Postdoctoral Research Scientist
- Albert Einstein College of Medicine
- Location: Bronx, NY
- Job Number: 7097790
- Posting Date: Apr 8, 2022
- Application Deadline: Jun 8, 2022
We are searching for a creative, independent, and energetic person for a post-doctoral position to work with faculty in the Tumor Microenvironment and Metastasis Program (https://einsteinmed.edu/centers/cancer/research-programs/tumor-microenvironment/), and the Integrated Imaging Program for Cancer Research at the Albert Einstein Cancer Center (https://einsteinmed.edu/centers/cancer/) and the Department of Surgery (https://www.montefiore.org/surgery) under the supervision of Drs. John Condeelis (https://einsteinmed.edu/faculty/6712/john-condeelis/) and John C. McAuliffe (https://www.einsteinmed.edu/faculty/15304/john-mcauliffe) in New York City.
The candidate will work within a newly funded research program focused on studying pancreatic adenocarcinoma tumor microenvironment and the mechanisms of metastasis. We are looking for an enthusiastic, organized, and highly motivated individual to work as part of a multidisciplinary team of physician-scientists, physicists, and cancer biologists. The project requires the use of state-of-the-art intravital microscopy of tumors in live animals to determine 1) the mechanisms underlying invasion, migration, and extravasation of cancer cells from primary tumors; 2) the role of stem programs in the formation of metastatic foci; and 3) the effect of targeted therapies on metastasis. The project requires the use and development of transgenic mouse models, surgical technique for orthotopic models, and multiplex immunofluorescence techniques.
Applicants must 1) already have, or be about to have, successfully completed a PhD in a relevant field (e.g. cancer biology, molecular biology, etc.); 2) have experience in cell culture; 3) have some experience in microscopy and image analysis; and 4) be willing to work with live mice. An applicant must be strong in troubleshooting and experimental design and have publications illustrating such expertise.
To apply, applicants must submit: 1) A cover letter describing the applicant's interest in the position; 2) A curriculum vitae; and 3) Three letters of reference. Email applications with the subject “PDAC Post Doc” to John C. McAuliffe ([email protected]). Applications must be complete (with items 1-3 above).
The starting salary is competitive and depends on experience at time of arrival.
The Albert Einstein College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. Einstein seeks candidates whose skills, and personal and professional experience, have prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence, and the communities we serve.