Supervisor, PDX Lab

Job Locations USA-NY-New York
Posted Date 3 months ago(12/6/2017 10:33 AM)
Requisition ID
Research - Laboratory

Company Overview

At Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK), we’re not only changing the way we treat cancer, but also the way the world thinks about it. By working together and pushing forward with innovation and discovery, we’re driving excellence and improving outcomes.


For the 27th year, MSK has been named a top hospital for cancer by U.S. News & World Report. We are proud to be on Becker’s Healthcare list as one of the 150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare in 2016, as well as Glassdoor’s annual Employees’ Choice Awards 2017. We’re treating cancer, one patient at a time. Join us and make a difference every day.

Job Description

The Supervisor of the PDX platform will perform all activities associated with the procurement and inventory of patient and mouse xenograft tissue samples in the lab. The Supervisor, PDX Lab will work with the lab head to manage all projects involving collection of tumor tissue samples, cell and generated tumor xenograft models.


You will:

  • Organize and coordinate the procurement and inventory of patient and mouse xenograft tissue samples for genomic characterization
  • Submit samples and prepare requisition to institutional core facilities for genomic characterization of PDX samples
  • Maintain and track projects involving collected tumor tissue samples, generated cell lines and generated tumor xenograft models in order to facilitate timely completion of projects
  • Coordinate the development and execution of therapeutic studies involving mouse tumor xenograft models
  • Utilize appropriate methodologies to collect patient/specimen associated data required for the database and data analysis
  • Maintain and develop a curated database of collected tumor tissue samples, cell lines and generated tumor xenograft models
  • Aid in data analysis of animal therapeutic studies
  • Generate study summaries of ongoing and completed mouse tumor xenograft therapeutic studies.
  • Participate and prepare data for presentation at a weekly molecular tumor board
  • Interact with collaborating groups and individuals responsible for data analysis and visualization
  • Interface with collaborating groups involved in genomic characterization and tumor xenograft modeling
  • Oversee technician assignments and conduct of animal therapeutic studies
  • Monitor ordering activities to insure accurate and timely order placement

You need:

  • Doctorate or Master’s Degree in Biology or Natural Sciences (preferred) with 4-7 years experience in research laboratory facility #LI-SB1


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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