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Urgently wanted Postdoctoral Fellow in Molecular/Genetic Epidemiology

Job title: Postdoctoral Fellow in Molecular/Genetic Epidemiology

Company: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Job description: Pay Range: $55,439-$100,940 Company Overview:

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.

Vaccination for COVID-19 and Influenza (flu) is mandatory for all MSK staff. Staff are considered fully vaccinated upon completion of a primary vaccination series for COVID-19 (i.e., one dose of a single dose vaccine or a final dose of a multi-dose vaccine series). Exceptions from the COVID-19 and Influenza (flu) vaccine requirements are permitted for those who request and receive an approved medical, religious, or fully remote exemption. Requests for exemption can take up to two weeks to review. Vaccination or an approved exemption is required to start work.

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We are seeking a highly motivated candidate interested in joining an NCI-funded research group focused on understanding the genetic architecture of breast cancer and identifying novel molecular biomarkers for gastrointestinal cancers. The postdoctoral fellow will be mentored by Dr. Xiang Shu for a period of two years, with the possibility of extension for a third year. There are three major ongoing research areas at Dr. Shu’s lab: 1) Metabolomics/proteomics studies of gastrointestinal cancer using prediagnostic blood samples or pre-cancer tissues; 2) Single cell omics and functional investigation to identify putative causal variants, susceptibility transcription factors, and genes underlying triple negative breast cancer; 3) Mendelian randomization analysis related to cancer etiology. Full list of publications:

The ideal candidate should have:

  • PhD degree in epidemiology, bioinformatics, data science, or a related field
  • Solid methodological training in molecular/genetic epidemiology, be comfortable working with large data sets, proficient in at least one of the statistical programming languages R/Python and have experience working on Unix/Linux systems and basic shell scripting
  • Experience in GWAS and (bulk/single cell) omics data analysis
  • Experience in handling data from large population-based cohort, UK Biobank, EHR is desired but not required

Interested applicants should please email their CV, a letter addressed to Dr. Shu outlining their interest, as well as names/contact information of three references to:

Maria Andrade Aray

Assistant to the Chairman

Salary: $55,439 – 100,940

#LI-Onsite Closing:

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 used as a basis for an employment decision.

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Expected salary: $55439 – 100940 per year

Location: New York City, NY

Job date: Sat, 10 Feb 2024 08:57:56 GMT

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