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Postdoctoral Research Associate
Weill Cornell Medicine in New York, New York
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Date Posted August 29, 2019
Science-Molecular Biology
Science-Cancer Research
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

The Faltas Lab at Weill Cornell Medicine in New York City https://faltaslab.weill.cornell.edu/ is seeking postdoctoral candidates with a background in cancer biology or cancer immunology or bioinformatics to lead projects investigating the role of the APOBEC3 family of cytidine deaminases in chromothripsis, genomic instability and tumor evolution in bladder cancer.

Our well-funded and diverse laboratory is a vibrant and stimulating environment for scientific growth and fostering the independent careers of postdoctoral trainees.

Relevant publications:

Faltas BM, Prandi D, Tagawa ST, Molina AM, Nanus DM, Sternberg C, Rosenberg J, Mosquera JM, Robinson B, Elemento O, Sboner A, Beltran H, Demichelis F, Rubin MA. Clonal evolution of chemotherapy-resistant urothelial carcinoma. Nature Genetics. 2016 Dec;48(12):1490-1499. doi: 10.1038/ng.3692.

Vlachostergios PJ, Faltas BM. Treatment resistance in urothelial carcinoma: an evolutionary perspective. Nature Reviews Clinical Oncology. 2018 Aug;15(8):495-509. doi: 10.1038/s41571-018-0026-y.

Robinson BD, Vlachostergios PJ, Bhinder B, Liu W, Li K, Moss TJ, Bareja R, Park K, Tavassoli P, Cyrta J, Tagawa ST, Nanus DM, Beltran H, Molina AM, Khani F, Miguel Mosquera J, Xylinas E, Shariat SF, Scherr DS, Rubin MA, Lerner SP, Matin SF, Elemento O, Faltas BM. Upper tract urothelial carcinoma has a luminal-papillary T-cell depleted contexture and activated FGFR3 signaling. Nature Communications. 2019 Jul 5;10(1):2977. doi: 10.1038/s41467-019-10873-y.


  • Ph.D. with a background in cancer biology, cancer immunology, or bioinformatics. The Ph.D. awarded/expected date should be between 2017-2020.
  • Evidence of productivity from publications in high-quality journals originating from Ph.D. or postdoctoral work. Manuscripts that are finally accepted for publication will also be considered as evidence of productivity.
  • Experience in molecular biology and biochemistry techniques.
  • For bioinformatics candidates, experience in high level programming languages (e.g. R, Python, Perl), experience in computational biological applications and next-generation sequencing are required.
  • Capable of working independently with appropriate supervision on assigned projects as well as in a team.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills, self-motivation, and creativity.
  • Motivated to pursue postdoctoral training required for a future independent academic career.

Candidates who meet the above criteria are encouraged to apply. Please email CV, statement of research interests, copies of previous publications and the names and contact information for 3 references to Dr. Bishoy Faltas bmf9003@med.cornell.edu

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