Tom Magaldi, Ph.D.

Administrator of Career and Professional Development Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Dr. Tom Magaldi is the Administrator of the Office of Career and Professional Development at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC). Tom develops, coordinates, implements and evaluates career and professional development services and activities for MSKCC postdoctoral researchers and graduate students. He is also a guest writer for, where he writes about career development for the Carpe Careers column.

Tom was most recently the Director of Science Alliance, the professional development branch of the New York Academy of Sciences. There, he developed and implemented innovative workshops and courses that provide early career scientists with a range of business skills essential for all careers. Dr. Magaldi received a B.S. in Biology from Providence College and a Ph.D. in genetics from Yale University where he studied tumor viruses.  Tom conducted his postdoc research on pathogen discovery at the National Cancer Institute. Tom has also worked as an Adjunct Professor of Biology at two community colleges in the Washington D.C. area. Tom currently lives in New Hyde Park, NY with his wife and two sons.