Early Career Investigator in Gastroesophageal Cancer Translational Research, Gastrointestinal Oncology Service - Department of Medicine

  • Department: Faculty (MD/PhD)

    Location: New York, NY

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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.

In compliance with applicable State regulatory authorities, vaccination for COVID-19 and Influenza (flu) is mandatory for all MSK staff who do not work 100% remotely (including new hires ). Staff are considered fully vaccinated upon completion of a primary vaccination series for COVID-19 Exceptions from the COVID-19 vaccine requirement 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 medical exemption is required to start work.

Job details

The Gastrointestinal Oncology Service in Division of Solid Tumor Oncology the Department of Medicine is seeking a full-time early career investigator in Gastroesophageal Cancer Translational Research. This physician-scientist, appointed as Debbie’s Dream Foundation Gastric Cancer Investigator, would focus exclusively on patient care, research, and education for esophageal and gastric cancers. This faculty would have one year of protected research time focused on biomarker development, laboratory, and translational research in gastroesophageal cancer with Dr. Yelena Janjigian's, Chief of the Gastrointestinal Oncology Service, mentorship to advance translational studies in gastroesophageal cancer.


Why Join Us?

  • Cutting-Edge Research: Contribute to highly productive research programs leading over 25 clinical trials, including major contributions to FDA approvals of groundbreaking treatments like nivolumab, pembrolizumab/trastuzumab, and trastuzumab deruxtecan for gastroesophageal cancers.
  • Mentorship: Benefit from the mentorship of Dr. Janjigian, an experienced leader in the field, and collaborate with a diverse team of experts dedicated to advancing cancer care.
  • Impactful Work: Your research efforts will directly impact patient outcomes, driving innovation and progress in the fight against gastroesophageal cancers.

Requirements Include:

  • MD and/or PhD in relevant field (e.g., oncology, translational medicine, molecular biology)
  • Strong passion for translational research and advancing cancer therapeutics
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a multidisciplinary team

Location: New York, New York


Salary Range: $70,000-$110,000


Application Process: Interested candidates should submit their CV, cover letter outlining research interests and career goals, and contact information for three references to janjigiy@mskcc.org and andersj3@mskcc.org.

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

Early Career Investigator in Gastroesophageal Cancer Translational Research, Gastrointestinal Oncology Service - Department of Medicine

Department:Faculty (MD/PhD)

Location: New York, NY

Apply now