Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC)

Postdoc in Tissue Repair and Inflammation, Sloan Kettering Institute, New York

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC)

New York, NY, United States

The Niethammer lab at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York seeks a new postdoctoral scholar in the field of tissue inflammation and repair.

We study how tissue damage elicits inflammatory, healing and regenerative responses. To this end, we combine intravital imaging of transparent zebrafish larvae, a powerful animal model for wound healing and immune mechanisms, with current genomic, epigenomic, biochemical and biophysical techniques (e.g., Niethammer et al., Nature, 2009; Enyedi et al., Nature Cell Biology, 2013; Enyedi et al., Cell, 2016; Huang et al., Immunity, 2018).

We have a track record of developing and applying novel, quantitative imaging tools and assays in intact animals. This has allowed us to uncover novel roles for reactive oxygen species, nuclear membrane mechanics and lipid signaling in tissue inflammation and repair. Currently, we are exploring how these pathways are integrated to regulate tissue inflammation, repair and cancer. Further details are available on request.

Applicants should:

  • be within one year of obtaining their PhD.
  • have good English language skills.
  • have a documented track record of basic biological interest, experimental rigor and productivity (at least one published/accepted peer-reviewed article in a well-reputed basic biology journal, e.g., society journal, etc.).
  • arrange for 2-3 reference letters from previous mentors.
  • provide a letter of intent stating future goals, and your motivation to apply to the lab.

The position offers:

  • personalized mentoring.
  • a stimulating, international research environment with many opportunities for career development and scientific networking and collaboration.
  • Stable funding for at least two years with possibility of extension pending on project development and productivity.
  • a competitive salary and benefits package (incl. subsidized Manhattan housing). For details, please refer to MSKCC webpage.

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Postdoc in Tissue Repair and Inflammation, Sloan Kettering Institute, New York