Research Scientist – Kung Lab, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

  • Department: Post-Doctoral

    Location: New York, NY

    Salary: $74,263 - $85,402

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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. 

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Job details

The Kung Lab is seeking a highly motivated and successful individual who should be highly proficient in a variety of molecular and cellular biology techniques and have a strong fundamental knowledge of cancer genetics and epigenetics. Candidates with experience in cellular therapy development (e.g., CAR-T, BiTE, TCR) is highly desired. Experience with next generation sequencing (WGS, RNAseq, ChIP-seq), gene editing (CRISPR), and/or mouse cancer models (transgenic or xenograft models) are also desired. The candidate will lead the development and evaluation of cell therapy-based approaches with the goal of translating promising constructs into the clinic for the treatment of pediatric cancer. 

The laboratory headed by Dr. Andrew Kung, located in the Mortimer B. Zuckerman Research Center, focuses on translational research with the overarching goal of credentialing new therapeutic targets, identifying molecular biomarkers of response, and validating targeted therapeutic strategies for pediatric malignancies.

The ideal candidate should have: 

  • PhD or MD/PhD
  • Strong publication record, including first author peer-reviewed publications 
  • Prior cancer biology research experience
  • Excellent communication and writing skills.

If you have any questions about this job opportunity, please contact:


Nydia Toribio

Please include a cover letter, brief statement of prior research experience and research interests, CV, and contact information for three references in your application submission.

Salary: $74,263 - $85,402


Application Process

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    Complete an Online Application

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    Interview Process

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    Provide References

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    Extension of Job Offer

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    New Employee Orientation

Research Scientist – Kung Lab, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center


Location: New York, NY

Apply now