Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
New York City, New York (US)
Salary commensurate with experience.
April 09 2021
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Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) is one of the world’s premier cancer centers, committed to exceptional patient care, leading-edge research, and superb educational programs. The blending of research with patient care is at the heart of everything we do. The institution is a comprehensive cancer center whose purposes are the treatment and control of cancer, the advancement of biomedical knowledge through laboratory and clinical research, and the training of scientists, physicians and other health care workers.

The Human Oncology and Pathogenesis Program (HOPP) at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) invite applications for tenure track faculty appointments at the level of Assistant, Associate, or Full Member. HOPP recruits outstanding physician-scientists across clinical disciplines in a single program to foster translational oncology research at the laboratory/clinical interface in an environment that encourages collaborative team science. Current research by HOPP faculty encompasses oncogenomic studies of various cancers, analysis of aberrant signal transduction pathways, preclinical evaluation of molecularly targeted agents, mechanisms of drug resistance to targeted and immune modulating agents, natural killer cell biology, new approaches to enhancing activity of engineered T cells, exploration of immune costimulation pathways and investigating the biology of mucosal immunity in the context of graft versus host disease.

Successful candidates must demonstrate the ability to develop an independent research program as well as an interest in translational oncology. HOPP faculty will be housed in state-of-the-art laboratories in the Zuckerman Research Center and jointly appointed in the Department of his/her appropriate clinical specialty at MSK. Faculty will also be eligible to hold appointments in Gerstner Sloan-Kettering Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences as well as the Weill Medical School and Graduate School of Medical Sciences at Cornell University.

MSK offers a unique and vibrant research environment with programs in Immunology, Pharmacology, Chemistry, Molecular Biology, Computational Biology, Genetics, Cell Biology, Developmental Biology, Cellular Biochemistry, and Structural Biology and close links with the Rockefeller and Cornell communities. The presence of world-renowned clinical programs in cancer research, treatment, and prevention offers unique opportunities for creative collaboration.

MSK is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruiting and employment. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran status or any other factor which cannot lawfully be used as a basis for an employment decision.

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The ideal candidate should have:

  • An M.D.
  • Postdoctoral experience
  • An active clinical interest

Please submit CV, a summary of current and proposed research programs, and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to:

Charles L. Sawyers, M.D.

Chair, Human Oncology and Pathogenesis Program

c/o Emily Delgado




Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

1275 York Avenue Mailbox

New York, NY 10065



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