratories using radioactive materials, under general supervision. Checks for contamination and record keeping in accordance with departmental guidelines.

  • Perform radioactive waste surveys and prepare packages for shipment and disposal.

  • Perform tasks associated with radiation safety and medical health physics special projects, including emergency preparedness.

  • Assist in administration of the radiation monitoring and dosimetry program.

  • Assist in sealed source program – inventory and check for radioactive leakage.

  • Follow up on opportunities for program improvement.

  • Assist in initial surveys of radiation-producing equipment.

  • Respond to emergency calls during the work day and off-hours as necessary in accordance with departmental procedures.

  • Under direction of supervisor, assist at radiation incidents.

  • Assist in radiation safety equipment calibration program.

  • Assist in education on radiation safety procedures to staff.

  • Record and maintain all paper/electronic files.

  • Assist in regulatory administration for registrations, permits, licenses, and formal inspections.

  • Assist in radiation safety interactions with patients and families.

You need:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in health physics, medical physics, or other physical science or related scientific field with less than 2 years experience in radiation protection or health physics. Student or intern experience in radiation protection or health physics or a related field is 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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