Postdoctoral Position in Pediatric Brain Tumor Biology

A postdoctoral associate position is available immediately in Dr. Mark Souweidane laboratory at Cornell University-Weill Cornell Medicine in the Department of Neurological Surgery to study the biology of pediatric brain tumors, including DIPG and Choroid Plexus Carcinoma using mouse models (genetic and patient d-derived xenografts), genomic/epigenomic approaches as well as developing novel preclinical therapeutic delivery strategies. Using various drug delivery approaches including convection-enhanced delivery (CED), intra-arterial delivery, intrathecal, and focused ultrasound candidate therapeutic agents are assayed using animal models. Image-guided drug delivery and tissue/cellular-based approaches are used to define distribution, bioavailability, drug pharmacokinetics, and cell viability (e.g., Kossatz et al. Cancer Research 2017; Wang et al. Molecular Cancer Therapeutics 2017; Komidi et al. ACS Med Chem Lett 2018; Tosi et al. Science Advances 2019).

Job Requirements

We seek enthusiastic, highly qualified, and motivated individuals to join our research group. The successful candidate should have a Ph.D. degree with a strong background in cancer biology, biotechnology, biochemistry and/or computational biology. Research experience in neuro-oncology would be considered advantageous.

Our laboratory is part of the Children’s Brain Tumor Project and is located on the Weill Cornell Medicine campus in New York City. Salary Range for this position is: $58,500 - $66,538. Weill Cornell Medicine provides the above salary range in compliance with the New York City law on Salary Transparency in Job Advertisements. The salary range listed is for full‐time employment not including benefits, bonuses, or clinical incentive compensation where applicable. Actual salaries depend on a variety of factors including but not limited to internal equity, specialty, training, and hospital/community needs. The above salary range for New York City based roles represents WCM’s good faith and reasonable estimate of possible compensation at the time of posting. Weill Cornell Medicine is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. Weill Cornell Medicine provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, color, age, religion, protected veteran or disability status, or genetic information.

Please submit your CV and a cover letter outlining your research interests, career goals and the names of three referees with contact information to Drs. Mark Souweidane ( and Nadia Dahmane (


Mark Souweidane, M.D.

Office of Postdoctoral Affairs 1300 York Ave, Suite A-139 New York, NY 10065 Phone: