Postdoctoral Position in Cancer Signaling and Therapeutics
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Location: New York, New York
Academic / Research
Internal Number: 57713
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Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) is one of the world's premier cancer centers, committed to exceptional patient care, leading-edge research, and superb 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 health care workers.
The Piro Lito Laboratory at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York has immediate openings for postdoctoral associates.
We are interested in understanding the fundamental mechanisms of oncoprotein-dependent signaling in cancer and translating this knowledge into innovative therapeutic strategies for patients. We are particularly interested in understanding the biology of KRAS driven cancers and the modulators of response to emerging KRAS inhibitors. Further insight into the type of work carried out in the lab may be obtained in: Nature, 2021 (PMID: 34759319), Science, 2021 (PMID: 34618566), Nature, 2020 (PMID: 31915379), New England Journal of Medicine, 2020 (PMID: 32955176), Nature Medicine, 2017 (PMID: 28714990) and Science, 2016 (PMID: 26841430).
A post-doctoral position is available for a highly motivated individual with a background in biochemistry, cell and/or molecular biology. Applicants should have a PhD and/or MD and a demonstrated record of outstanding technical and analytical skills in standard laboratory techniques. Enthusiasm for science, an ability to work independently to produce high-quality data and being an inquisitive scientist are imperative.
Expertise must be evident in at least one first-author paper published (or accepted) in a well-reputed journal.
All applications should include the following:
1. Curriculum vitae and three, or more, references.
2. A brief description of past research, including PDFs of previous publications.
3. Future research aspirations.
4. Expected availability date.
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) is among the top cancer treatment and research centers in the United States. As part of the Tri-Institutes (Sloan Kettering Institute, Weill Cornell Medical College and Rockefeller University), MSKCC's researchers and students enjoy a collaborative, enriching environment and a host of educational and training resources. MSKCC offers competitive pay and benefits, including highly subsidized family housing in Manhattan and child-care.
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At Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK), we’re not only changing the way we treat cancer, but also the way the world thinks about it. By working together and pushing forward with innovation and discovery, we’re driving excellence and improving outcomes. For the 28th year, MSK has been named a top hospital for cancer by U.S. News & World Report. We are proud to be on Becker’s Healthcare list as one of the 150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare in 2018, as well as one of Glassdoor’s Employees’ Choice Best Place to Work for 2018. We’re treating cancer, one patient at a time. Join us and make a difference every day.
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