Postdoctoral Research Fellow – Rizzuto Laboratory Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Job Locations USA-NY-New York
Posted Date 2 months ago(12/1/2022 5:00 PM)
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 Rizzuto Laboratory is seeking a Postdoctoral Research Fellow to work in our immunology lab in the Human Oncology & Pathogenesis Program and Department of Pathology & Laboratory medicine at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City.  


The Rizzuto laboratory studies mechanisms of immune tolerance. We specifically investigate a long-standing question in immunology: what prevents maternal immune rejection of the placenta and fetus? Our research is focused on discovering the cellular and molecular mechanisms that underlie maternal immune tolerance of fetal and placental proteins. Like the placenta, tumor cells also escape immune rejection despite tumor cell expression of altered-self proteins. Discovering mechanisms of fetomaternal tolerance will therefore identify new ways to make the immune system response to tumors. 


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The Rizzuto Laboratory believes that equity and excellence go hand in hand, that the success of the group matters just as much as the individual, and that diversity increases innovation, enchances ideas, and make sense better. Please reach out.  


We seek an outstanding individual with Ph.D. training in immunology, biochemistry, glycobiology, or molecular biology to study glycan-dependent fetomaternal tolerance mechanisms. 


General qualifications: 

  • Ph.D. and/or M.D./Ph.D. degree in biochemistry, immunology, molecular biology, or glycobiology 
  • Ability to work independent and as part of a group 
  • Curious, highly motivated, effective communicator with a strong work ethic  



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


Gabrielle Rizzuto 


Salary: $55,439 – $64,507 


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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