Postdoctoral Fellow in Molecular/Genetic Epidemiology

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

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(47)

New York, NY

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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: https://https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/myncbi/1-Wzd30p7ZKQG/bibliography/public/

    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

    [email protected]

    Salary: $55,439 - 100,940

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    Why you should apply for a job to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center:

  • 77% say women are treated fairly and equally to men
  • 64% say the CEO supports gender diversity
  • Ratings are based on anonymous reviews by Fairygodboss members.
  • Our paid parental leave provides six weeks of fully paid time off to bond with a newborn, newly adopted child, or placed foster child.
  • Full range of best-in-class work/life offerings includes remote/flexible work options; back-up childcare and adult care, childcare centers
  • Income protection provides financial security to help make up for the loss of your regular income should the unexpected occur