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Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Post Doctorate Research Fellow – Adusumilli Lab Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

New York, NY

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. 


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Job Description

We are seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral researcher to join the Adusumilli Laboratory at MSK. The candidate will work with the lab head to design and execute bench experiments, supervise technicians, analyze experimental results, prepare manuscripts, and maintain laboratory records. The laboratory’s focus is on developing and translating adoptive T-cell therapy for the treatment of various solid cancers, including lung cancer, breast cancer, and mesothelioma, using recombinant oncoretroviruses and lentiviruses as vectors. The ideal candidate will have a PhD or MD/PhD, with a background in immunology and experience with mouse models. Knowledge of general oncology and cancer pathogenesis, molecular/genetic concepts, experimental methods, and data analysis is essential. The candidate should be comfortable with the handling of human blood and tissue samples, have strong interpersonal skills, and be able to work in a dynamic environment.

  • Work directly with the lab head to design, develop, and execute bench experiments
  • Supervise technicians/research fellows in the conduct of bench experiments and coordinate with core laboratories to process samples
  • Perform data management, analyze experimental results, and draft experimental procedures and manuscripts pertaining to research work
  • Maintain detailed laboratory records
  • Familiarity with general oncology and cancer pathogenesis
  • Knowledge of molecular/genetic concepts, experimental methods, and data analysis
  • Ability to maximize resources and troubleshoot effectively
  • Experience with and willingness to work with mouse models
  • Comfortable with the handling of human blood and tissue samples
  • PhD or MD/PhD with a background in immunology
  • Passion for science and a desire to advance the understanding and treatment of cancer
  • Highly organized and self-directed individual with strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a dynamic environment


We offer a competitive salary and benefits package, as well as the opportunity to work in a highly collaborative and innovative environment. If you meet the qualifications and are interested in joining our team, please apply with your resume and cover letter.


 Please direct questions to Patrick Evans, Project Manager (


Salary: $61,150 - $80,315 Based on PGY*




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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Client-provided location(s): New York, NY, USA
Job ID: 428267314
Employment Type: Other

Perks and Benefits

  • Health and Wellness

    • Health Insurance
    • Dental Insurance
    • Vision Insurance
    • Life Insurance
    • Short-Term Disability
    • Long-Term Disability
    • FSA With Employer Contribution
    • HSA With Employer Contribution
    • Mental Health Benefits
  • Parental Benefits

    • Fertility Benefits
    • Adoption Assistance Program
    • Family Support Resources
    • On-site/Nearby Childcare
  • Work Flexibility

    • Flexible Work Hours
    • Remote Work Opportunities
  • Office Life and Perks

    • Commuter Benefits Program
    • Snacks
    • Company Outings
  • Vacation and Time Off

    • Paid Vacation
    • Personal/Sick Days
  • Financial and Retirement

    • 401(K)
  • Professional Development

    • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Diversity and Inclusion

    • Employee Resource Groups (ERG)
    • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Program

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