The Specialized Program of Research Excellence (SPORE) in Prostate Cancer at Weill Cornell Medicine offers a one to two-year Research Fellowship in Prostate Pathology.
Objectives: The Weill Cornell Medicine SPORE program is composed of four projects focused on highly translational areas relevant to the detection and treatment of aggressive prostate cancer. This Research Fellowship has major exposure to oncologic pathology and a comprehensive translational research component. The Fellow will act as a bridge between pathologists, oncologists, surgeons, computational biologists and basic scientists, in order to facilitate completion of aims of the SPORE projects. These include the development of biomarkers to assess disease progression, new therapeutic approaches and translation of pre-clinical models into the clinic.
Responsibilities and learning opportunities:
• To review and annotate all prostate cancer slides from the projects
• To familiarize with next-generation sequencing platforms
• To be involved in the development and validation assays in the projects
• To participate in all research pathology activities including our rapid autopsy program
Requirements: Both pathologists in training and candidates who have completed pathology residency will be considered. Prior experience in molecular biology/molecular pathology and/or prior fellowship training is encouraged.
Number of Appointments: One position is available to start on July 1, 2019 (flexible start date).
Facilities: In conjunction with New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Englander Institute for Precision Medicine and Meyer Cancer Center, the SPORE Research Fellowship in Prostate Cancer Pathology at Weill Cornell Medicine provides access to advanced, in-depth training and the opportunity to collaborate with internationally recognized clinicians and researchers in prostate cancer. The Research Fellow will be equipped with the clinical, research, laboratory and academic skills requisite to becoming an academic leader in the field.
Community: The Medical Center is located in a beautiful residential neighborhood along the East River in Manhattan within walking distance of Central Park and the midtown entertainment and shopping areas. Attractions include major museums, concert halls, theaters, and an opera house all of which are in close proximity.
Stipends: Salaries are commensurate with the level of training.
Applications: Please send Curriculum vitae, personal statement and two letters of recommendation to:
Juan Miguel Mosquera, MD and Brian Robinson, MD
Co-Directors, Biospecimen Core
SPORE in Prostate Cancer at Weill Cornell Medicine
c/o Theresa MacDonald
Belfer Research Building
413 E 69th Street, Room 1402
New York, NY 10065