Weill Cornell Medicine (WCM), Cornell University

Postdoctoral Fellow

Weill Cornell Medicine (WCM), Cornell University

New York, NY, United States

Position Summary

We are now accepting applicants for a postdoctoral fellow position in the laboratory of Dr. Marcus Goncalves at Weill Cornell Medical Center. Dr. Goncalves is a physician-scientist and his lab works at the interface of cancer and endocrinology. In this position, you will lead a project(s) designed to study the effects of diet on cancer growth and survival using mouse models, cell and organoid culture, and primary human tissues. There will also be opportunities to compare the metabolism of tumors to their respective host tissues. The applicant will be co-mentored by world-renowned cancer biologist, Lewis C. Cantley, who will help develop the project(s). We seek applications from ambitious and productive young scientists with a drive to become an expert in cancer metabolism and the tumor-host interactions that regulate systemic metabolism. Strong candidates will have a background in one or more of the following areas: mouse physiology, intermediary metabolism, cell biology, cancer biology, cell and organoid culture, cell metabolism, and/or molecular biology. You will be working in a highly-productive, well-funded, vibrant, interactive, friendly and intellectually stimulating research group doing cutting-edge metabolic research.

Job Responsibilities

  • Specific duties determined by the chair of the department in which appointment is held.
  • Conduct, document, and present experimental findings to primary investigator.


  • Candidates must hold a doctoral degree (PhD, MD, or MD/PhD) in a biomedical science, an equivalent degree from another professional discipline (e.g. DO, DMD, DDS, etc), or an equivalent degree from another country.


  • A strong record of accomplishment in research as evidenced by quality publications.
  • Preferred – 4+ years of basic science experience with references.
  • Exceptions will be made for new graduates with the appropriate skillset.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a collaborative manner with all departmental faculty and staff, as well as other institutional representatives.
  • Candidates should have strong organizational, written, and verbal communication skills in English.
  • High levels of critical thinking, strong technical skills, and first author publications related to physiology, intermediary metabolism, cell metabolism, cancer biology, and/or biochemistry.

To apply, please send a cover letter with a brief summary of research experience and interests, CV, and the contact information for 3 referees to Maurice Hurd (mah4011@med.cornell.edu).

Individuals from diverse backgrounds are welcome. Sí se puede.

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Postdoctoral Fellow