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Biology of Cancer Metastasis

Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York

Position Description:

Two post-doctoral positions are available in the Gruss Lipper Biophotonics Center and its Integrated Imaging Program under the supervision of Drs. John Condeelis, David Entenberg, and Maja Oktay (the joint CEO laboratory) at the Einstein College of Medicine / Montefiore Medical Center, NYC. Starting salary is competitive and depends on experience at time of arrival. 

The postdoc will work in the Gruss Lipper Biophotonics Center and its Integrated Imaging Program as part of a multidisciplinary team of physicists, cell and cancer biologists, and physician scientists to study cellular phenotypes promoting cancer metastasis at all sites and stages of cancer progression. The project requires the use of state-of-the-art intravital microscopy in live animals with tumors to determine (i) the signaling events within tumor microenvironment required for emergence of disseminating cancer cell phenotype (invasive and stem) (ii) the mechanisms by which these cancer cells re-disseminate from metastatic foci (a process that may perpetuate metastases even after the removal of the primary tumor) and (iii) the effect of chemotherapy on these two processes. Tools available include advanced optical imaging designs, imaging windows, in vivo optically controlled micro-fluidic devices, biosensors, optogenetics and mouse models of cancer.


Applicants should either already have, or should be about to have, successfully completed any of the following degrees: PhD, MD/PhD, DVM/PhD in a field relevant to cell invasion/migration and metastasis of cancer, published primary research papers on these topics and have skills in basic digital microscopy, cell and molecular biology, and mouse models of disease. All other training will be done by our team.

To Apply:

Applicants should email their CV, three letters of reference, and publications to: