A position for a postdoctoral research fellow is available in the Kircher Lab at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center for a highly motivated individual with a background in nanoparticle technology. The Kircher lab specializes on developing cutting-edge in vivo molecular imaging and theranostic approaches for early cancer detection and eradication. We have developed next generation “Surface Enhanced Resonant Raman Spectroscopy” (SERRS) nanoparticles for cancer detection with ultra-high sensitivity and specificity (Nature Medicine 2012; Nature Communications, in press; Science Translational Medicine, in press). These nanoparticles also have multimodal capabilities to enable combined pre-and intraoperative cancer detection with any combination of MRI, PET or photoacoustic imaging, exploiting the complementary strengths of each modality. The position is supported by the NIH and a Damon Runyon-Rachleff Innovation Award.
We are seeking a candidate with a PhD or MD/PhD degree in the fields of nanoparticle technology, chemistry or biochemistry. A background in mathematics would be an additional strength. Required is a demonstrated record of achievements and publications in nanoparticle research. Excellent communication skills and the ability to work in a team / collaborative environment are required.
The successful candidate is expected to perform mentored independent research and is encouraged to develop own research ideas. The ability to be self-driven in the synthetic aspects of the work is essential. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. MSKCC offers dedicated housing for postdoctoral fellows.
The Kircher lab is located in the Mortimer B. Zuckerman Research Center of the Sloan-Kettering Institute of MSKCC. It is part of the Center for Molecular Imaging and Nanotechnology (CMINT), and located on the same floor as other molecular imaging and nanotechnology as well as radiopharmacy laboratories. Members of the laboratory have access to a total of 34 core facilities at MSKCC, including analytical NMR, and imaging core facilities. MSKCC is located in a vibrant hub of world-renowned biomedical research institutions in New York’s Upper East Side, adjacent to Rockefeller University, the Weill Cornell Medical College and the Cornell campus of the New York Presbyterian University Hospital. The vast resources within MSKCC and these surrounding institutions will help to facilitate the success of the applicant’s projects and enable to establish collaborations with other laboratories.
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