Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC)

Research Associate/Senior Research Scientist – Proteomics

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

New York, NY, United States

The Tow Center for Developmental Oncology at MSKCC is seeking a highly motivated scientist with experience in proteomics and biochemistry. This Research Associate or Senior Research Scientist (depending on experience) will be part of the Molecular Therapeutics Initiative, dedicated to the development of superior models of childhood cancers and mechanism-based translational science, with the aim to enable improved therapies for patients.

As experienced laboratory scientist, you will lead a study which aims to nucleate a flagship immuno-proteo-genomic profiling effort around childhood and young adult sarcomas. The project will build on comprehensive genomics, transcriptomics, and proteomics with the goal of identifying carcinogenic and immunologic/physiologic mechanisms as well as new therapeutic targets. You will have a central role in the analysis of tumor samples using advanced analytical techniques, including mass spectrometry proteomics and single-cell protein and nucleic acid profiling.

You will establish SOPs, develop analytical methods, optimize experimental protocols, and propose new approaches. You will be part of a collaborative effort in an ambitious project and are therefore expected to be organized, flexible, and an excellent team player. This role is an opportunity to join a highly dynamic and interdisciplinary team with the prospective of implementing innovative research and discovery tools in order to advance cancer science and treatments for children and adults with refractory cancers.

You are:

  • An experienced biochemist with a strong background in proteomics and molecular biology
  • Proficient with analytical chemistry, biochemistry and molecular biology
  • Proficient with proteomics sample preparation, nanoscale liquid chromatography, nanoelectrospray ionization, and high-resolution mass spectrometry, such as Thermo Orbitrap or Bruker, Sciex, or Waters TOF mass spectrometers
  • Highly organized
  • An excellent communicator, able to effectively address different audiences

You need:

  • D. in chemistry, biochemistry, or biology
  • Direct experience with mass spectrometry or proteomics
  • Experience with cancer biology and other advanced analytical techniques is preferred

We offer:

  • A collaborative and interdisciplinary culture
  • Access to state-of-the-art equipment and other basic and translational research resources such as core facilities, clinical databases, and biobanks
  • Access to the rich research environment at the Sloan Kettering Institute (SKI), and the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC)

To be considered, please:

  1. Apply online through the MSKCC Careers portal
  2. Send one-page letter of interest explaining your past research, current interests, and how your past work has prepared you to succeed and enable our mission, along with your current CV/resume to

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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