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At Memorial Sloan Kettering, you have an opportunity to launch and grow a career that puts your passion and talents to work making a difference as we battle cancer and improve cancer care.

With locations in New York City, New Jersey, and Westchester, and on Long Island, we have a variety of entry-level jobs, some of which require no prior experience. If you’re a go-getter who is looking to learn and grow, you can build a future here at MSK.

There are opportunities in our laboratories where you can work alongside world-renowned doctors on clinical research, professional opportunities, and career paths in healthcare administration. If you’re not sure which career is right for you, we have entry-level jobs that allow you to learn the business from the ground up, gaining hands-on experience along the way as you find your fit in healthcare.

As a world leader in cancer care, research, and treatment, we’re always expanding our services, our footprints, and our initiatives in Manhattan and beyond. This means new opportunities are always around the corner.

At MSK, we take care of our employees with generous benefits, tuition reimbursement, and free trainings and courses through our robust Learning and Organizational Development Department.

MSK hires entry-level employees with an array of backgrounds. We recruit majors in Health Care, Science, and Liberal Arts. We have opportunities in our laboratories or working alongside world-renowned physicians on clinical research. In addition, we have opportunities for those interested in a career path within healthcare administration.

Specialty Areas

Learn the ins and outs of healthcare while gaining valuable experience working as a care coordinator. In this role, you will ensure that each physician practice session is well prepared, well organized, and fully utilized so that each patient’s visit meets their satisfaction.

Care coordinators act as a liaison between the patient, the patient’s family, and the medical team during a patient’s office visits. Responsibilities include orienting patients and families to the office or facility, assisting with patient flow between the waiting and clinical areas, and ensuring that medical records are available and complete prior to a patient’s office visit.

The clinical research coordinator is actively involved in the review of patient histories, the collection and computerization of information, and the development of reports. As a member of a multidisciplinary research team made up of doctors, nurses, and clinical support staff, you will contribute to a superior understanding of the care provided to patients. Research opportunities are available in the following departments: Epidemiology, Medicine, Neurology, Pathology, Pediatrics, and Surgery.

Our recently graduated nurses are supported from the start of their career at MSK through our UHC/AACN Nurse Residency Program. This evidence-based program is designed to help our nurses, after they begin employment at MSK to achieve proficiency in their profession and gain clinical autonomy at the point of patient care. Nurses develop effective decision-making abilities related to clinical judgment and performance and learn how to incorporate research-based evidence into their practice to advance safe, high-quality nursing care. The Nurse Residency Program also helps nurses formulate individual development plans for career advancement while further strengthening their dedication to nursing as a career choice.

In 2018, our graduate RN Residency Program achieved Accreditation with Distinction. This is the highest level of accreditation bestowed by the ANCC.  

New Grad Nurses begin their career working within various services, including Acute Care, Pediatrics, Peri-operative Services, and Ambulatory Care.  

To explore New Grad RN opportunities at MSK, Please join our Talent Community – and select “Nursing New Graduates and Students”. To explore New Grad RN opportunities at MSK, Please join our Talent Community – and select “Nursing New Graduates and Students”

You can then create a profile and upload your resume to our database.  A representative from Nurse Recruitment will contact you directly if there is an opportunity to interview.

Our office coordinators are key contacts for our patients and act as a liaison between patients and the medical healthcare team on a daily basis. In this entry-level role, you’ll gain valuable experience as you build relationships with our patients and ensure the smooth running of their care.

Responsibilities include screening calls, scheduling tests and appointments, updating electronic medical records, and coordinating with clinical staff.

The education of tomorrow’s scientific leaders is essential to our mission. That’s why we offer unique and comprehensive programs in the study of biomedical sciences and the management of cancer. Our collaborations with The Rockefeller University, Cornell University, and Weill Cornell Medical College offer PhD programs in chemical biology, computational biology and medicine, and the medical sciences. MSK also partners with Weill Cornell Medical College and The Rockefeller University to offer an MD/PhD degree for aspiring physician-scientists.

The Sloan Kettering Institute is the state-of-the-art laboratory research facility of MSK. Research technicians provide support to the laboratory in the completion of assigned experiments and assist in molecular biology experiments using standard recombinant DNA protocols, such as DNA isolation, cloning and sequencing, RNA isolation, Southern and Northern blotting, recombinant DNA library screening, and PCR and site-directed mutagenesis.

Volunteers provide nonmedical assistance that enhances the quality of life for patients and caregivers in the hospital. The scope of activities includes transporting patients, assisting with recreational activities, and helping in the Intensive Care Unit, Postanesthesia Care Unit, Surgical Day Hospital, and Urgent Care. During the summer, the commitment for volunteers can be one to several days per week, depending on the needs of the areas where they serve. Generally, the needs for assistance are greater Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 am and 8:00 pm. Opportunities are unpaid and exclude students who are working via an affiliation agreement with a university or college. Students seeking to fulfill community service requirements for school are welcome.

For more information on becoming a volunteer and to submit an online application, please visit the Department of Volunteer Resources website.

“I started working here shortly after graduating with a public health degree from Rutgers University, and in just over a year, I have learned so much about patient care and working in healthcare. MSK gives you the opportunity to make a difference in someone’s life through meaningful work each and every day.”

Mannaza Kalsee Office Coordinator, Department of Medicine / Rutgers University

“The Clinical Research Coordinator is ideal for someone who enjoys and is resilient in the face of new challenges on a daily basis. We are the chameleons of research as we are adaptable and effectively cater to the unique needs of each service.”

Thomas Brinkman Clinical Research Coordinator / Rutgers University

“The most rewarding moments come from patients who express their gratitude for all that MSK has done for them. It’s always a great feeling to know that the work you do actually matters to someone.”

Ashley Furman Care Coordinator / SUNY Albany

Summer Programs and Internships

Our commitment to training the next generation of students remains as strong as ever, and we offer several exciting summer opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students.

Bench Research Internship Program

Clinical Assistance Program (Nursing)

Clinical Oncology Open Learning Scholars Program

Healthcare Administration Support Internship

Human Oncology and Pathogenesis Program

Information Technology Internship Program

Office of Faculty Development

Partnership Undergraduate Research Training

Summer Undergraduate Research Program

Learning and development

If you join us as a session assistant or physician office assistant, we take your training and development seriously. A dedicated team of trainers, experienced session assistants and physician office assistants, and department managers provide meaningful instruction throughout a 12-day training program. In this feedback-rich environment, you’ll spend part of each day in the classroom, followed by time in the clinic or office, where you’ll work alongside a teammate. After completing this program, a mentor will guide you through the first few weeks in your assignment. The Ambulatory Care Training Team in collaboration with the Learning and Organizational Development Department are committed to providing opportunities to help you continuously develop in your role, both technically and personally.

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