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Postdoctoral Research Scholar: Computational Systems and Biology, Joao Xavier Lab

Memorial Sloan Kettering
New York City, New York, US
Closing date
Sep 23, 2022

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Academic / Research
Conservation science
Ecology, Biology
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The Xavier Lab is seeking a Postdoctoral Research Scholar to join our Computational Systems and Biology program at Memorial Sloan Kettering. The ideal candidate has a track record of computation and experiment in systems biology. We will consider experimentalists who want to gain computational skills and computational biologists who want to gain experimental skills. The starting date is flexible, ideally in the Fall of 2022 or early 2023. Send in your application by September 30th, 2022, for full consideration.

The Xavier lab is collaborative: Our team members are trained in diverse areas such as physics, cancer biology, and microbiology. Recent interests include metabolic rewiring in cancer cells, the interaction between gut microbes and colorectal cancer and the ecology of the gut microbiome. We collaborate with physician-scientists to explore the clinical translation of our basic science.

At the Computational and Systems Biology program, we offer competitive salaries above the MSK table (see The Xavier lab has an excellent track record of training postdocs for their careers of choice in academics and industry (see MSK offers outstanding resources for the advancement of postdocs, including guidance in grant writing and job searching.

For more details e-mail Joao Xavier at and check our webpage at

The ideal candidate should have:
  • A PhD (or an upcoming defense) in biological sciences or a related field such as biophysics, bioengineering, systems biology, and microbiology.
  • A track record of peer reviewed publications.
  • An interest in combining experimental and computational biology to develop an exciting, independent research project in the broad field of systems biology

Please apply by September 30th, 2022, for full consideration. The application should include a CV, a one-page letter outlining your interest and names/contact information of three references.

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