The Andrew Kung Lab -Senior Research Scientist


A senior research scientist position is available at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center for highly motivated candidates with a wide experience in molecular and cellular biology applied to cancer research. The laboratory headed by Dr. Andrew Kung, located in the Mortimer B. Zuckerman Research Center, focuses on translational research with the overarching goal of credentialing new therapeutic targets, identifying molecular biomarkers of response, and validating targeted therapeutic strategies for pediatric malignancies. 

The ideal candidate should be highly proficient in a variety of molecular and cellular biology techniques, and have strong fundamental knowledge of cancer genetics and epigenetics. Candidates with experience with next generation sequencing (WGS, RNAseq, ChIP-seq), gene editing (CRISPR), and/or mouse cancer models (transgenic or xenograft models) are desired. The candidate will manage and develop a variety of translational projects related to our recently developed Pediatric Translational Medicine Program which utilizes genomic information from a patient’s tumor to guide future therapies. Successful candidates are expected to contribute and continue to expand upon ongoing projects aimed to validate novel therapeutic candidates identified through loss of function screenings and integrative system biology approaches. 

Application Requirements

Minimum requirements

  • PhD or MD/PhD 
  • Strong publication record, including first author peer-reviewed publications 
  • Prior cancer biology research experience 
  • Excellent communication and writing skills. 

Prospective candidates should be highly motivated, enthusiastic about science, with an ability to think creatively and independently. Candidate should demonstrate good organizational skills, have some management experience, and be able to work independently within a collaborative team environment. 

Applicants should send a synopsis of previous research experience (1 page), a personal statement of scientific interests and goals (1 page), a detailed CV, and contact information of three references to: 

Please forward letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and bibliography to: 

Andrew L. Kung, MD, PhD 
Chairman, Department of Pediatrics 
c/o Christina Rinaldi 
1275 York Avenue 
Box 139 
New York, NY 10065 
[email protected]