Physicist I

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center | New York, NY, United States

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Posted Date 5/16/2021

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. We’re treating cancer, one patient at a time. Join us and make a difference every day.

Job Details

We Are:

We have an exciting opportunity to join the Medical Physics Department as Physicist I. This role offers you the opportunity to assist in the implementation of Radiation Safety Programs throughout MSK and regional sites.

You Will:

  • Responsible for tasks in the Dosimetry monitor program. Receiving, dispensing, gathering, shipping to vendor. Processing new requests for monitors.
  • Fluoroscopic evaluation of leaded garments at the Center to check for safety along with database inputs.
  • Measures radiation exposure levels on patients receiving radioactive material for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes.
  • Calculates results, and specifies radiation precaution parameters for medical staff and patients' families, following departmental procedures.
  • Assists Pathology staff with materials containing therapeutic quantities of radioactive materials.
  • Performs radiation surveys in research and clinical laboratories using radioactive materials, under general supervision.
  • Interviews patients and families prior to discharge. Specifies radiation precautions to be followed, according to departmental guidelines.
  • Performs radioactive waste surveys and prepares packaging for shipment and disposal. Performs tasks associated with radiation safety special projects, such as emergency preparedness.
  • Assists in surveying radiation areas and identifying unsafe conditions.
  • Assists in education on radiation safety procedures to staff.
  • Assists in capturing records of patient radiation safety information management, area monitoring program, shipping and transfers of radioactive material, sealed sources and waste monitor calibrations.
  • Records and maintains all paper/electronic files in an organized manner. Generates or retrieves reports as needed.
  • Maintain a database of patient radiation safety data for regulatory review and research projects.

You Need:

  • Bachelor’s in Physics or Health Physics
  • 0-2 years of relevant experience
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work with database management software, statistical and graphic applications and online systems.
  • Analytical skills required with the ability to resolve similar types of recurring problems and to apply solutions that have worked in the past.
  • Intermediate to advanced SharePoint and MS Office skills. #LI-POST


Competitive compensation packages | Sick Time |Generous Vacation+ 12 holidays to recharge & refuel| Internal Career Mobility & Performance Consulting | Medical, Dental, Vision, FSA & Dependent Care|403b Retirement Savings Plan Match|Tuition Reimbursement |Parental Leave & Adoption Assistance |Commuter Spending Account |Fitness Discounts &Wellness Program | Resource Networks| Life Insurance & Disability |

We believe in communication, openness, and thinking beyond your 8-hour day @ MSK. It’s important to us that you have a sense of impact, community, and work/life balance to be and feel your best.

Our Hiring Process

You review the posting, agree it sounds like a great fit & apply ->Talent Acquisition contacts you to schedule a phone interview (if your profile aligns) -> after speaking with the Talent Acquisition Specialist, you will connect with the Hiring Manager by phone or video -> if your experience is a fit, you will move forward to a video call or on-site visit with the team -> post-interview feedback->ideally an offer! ->reference check & onboarding-> orientation & official welcome to MSK.

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