Postdoctoral research fellow in Cancer Genetics

Organization: 
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Centre
Job Location: 
Manhattan, New York
Job Description: 

The Clinical Cancer Genetics Research Lab at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) in New York focuses on the discovery and characterisation of inherited genetic variations that influence the risk of cancer. The lab is currently utilizing large-scale next generation sequencing to understand the role of rare variants that are predicted to have physiological impact in human cancers. The lab is seeking a post-doctoral researcher to conduct molecular biology and biochemical experiments to allow functional characterization of candidate variants identified from next generation sequencing.

MSKCC provides an interactive setting with opportunities for collaboration with other independent research groups.

Appointment will be on an annual basis, with a starting salary as per NIH guidelines, based on qualification and prior experience.


Position is open immediately.MSKCC is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruiting and employment. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply.

Requirements: 

The lab is seeking a post-doctoral researcher to conduct molecular biology and biochemical experiments to allow functional characterization of candidate variants identified from next generation sequencing of familial and sporadic cancers. Demonstrable experience in cell based assays is expected. In addition to these wet-lab skills, some experience with computational analysis of existing genomic datasets is desirable.

The successful applicant should have a PhD degree in molecular biology/cancer biology/genetics with demonstrable productivity during PhD. Skill-sets should include both wet-lab and statistical analysis background. Previous knowledge of population genetics is desirable. The candidate is expected to work closely with the lab director, postdocs, technicians, and clinicians.

Contact Information: 

Informal inquiries are welcome and can be made to Dr. Vijai Joseph (2007lab@gmail.com). Please note – this address is for enquiries only and CVs must be submitted in line with the instructions below.

To apply please email your CV and covering letter (addressing where you meet the person specification and incl. the names and addresses of two referees), to: stieglid@mskcc.org, quoting job reference number ##OffitLab-Postdoc2013## .It is important to have your e-mail with this subject title.

For a job description and person specification please visit: http://www.mskcc.org/research/lab/kenneth-offit/

About Our Organization: 

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center offers first-rate research training for postgraduate biomedical scientists and for clinician-scientists who are in the training stages of their careers.

Postdoctoral researchers at Memorial Sloan-Kettering work alongside some of the world’s leading scientists. In addition, the Center is home to more than 35 state-of-the art core facilities that foster highly productive research.