Location: New York, New York
Academic / Research
$55,439 - $64,507
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The laboratory of Jonathan Peled is seeking a highly motivated and successful individual with a background in microbiology/microbiome, immunology, and/or prior experience or interest in computational/bioinformatics approaches. The lab focuses on investigating how the gut microbiome interacts with the host immune system in the context of cancer immunotherapy and allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation. This includes investigations in mouse models, with cultivated commensal organisms, and human biospecimens. As well, we have a focus on pre-clinical investigation of novel therapeutic approaches that have potential for translation into the clinic.
Our group is highly collaborative, both within MSK and outside. The laboratory seeks to develop a diverse and multi-disciplinary team of students, postdocs, and research technicians.
- Investigation of mechanisms by which Enterococci exacerbate graft-vs-host diseases.
- Understanding how environmental exposures (e.g. diet, antibiotics) mediate or mitigate microbiome injury in patients receiving cancer therapy or mouse models thereof.
- Identifying microbiome-derived metabolites that modulate host immunity.
See http://www.peledlab.org for more info.
The ideal candidate should have:
- A Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. in microbiology, immunology, cell biology, or related field
- Training in or an interest in learning bioinformatics
- Excellent oral and written communication skills
- Collaborative skills and the ability to work in a team
- Ability to perform self-directed and guided research
Pay Range : $55,439 - $64,507
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