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Assistant or Associate Attending – Molecular Diagnostics Service, Department of Pathology

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Job Location
1275 York Ave
New York, NY 10065
United States
Job Description

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 Department of Pathology is seeking an Assistant or Associate Attending, with primary responsibilities on the Molecular Diagnostics Service with a special focus on germline genetic analysis. The Molecular Diagnostics Service analyzes over 12,000 patient samples per year for cancer-related somatic and germline molecular or cytogenetic alterations, using advanced diagnostics techniques including next-generation sequencing.   Candidates are expected to actively participate in molecular diagnostic work and to assist in new assay development.  Opportunities exist to engage in collaborative or independent basic or applied research. 

The ideal candidate should have:

  • A PhD and/or MD degrees
  • Have completed a qualified clinical training program
  • Have board certification (or eligibility) in Clinical Molecular Genetics and Genomics or Laboratory Genetics and Genomics (LGG) (American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics) or Molecular Genetic Pathology (American Board of Pathology)
  • Hold or be eligible for a New York State Department of Health Certificate of Qualification in Genetic Testing.
How to Apply


Please send CV, a letter outlining your interest and names/contact information of three references via email to:


David Klimstra, M.D.

Chairman, Department of Pathology

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

1275 York Avenue

New York, NY 10065


MSK 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 and will receive consideration without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran status or any other factor which cannot lawfully be used as a basis for an employment decision. 


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