Postdoctoral Fellow, Brain Tumor Nanotechnology Laboratory, Tisch Cancer Institute at Mount Sinai
A postdoctoral position is available in the Brain Tumor Nanotechnology Laboratory of Constantinos G. Hadjipanayis MD, PhD, Professor in the Department of Neurosurgery and Oncological Sciences in the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in NYC. We are seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral fellow who will be involved in the design and laboratory testing of nanoparticle constructs for the targeted imaging and therapy of patient-based malignant brain tumors models both in cell culture and in rodent models. The postdoctoral fellow will be responsible for synthesis, size and surface charge characterization of various nanoparticle formulations with special focus on bioconjugation chemistry. The fellow will be directly involved in both in vitro assays and small animal handling and experiments utilizing nanotechnology based constructs. In addition, an important effort in the lab is the use of alternating magnetic fields with magnetic nanoparticles for local hyperthermia treatment of brain tumors, thus experience in nanomaterials for magnetic hyperthermia will be beneficial. Fluorescence-guided surgery is an additional lab focus, thus previous work on fluorescence spectroscopy and tissue fluorescence imaging is desirable. The fellow will be also engaged in standard in vitro molecular and cell biology, biochemistry and imaging/microscopy techniques and assays. The successful candidate will have access to state-of-the-art laboratory equipment, animal and imaging facilities, and work closely with the PI and the other lab members and in a collaborative environment with other scientists in the Tisch Cancer Institute of Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.