Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC)

Senior Research Scientist, Molecular Biology – Gene Editing and Screening Core Facility

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

New York, NY, United States

(GES Core)
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) is one of the world’s premier cancer centers, committed to exceptional patient care, leading-edge research, and superb educational programs. The blending of research with patient care is at the heart of everything we do. The institution is a comprehensive cancer center whose purposes are the treatment and control of cancer, the advancement of biomedical knowledge through laboratory and clinical research, and the training of scientists, physicians and other health care workers.

The GES Core is seeking a highly motivated and successful individual with a background in molecular biology and cell culture. Main responsibilities include: carrying out molecular biology assays in the lab in support of the GES (CRISPR/RNAi) Core, cloning of individual shRNAs/sgRNAs, sub-cloning pre-existing shRNA libraries and pooled libraries into appropriate expression vectors, working on improvements in vector design, and analysis of Hiseq data. More information about the GES Core can be found here:

The ideal candidate should have:
• BS/BA in Molecular Biology or Biochemistry, Ph.D. preferred; Degree may be substituted with a similar degree in Biomedical Sciences or Biology
• Minimum of two years experience in a biological wet bench laboratory
• M.Sc. degree a plus
CRISPR Cas9 or RNAi experience a plus
• Familiarity with laboratory safety procedures and handling of chemical agents
• Excellent oral and written communication abilities
• Superior organizational skills and highly detail-oriented in carrying out assignments
• Ability to multi-task and to work either independently or as a contributing team member in a complex research institution/ clinical environment
• Experience with computational analysis/visualization programs (e.g., Knime, Spotfire, Access, FilemakerPro) and statistical packages a plus.

Please send CV, a letter outlining your interest and names/contact information of three references via email to:

Ralph Garippa, Ph.D.
Director, GES Core

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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Senior Research Scientist, Molecular Biology – Gene Editing and Screening Core Facility