Research Opportunities

A wide variety of training positions are periodically available in our lab. 

Our Research Focus

Research projects in the Moriarity lab are aimed at studying the genetics of pediatric cancer, including sarcomas and brain tumors, to identify novel therapeutic targets to better treat pediatric cancer patients. 

Some key research methods and areas of focus include:

  • Genome Engineering
  • Gene Therapy
  • Cancer Immunotherapy
  • Pediatric Cancer Genetics
  • Technology Development

Post-doctoral fellowship positions

Dr. Branden Moriarity, Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics, is recruiting multiple postdoctoral fellows to work on applied genome engineering for the development of novel cancer immunotherapeutics. Applicants should have a PhD or equivalent in Biological sciences with a specialization in the development of cancer therapeutics and/or genome engineering approaches. Candidates with experience in cancer biology, molecular cloning, and immunology will be prioritized. 

Candidates must be highly motivated, productive and dedicated to a research career. The lab also welcomes recent PhD graduates who want to learn new research methods and embark on a successful academic career. 

  • Current Openings: Post-doctoral position, job ids 327027 and 328589

    • Looking for a PhD in molecular, cellular, developmental, genetics, immunology, or cancer biology; with experience in flow cytometer and cell culture.

    • Preferred qualifications: genome engineering, primary cell culture experience, moledulcar biology, cell culture

    • Find out more and apply online: External Candidates, Internal Candidates

Graduate student research positions

The lab welcomes greaduate students from a variety of graduate programs. MICaB, MCDB&G, and Neuroscience are just some of the graduate programs of students who have worked in the lab. 

  • Current Opening: Researcher 2, job id 328649

Undergraduate volunteers

Undergrate volunteers frequently join the lab to experience working in a research lab. These personnel are paired with a graduate student or a post-doctoral fellow to help with a specific research project. This is a great opportunity to learn new research methods.

High School volunteers

On rare occassions, the lab will take on high school volunteers over summer break. Candidates must have an excellent transcript and be highly motivated.