Postdoctoral Fellowship Position in Cancer Biology Human Oncogenesis and Pathogenesis Program (HOPP)
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Location: New York, New York
Internal Number: 65228
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) is one of the world's premier cancer centers, committed to exceptional patient care, leading-edge research, and excellent educational programs. The blending of research with patient care is at the heart of everything we do. The institution is a comprehensive cancer center whose purposes are the treatment and control of cancer, the advancement of biomedical knowledge through laboratory and clinical research, and the training of scientists, physicians and other healthcare workers.
Applications are invited for a position as a Post-Doctoral Fellow to study the mechanisms underlying the pathogenesis of lymphoma involving multi-disciplinary research spanning discovery to biomarker credentialing and translation.
The selected candidate for the position will work on one of several research projects including the development of novel strategies for the interrogation of biological complexes, the dissection of deregulated signaling pathways involved in the molecular pathogenesis of cancer, and biomarker discovery. Specific project opportunities also include the interrogation of post-translational modifications that are implicated in cancer pathogenesis and in-vivo studies investigating mechanisms of lymphoma pathogenesis and evolution.
The candidate will have opportunities to combine genetic approaches with proteo-genomic analyses to understand lymphoma pathogenesis. Experience and willingness to independently execute experiments in mice is required. Accordingly, the experience with all aspects of immunology, molecular biology and cell biology is desired. The responsibility of the postdoctoral candidate includes working directly with the senior members of the laboratory to design, develop and execute bench experiments and performing data management. The candidate must be able to troubleshoot technical difficulties, maintain adequate records and clearly communicate scientific results and interpretation verbally and in writing to the principal investigator and scientific community.
The successful candidate must have a Ph.D., M.D. or equivalent doctoral degree.
We are looking for candidates with background and/or strong interest in one or more of the following areas: mouse model of cancer, immunology, and cell biology, computational biology.
Experience and willingness to independently execute experiments in mice is required.
Excellent interpersonal skills to function optimally in the project team and to cooperate with collaborators will be important.
Initial appointment will be for 12 months, and depending on performance, opportunity for annual renewals can be extended up to 36 months. Candidate must have 100% research commitment. The position is available immediately, but later starting dates are possible. Salary will be Commensurate with experience and qualifications. Continuation of position is subject to the needs of the department, performance, and availability of funding.
If you have any questions about this job opportunity, please contact:
Megan S Lim MD, PhD
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As one of the world's premier cancer centers, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center is committed to exceptional patient care, leading-edge research, and superb educational programs. The close collaboration between our physicians and scientists is one of our unique strengths, enabling us to provide patients with the best care available today as we work to discover more effective strategies to prevent, control, and ultimately cure cancer in the future. Our education programs train future physicians and scientists, and the knowledge and experience they gain at Memorial Sloan-Kettering has an impact on cancer treatment and the biomedical research agenda around the world.