Postdoctoral researcher: the systems biology of cancer progression

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Job Location
Cold Spring Harbor, NY
Job Description

The Sheltzer Lab at Cold Spring Harbor is seeking candidates for an NIH-funded postdoctoral position studying the systems biology of cancer progression.

The Sheltzer Lab is developing an integrated platform to understand the genomic differences between fatal and non-fatal human tumors.  Using the latest GEO and TCGA data, we are identifying genes and genomic features that correlate with survival times across cancer types.  We are then following up these in silico discoveries with in vitro and in vivo work to characterize the mechanisms underlying these associations and to find new therapeutic targets that can block cancer lethality.  Through the use of CRISPR, RNAi, and drug screening, we are working to enhance our understanding of the biology that underlies metastasis and death from cancer.       


This position is ideal for postdocs and recent PhD graduates seeking a project that will combine computational and wet-lab approaches to investigate fundamental questions about cancer biology.  Candidates for this position should have a Ph.D. in Molecular Biology, Genetics, Computational Biology, or a related field.   

About Our Organization

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory is located on beautiful Long Island, outside of New York City, in New York, USA.  Home to eight Nobel Laureates, Cold Spring Harbor provides an immersive and highly-collaborative research environment on the shores of the Long Island Sound.  Cold Spring Harbor is an NCI-designated Cancer Center, and every year, over 10,000 scientists journey to Cold Spring Harbor to attend one of CSHL’s famous Meetings and Courses.       


Students whose classmates are interested in science are more likely to think about a career in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, a new study says.

CNBC reports that the genetic counseling field is expected to grow as personalized medicine becomes more common.

Gladys Kong writes at Fortune that her STEM background has helped her as a CEO.

Social scientists report that the image of the 'lone scientist' might be deterring US students from STEM careers.