Faculty Positions in Cancer

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
New York City, New York (US)
Closing date
Oct 16, 2022

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Faculty Positions in Cancer Biology


Applications are invited for tenure-track faculty positions in the Cancer Biology and Genetics Program of the Sloan Kettering Institute, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) (www.ski.edu).  Successful candidates will carry out independent research on the genesis, progression, prognosis, prevention and treatment of cancer that synergizes with ongoing efforts at the Center.  Areas of special interest include, but are not limited to cancer genetics, cancer stem cells, metastasis, tumor microenvironment, inflammation and cancer, and animal models of cancer. 


New faculty members will join an interactive, interdisciplinary community of scientists and clinicians at the Center, which offers an outstanding basic and translational research environment within expanded state-of-the-art research facilities.  Faculty will be eligible to hold graduate school appointments in the Gerstner Sloan-Kettering Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, the Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences of Cornell University, as well as the Tri-Institutional MD/PhD Training Program.


Cancer Biology & Genetics Faculty

Scott Lowe, PhD (Chairman) – Mechanisms of Tumor Suppression

Robert Benezra, PhD – Cell Fate Determination and Cancer

Joan Massague, PhD - Cell Signaling and Metastasis

Christine Mayr, MD, PhD - Cellular Organization by mRNAs

Kenneth Offit, MD – Cancer Genetics

Luis Parada, PhD – Brain Tumors, Neurofibromatosis, and Cancer Stem Cells

Mara Sherman, PhD - Tumor Microenvironment in Pancreas Cancer

Viviane Tabar, MD - Brain Tumors, Pluripotent Stem Cell Cancer Models

Tuomas Tammela, MD, PhD -- Intratumoral Heterogeneity

Craig Thompson, MD - Cancer Metabolism

Andrea Ventura, MD, PhD – microRNAs in Development and Cancer

Hans-Guido Wendel, MD – Genetic Basis for Drug Resistance


The deadline for applications is October 17, 2022. Interested candidates should visit https://facultysearch.ski.edu to access the online faculty application.  Please visit the site as soon as possible, as it contains important information on the required application materials, including deadlines for submission of letters of reference. Inquiries may be sent to Jessica Raices, Project Coordinator at raicesj@mskcc.org.


The CBG Program is committed to hiring faculty from all races, nationalities, and genders. We strongly encourage women and underrepresented minorities to apply.


MSK is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion in all aspects of recruiting and employment. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply.



Postdoctoral researchers are the lifeblood of science at Memorial Sloan Kettering. They come from around the country — and the world — to deepen their scientific training and grow as independent scientists. At any one time, nearly 600 postdocs are doing research in MSK laboratories. The majority train in the 100-plus laboratories that make up the Sloan Kettering Institute. Others train in Memorial Hospital research laboratories, including the Human Oncology and Pathogenesis Program, which aims to bridge discoveries made in the laboratory with those made in the clinic.

Why Choose MSK?

Choosing MSK for your postdoc is a wise investment in your future. Among the benefits of training with us are:

  • Excellent job prospects
  • World-class science 
  • A vibrant city and community
  • Career and professional development  
  • Housing and childcare
  • Competitive compensation and benefits

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