Post-baccalaureate Fellow - Cell biology, centrosome, microscopy

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Job Description

A post-baccalaureate fellow position is available in the Loncarek Lab, Centrosome Biology Section, within the Cancer Innovation Laboratory, CCR, NCI in Frederick, Maryland.

The focus of the laboratory is to investigate cellular mechanisms that regulate the number and architecture of centrosomes in normal and transformed human cells. The successful applicant will investigate how cell cycle regulators control centriole biogenesis, and will join our effort to dissect centrosome architecture in nanoscale resolution, using various super resolution microscopy approaches. 

The fellow will benefit highly from rigorous training in molecular biology, biochemistry, advanced microscopy, mammalian cell culture, scientific writing, and from working in a collaborative group with an extensive network of domestic and international collaborators.

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Qualifications and Job Details

Degree Required
B.S./B.A. or equivalent
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Appointment Type
Training Position (Stipend commensurate with experience)
Work Schedule
US Citizenship required

Required and Preferred Skills

Required Skills

Basic wet lab and research experience, passion for experimental work, and for answering fundamental questions in cell and tumor biology.

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.


Frederick is the second largest city in Maryland but retains a “small town” feel, surrounded by mountain views with a vibrant Main Street community. The city offers outstanding schools, a balanced and thriving economy and a highly educated workforce.

How to Apply
  • CV/Resume
  • 3 References
  • Cover Letter
Additional Application Information

Please write ‘Postbac application’ in the e-mail subject heading.

Contact Information
Contact Name
Jadranka Loncarek
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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.