The Genomic Basis of Multiple Myeloma Progression
Multiple myeloma is a cancer of the blood system. Clinically there has been much progress in improving outcomes, but 30% of cases have aggressive clinical disease that does not respond well to therapy. New targeted therapies are required to address this.
The Multiple Myeloma Program at NYU Langone is a new initiative to understand the biology of multiple myeloma and develop new therapies for this devastating illness. The program aims to utilize biological knowledge to treat high-risk multiple myeloma. We hope to prevent the development of the disease by manipulating the evolutionary trajectory of its premalignant precursor phases, which are common in the general population.
The Gareth J. Morgan Laboratory uses multiple advanced genomic technologies to study the mechanisms of disease progression and understand the biology underlying this process in order to define new targets for therapy. We focus on three main areas:
• the epigenetic basis of the transition to high risk clinical
• the role of complex structural events in disease progression
• the role of the bone marrow microenvironment in disease progression
Our lab seeks postdoctoral fellows who are enthusiastic, highly motivated, and creative individuals. Candidates should have a strong interest in applying multidisciplinary approaches and cutting-edge methodology to study the genetics and biology of multiple myeloma.
The fellow will benefit from a vibrant scientific environment and an outstanding medical school infrastructure that supports the most advanced technologies. We collaborate with leading researchers and offer a competitive salary and excellent benefits.
Experience in biochemistry, molecular biology, or related fields, and a strong background in routinely used molecular biology techniques are required. Proficiency in English is expected.
To apply submit a detailed CV, a brief statement of research interests with a description of previous research experience, and contact information (email addresses and telephone numbers) for three references to Dr. Gareth J. Morgan at firstname.lastname@example.org. Consideration of submitted applications will start immediately and will continue until positions are filled.
About the Postdoctoral Program
In addition to world-class research facilities, NYU School of Medicine’s Office of Postdoctoral Affairs offers a robust career development program. One of only 17 academic medical centers to receive grant funding from the National Institutes of Health Broadening Experiences in Scientific Training (NIH BEST) awards program, we offer more than 30 courses and workshops on career planning, communication skills, negotiating, and conflict management. We also offer postdoctoral training for careers in academia, pharma and biotech, science policy, medical communications, and more.