Postdoctoral Researcher in Lung Cancer Biology

Sloan Kettering Memorial Cancer Center

Company overview

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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*Staff working at a MSK New Jersey location must be up to date with COVID-19 vaccination, which includes having completed the primary COVID-19 vaccination series and booster once eligible as mandated by New Jersey State. All New Jersey staff not yet eligible for a booster must receive a booster within 3 weeks of becoming eligible as a condition of continued employment at MSK.


Note: Individuals are eligible to receive a COVID-19 booster two months after completion of a primary vaccination series for COVID-19.  Because vaccine-induced immunity can wane over time, MSK continues to strongly urge all staff to get a COVID-19 booster as soon as they become eligible to maintain their protective immunity for a longer period.

Job details

The Jones laboratory, a multi-R01 funded research program, in conjunction with the Druckenmiller Center for Lung Cancer Research, is searching for an outstanding post-doctoral candidate with a strong interest in translational research focused on the biology of lung cancer metastases. The Jones laboratory focuses on transcriptomic and genomic drivers of lung and esophageal cancer metastases. Other projects in the laboratory include leveraging a large, genomically annotated patient-derived organoid program (lung and esophageal cancer), and identification of new genomic predictors of lung cancer recurrence, among others. We are seeking candidates with a strong molecular and tumor biology background with experience in lung cancer tumor biology, xenograft and transgenic animal models of metastases, and the biology of metastases. The candidate will have the opportunity to interact with investigators with expertise in the biology of lung cancer, translational therapeutics, and molecular pathology. 


The ideal candidate should have: 

  • PhD or equivalent in biological science 
  • Proficiency with molecular biology, biochemistry, transgenic mice, gene expression arrays, DNA, RNA, and protein assays 


Please send CV, bibliography, brief statement of research interests and names of 3 references via email (Including #JonesResearch in the subject line) to: 


Russell Holmes

Surgery Research Lab Manager, SKI


Salary: $57,000-$100,000

Application Process
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