The Lito Lab in the Human Oncology and Pathogenesis Program at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York has immediate openings for postdoctoral associates.
We are interested in understanding the fundamental mechanisms of oncoprotein-dependent signaling in cancer and translating this knowledge into innovative therapeutic strategies for patients. We are particularly interested in understanding the biology of KRAS driven cancers and the modulators of response to KRAS G12C inhibitors. Further insight into the type of work carried out in the lab may be obtained in: Nature, 2020 (PMID:31915379), Nature Medicine, 2017 (PMID:28714990) and Science, 2016 (PMID:26841430).
Two (2) post-doctoral positions are available for highly motivated individuals with a background in biochemistry, cell biology and/or molecular genetics. Applicants should have a PhD and/or MD and a demonstrated record of outstanding technical and analytical skills in standard laboratory techniques. Enthusiasm for science, an ability to work independently to produce high-quality data and being an inquisitive scientist are imperative.
For position 1: preference will be given to individuals with expertise in protein science: e.g. chromatography, purification, crystallization, in vitro assays, site-directed mutagenesis studies in cells, etc.
For position 2: preference will be given to individuals with experience in single-cell sequencing: experience with Chromium 10X is preferred, since such a microfluidic device is available in the lab.
For either position, expertise must be evident in at least one first-author paper published (or accepted) in a well-reputed journal.
To apply please email your application to:
Piro Lito, MD, PhD
Human Oncology and Pathogenesis Program
All applications should include the following: *
*1. Curriculum vitae and three, or more, references.
2. A brief description of past research, including PDFs of previous publications.
3. Future research aspirations and which of the above positions is of interest.
4. Expected availability date.
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) is among the top cancer treatment and research centers in the United States. As part of the Tri-Institutes (Sloan Kettering Institute, Weill Cornell Medical College and Rockefeller University), MSKCC’s researchers and students enjoy a collaborative, enriching environment and a host of educational and training resources. MSKCC offers competitive pay and benefits, including highly subsidized family housing in Manhattan and child-care.
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.