Location: New York, New York
Academic / Research
$74,263 - $85,402
The people of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) are united by a singular mission: ending cancer for life. Our specialized care teams provide personalized, compassionate, expert care to patients of all ages. Informed by basic research done at our Sloan Kettering Institute, scientists across MSK collaborate to conduct innovative translational and clinical research that is driving a revolution in our understanding of cancer as a disease and improving the ability to prevent, diagnose, and treat it. MSK is dedicated to training the next generation of scientists and clinicians, who go on to pursue our mission at MSK and around the globe. One of the world's most respected comprehensive centers devoted exclusively to cancer, we have been recognized as one of the top two cancer hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report for more than 30 years.
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The Kung Lab is seeking a highly motivated and successful individual who should be highly proficient in a variety of molecular and cellular biology techniques, and have strong fundamental knowledge of cancer genetics and epigenetics. Candidates with experience with next generation sequencing (WGS, RNAseq, ChIP-seq), gene editing (CRISPR), flow cytometry, and/or mouse cancer models (transgenic or xenograft models) are desired. The candidate will manage and develop a variety of translational projects related to our recently developed Pediatric Translational Medicine Program which utilizes genomic information from a patient's tumor to guide future therapies. Successful candidates are expected to contribute and continue to expand upon ongoing projects aimed to validate novel therapeutic candidates identified through loss of function screenings and integrative system biology approaches.
The laboratory headed by Dr. Andrew Kung, located in the Mortimer B. Zuckerman Research Center, focuses on translational research with the overarching goal of credentialing new therapeutic targets, identifying molecular biomarkers of response, and validating targeted therapeutic strategies for pediatric malignancies. https://www.mskcc.org/research-areas/labs/andrew-kung
The ideal candidate should have:
- Strong publication record, including first author peer-reviewed publications
- Prior cancer biology research experience
- Excellent communication and writing skills.
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Please include a cover letter, brief statement of prior research experience and research interests, CV, and contact information for three references in your application submission.
Salary: $74,263 - $85,402
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