Postdoctoral Researcher – Laboratory of Jonathan Peled Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Job Locations USA-NY-New York
Posted Date 3 months ago(11/1/2022 11:08 AM)
Requisition ID
Pay Range
$55,439 – $64,507

Pay Range

$55,439 – $64,507

Company Overview

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.

Job Description

The laboratory of Jonathan Peled is seeking a highly motivated and successful individual with a background in microbiology/microbiome, immunology, and/or prior experience or interest in computational/bioinformatics approaches. The lab focuses on investigating how the gut microbiome interacts with the host immune system in the context of cancer immunotherapy and allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation. This includes investigations in mouse models, with cultivated commensal organisms, and human biospecimens. As well, we have a focus on pre-clinical investigation of novel therapeutic approaches that have potential for translation into the clinic.


Our group is highly collaborative, both within MSK and outside. The laboratory seeks to develop a diverse and multi-disciplinary team of students, postdocs, and research technicians.


Projects include:

  • Investigation of mechanisms by which Enterococci exacerbate graft-vs-host diseases.
  • Understanding how environmental exposures (e.g. diet, antibiotics) mediate or mitigate microbiome injury in patients receiving cancer therapy or mouse models thereof.
  • Identifying microbiome-derived metabolites that modulate host immunity.

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The ideal candidate should have:

  • A Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. in microbiology, immunology, cell biology, or related field
  • Training in or an interest in learning bioinformatics
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Collaborative skills and the ability to work in a team
  • Ability to perform self-directed and guided research


Pay Range : $55,439 – $64,507


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If you have any questions about this job opportunity, please contact:


Jonathan Peled



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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