Biologist - Neurodevelopmental disorders, cancer

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Job Description

A biologist position is available with Dr. Lisa Boxer in the Laboratory of Genome Integrity at the CCR, NCI. The Boxer lab uses molecular and genomic approaches to study how mutations in chromatin regulators disrupt neuronal gene expression and lead to neurodevelopmental disorders and cancer. The applicant will oversee the lab’s mouse colony and set up breedings and genotype mice as needed. The applicant should also have significant hands-on experience with molecular and cellular biology techniques such as primary cell culture, nucleic acid manipulations, and protein analysis. S/he will be responsible for creating an efficient and productive scientific environment in support of the laboratory’s research studies. In addition, s/he will have overall day-to-day responsibilities for the efficient management and use of laboratory resources, as well as other scientific and administrative duties including lab organization, distribution of lab tasks, and ordering. The candidate will also need to be aware of current and emerging technologies in the fields of Next-Gen sequencing and proteomics and should enjoy developing these technologies to assist colleagues in the lab with their research efforts. The ideal candidate will participate in lab meetings and journal clubs and will contribute both to the execution of experiments and to the intellectual development of ideas and projects.

Qualifications and Job Details

Degree Required
B.S./B.A. or equivalent
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Appointment Type
Contractor Position (Salary commensurate with experience)
Work Schedule
Full-time (In-Person)
US Citizenship not required - (ie, permanent resident, visa)

Required and Preferred Skills

Required Skills

Qualified candidates will have significant expertise working with mouse models and will be highly trained in molecular and cellular biology techniques. While a PhD is not a requirement, the ideal candidate may have a PhD with additional years of training. Demonstrated proficiency will be evidenced by relevant publications in peer-reviewed journals.

About the NCI Center for Cancer Research

The Center for Cancer Research (CCR) is home to nearly 250 basic and clinical research groups located on two campuses just outside of Washington, D.C. CCR is part of the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and makes up the largest component of the research effort at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Centrally supported by long-term funding and a culture of complete intellectual freedom, CCR scientists are able to pursue the most important and challenging problems in cancer research. We collaborate with academic and commercial partners and advocacy groups across the world in efforts to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer and HIV/AIDS. The CCR research portfolio covers the full spectrum of biological and biomedical research. Our work ranges from basic to translational and clinical, and our clinical trials are conducted in the NIH Clinical Center, the world’s largest hospital dedicated to clinical research that offers a robust infrastructure to support CCR’s patients on an estimated 250 open studies. The success of CCR is grounded in an exceptionally strong discovery research program that provides the foundation for the seamless translation of insights from bench to bedside. Read more about CCR, the benefits of working at CCR and hear from our staff on their CCR experiences.


Bethesda is one of the most highly educated communities in the United States and has a nationally renowned school system. The city is a thriving suburban center close to Washington, D.C., and home to many restaurants, retailers and a flourishing arts and entertainment district.

How to Apply
  • CV/Resume
  • 3 References
  • Cover Letter
Contact Information
Contact Name
Lisa Boxer
E-mail Address
DHHS, NIH and NCI are equal opportunity employers. The NCI and CCR are deeply committed to diversity of thought, equity and inclusion and encourage applications from qualified women, underrepresented minorities and individuals with disabilities.