Postdoctoral Research Scholar in Computational Systems and Biology
Sloan Kettering Memorial Cancer Center
United States

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.


In compliance with applicable State regulatory authorities, COVID-19 vaccination is mandatory for all MSK staff. Staff are considered fully vaccinated upon completion of a primary vaccination series for COVID-19 (i.e., one dose of a single dose vaccine or a final dose of a multi-dose vaccine series). Exceptions from the COVID-19 vaccine requirement are permitted for those who request and receive an approved medical or fully remote exemption.  Requests for medical exemption can take up to two weeks to review. Vaccination or an approved medical exemption is required to start work.


*Staff working at a MSK New Jersey location must be up to date with COVID-19 vaccination, which includes having completed the primary COVID-19 vaccination series and booster once eligible as mandated by New Jersey State. All New Jersey staff not yet eligible for a booster must receive a booster within 3 weeks of becoming eligible as a condition of continued employment at MSK.


Note: Individuals are eligible to receive a COVID-19 booster two months after completion of a primary vaccination series for COVID-19.  Because vaccine-induced immunity can wane over time, MSK continues to strongly urge all staff to get a COVID-19 booster as soon as they become eligible to maintain their protective immunity for a longer period.

Job details

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 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.

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

Contact Person: Joao Xavier

Contact Email:

Salary: $55,439 – $100,940

Application Process
Step 1
Complete an Online Application
Step 2
Interview Process
Step 3
Provide References
Step 4
Extension of Job Offer
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New Employee Orientation

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