Postdoctoral Research Position


The Department of Surgery at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer is looking for a highly motivated, academically oriented surgical resident – from PGY2 to PGY5+ level at an ACGME accredited surgical residency program – interested in surgical quality research. The ideal applicant should have an interest in performance improvement, quality assurance, patient safety, and surgical oncology (or related subspecialties including but not limited to Breast Surgery, Colorectal Surgery, Gynecologic Oncology, Head and Neck Surgery, Pediatric Surgery, Urologic Surgery, and Thoracic Surgery).  The position is funded by MSK.

The successful candidate is expected to complete multiple clinical projects during his/her two-year surgical quality fellowship. This encompasses protocol design, IRB submission, research team coordination, data collection, statistical analysis, and manuscript writing. Formal statistics training may be included. It is highly encouraged that projects be submitted to and presented at national and international meetings and successfully published in journals with high impact factors. Active collaboration with other investigators on research projects is expected. The position will be supervised by the Department of Surgery Quality and Safety Manager, Nita McNeil, RN, MA, CPHQ and the Vice Chair for Quality and Safety, Garrett Nash, MD, MPH.

The department of Surgery at MSKCC is one of the highest volume cancer surgery centers in the country, providing large amounts of data for a variety of multidisciplinary clinical projects. The research environment at MSKCC is exceptionally fertile and particularly suited for multi-disciplinary outcomes and translational research. This proximity of several world-class institutes, investigators, leaders in the study of cancer, fosters an environment of intense innovation and discovery by facilitating collaborations among investigators with diverse expertise in cancer research.

Minimum two-year commitment is mandatory beginning July 1, 2022.

Application Requirements

All interested applicants should forward curriculum vitae/bibliography and the names, telephone numbers and E-mail addresses of two references to: Nita McNeil, RN, MA, CPHQ via email [email protected]