Graduate Student

Location: Weill Cornell Medical Center  

Org Unit: Basic Science Research

Position Summary

We are now accepting graduate students for rotation in the laboratory of Dr. Marcus Goncalves at Weill Cornell Medical Center. Dr. Goncalves is a physician-scientist in the division of endocrinology and his goal is to understand the metabolic pathways underlying the cancer anorexia cachexia syndrome. In this position, you will design and implement a project of your design that is in line with the goals of the lab. The applicant will be co-mentored by world-renowned cancer biologist, Lewis C. Cantley, who will help develop the project. We seek highly motivated, independent, creative young scientists with an interest in cancer biology, cell metabolism, or cell signaling. 


Candidates must be enrolled in a degree-granting program within the Tri-Institutional Program (PhD, MD, or MD/PhD) in a biomedical science.


A strong record of participation in basic science research.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a collaborative manner with all departmental faculty and staff, as well as other institutional representatives.
  • Candidates should have strong organizational, written and verbal communication skills in English.
  • High levels of critical thinking skills.

To apply, please send a cover letter with a brief summary of your research interests, career goals, and any relevant basic science experience to Dr. Goncalves (

Applicant must be available for interview in New York.