Postdoctoral Researcher – van den Brink lab Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Job Locations USA-NY-New York
Posted Date 11 months ago(11/7/2022 12:19 PM)
Requisition ID
Pay Range
$55,439-$74,263 yrly.

Pay Range

$55,439-$74,263 yrly.

Company Overview

The people of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) are united by a singular mission: ending cancer for life. Our specialized care teams provide personalized, compassionate, expert care to patients of all ages. Informed by basic research done at our Sloan Kettering Institute, scientists across MSK collaborate to conduct innovative translational and clinical research that is driving a revolution in our understanding of cancer as a disease and improving the ability to prevent, diagnose, and treat it. MSK is dedicated to training the next generation of scientists and clinicians, who go on to pursue our mission at MSK and around the globe. One of the world’s most respected comprehensive centers devoted exclusively to cancer, we have been recognized as one of the top two cancer hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report for more than 30 years.


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Job Description

The van den Brink lab is looking for a highly motivated post-doc to work on a project involving novel T cell immunotherapies for multiple myeloma. Our lab focuses on a variety of research topics related to cancer immunotherapy, including hematopoietic stem cell transplantation, graft-versus-host disease, effects of the microbiota on transplant outcomes, immune reconstitution/thymic rejuvenation strategies, and CAR T cell therapy for various malignancies.


The CAR T cell group of the van den Brink lab designs novel CAR T cells targeting hematologic malignancies with the goal of improving T cell activity while reducing toxicities. We study CAR T cell activity in syngeneic mouse models and are currently developing xenograft mouse models. This postdoc position will focus on developing next-generation CAR T cells targeting human myeloma antigens with the goal of translating these CAR T cells into clinical application.


Lab Website:



  • Human T cell cultures and viral transduction
  • In vitro cell proliferation, protein expression, cell viability, immunophenotyping, and cytoxicity assays
  • CRISPR/Cas9 and gene transfer
  • Generation and maintenance of tumor cell lines and virus producing-packaging lines in culture
  • Xenograft models of human myeloma in mice
  • Mouse handling, injection, and harvesting tissues
  • Multi-color flow cytometry
  • Molecular cloning of CAR constructs

The ideal candidate should have:

  • PhD, MD/PhD, or MD completed in cancer immunology, immunotherapy, T cell biology, cell engineering, or related field
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Solid publication record
  • Experience with human T cell culture and retroviral/lentiviral transduction methods or non-viral vector modification.
  • Experience with multi-color flow cytometry panels is preferred
  • Experience with mouse handling and procedures is advantageous, but not required


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


Marcel van den Brink


Salary: $55,439-$74,263


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