Location: New York, New York
Academic / Research
$55,439 - $100,940
The people of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) are united by a singular mission: ending cancer for life. Our specialized care teams provide personalized, compassionate, expert care to patients of all ages. Informed by basic research done at our Sloan Kettering Institute, scientists across MSK collaborate to conduct innovative translational and clinical research that is driving a revolution in our understanding of cancer as a disease and improving the ability to prevent, diagnose, and treat it. MSK is dedicated to training the next generation of scientists and clinicians, who go on to pursue our mission at MSK and around the globe. One of the world's most respected comprehensive centers devoted exclusively to cancer, we have been recognized as one of the top two cancer hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report for more than 30 years.
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The Emily Cheng laboratory at the Human Oncology & Pathogenesis Program is seeking highly motivated and successful individuals to study the molecular mechanisms of cell death and their implications in tumorigenesis, tumor-microenvironment interactions, targeted therapy, and immunotherapy (Science 330: 1390-1393; Cancer Cell 39: 1245-1261; Nature Cancer 3: 188-202; Molecular Cell 36: 487-499; Nature Cell Biology 8: 1348-1358; Nature Cell Biology 17: 1270-1281; Nature Communications 7: 13131;). The research projects are aimed at delineating aberrant survival/death signaling pathways in cancer, studying epigenetic regulation of cell death and epigenetic mechanisms of resistance to targeted therapy, interrogating the impact of different types of cell death (apoptosis, BAX/BAK-dependent immunogenic cell death, pyroptosis, necroptosis, ferroptosis, etc.) on tumor-immune crosstalk and immunotherapy, and identifying therapeutic strategies that trigger potent immunogenic cell death in cancer.
The ideal candidate should have:
- Ph.D. degree
- Strong background in cancer biology, immunology, and mouse models
- Good publication record
If you have any questions about this job opportunity, please contact:
Emily Cheng, M.D., Ph.D.
Salary: $55,439 - $100,940
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