Histology Research Scientist - Automated Histology Group, Molecular Cytology Core Facility

    • New York, NY

Company Overview

At Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK), we’re not only changing the way we treat cancer, but also the way the world thinks about it. By working together and pushing forward with innovation and discovery, we’re driving excellence and improving outcomes.
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Job Description

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center is looking for a highly motivated Histology Research Scientist to join the Automated Histology Group of the Molecular Cytology Core Facility, Sloan Kettering Institute, MSKCC.



The Histology Research Scientist will work with the core team and directly with users. Recent technological advances have increased the complexity and sophistication in setting up successful experiments for the detection of proteins and RNAs in situ in cells, tissues, and organs. Thus, in order to run successful experiments, an understanding and preserving the architecture and natural characteristics of biological samples is required, as well as identifying quality reagents, developing and executing specifically tailored machine-based protocols. In partnership with the Core Team and the researchers will prepare reports, manuscripts, and proposals for new instrumentation. This individual will report to the Molecular Cytology Core Head.



Key Responsibilities Include:


  • Learn, operate, and expand the technologies available at the core facility.
  • Perform evaluation and integration of new multiplex technologies for precise multiplex spatial detections.
  • Involved in discussions and collaboration with the users on strategies for proper sample preparation and antibody validations to identify the best.
  • Assist in lab organization and record-keeping, primary management of equipment, supplies, user training, scheduling, and billing at the core facility.
  • You will have the opportunity to identify additional responsibilities that match your interests, such as organizing and teaching classes and workshops, organizing discussion groups/journal clubs, developing protocols for testing reagents and equipment performance.
  • Establish contact with basic and clinical researchers from the US and all over the world, paving the way for successful professional growth.



  • Ph.D. degree
  • Strong desire to establish a career in a core facility 
  • The ability to communicate effectively in verbal and written form with users and core staff is essential
  • Experience in histology, biochemistry, and immunology 
  • Experience with automated staining platforms is a plus 
  • Desire to explore and implement innovative spatial multiplex technology 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and experience with Excel, PowerPoint, Photoshop



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 that cannot lawfully be used as a basis for an employment decision. Federal law requires employers to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities. Please tell us if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job or to perform your job. Examples of reasonable accommodation include making a change to the application process or work procedures, providing documents in an alternate format, using a sign language interpreter, or using specialized equipment.

Memorial Sloan Kettering is a medical center whose primary mission is to cure cancer.

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