Post-baccalaureate Fellow - flow cytometry, cell culture

Staff Name: 
Jennifer Clare Jones, M.D., Ph.D.
Laboratory of Pathology
Research Area Keywords: 

exosomes, nanobiology, flow cytometry, cell culture

Position Description: 

An opportunity is available to work within the Translational Nanobiology Section, Laboratory of Pathology, Center for Cancer Research (CCR), National Cancer Institute (NCI). This is a fellowship position in which the candidate will build the skills necessary to be a key member of the Translational Nanobiology Section. Our lab is developing a scalable, high-throughput, translational pipeline to utilize extracellular vesicles as biomarkers. Extracellular vesicles range in diameter from 30-1000 nm and our laboratory develops, tests, and utilizes cutting-edge analysis equipment and assays for nanoparticles. 

CCR is working to solve the most pressing problems in the field through basic, translational and clinical cancer research to create the cancer medicines of tomorrow and is dedicated to preparing the next generation of cancer researchers. Read more about CCR, the benefits of working at CCR and hear from our staff on their CCR experiences.

CCR is dedicated to preparing the next generation of cancer researchers and offers a training environment that is second-to-none in quality of science and mentoring by outstanding principal investigators, including nine members of the National Academy of Science and eight members of the National Academy of Medicine. CCR offers fellows access to cutting-edge technologies and cores, a highly collaborative environment, awards and research forums to recognize outstanding post docs, continuous scientific symposia and lectures featuring leading researchers, a strong commitment to translational research, and a vibrant clinical research program housed in the world’s largest dedicated research hospital, the NIH Clinical Center. ​

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Experience Required: 

Candidates should have B.A., B.S., or M.S. and 2 years minimum in a laboratory setting.

The ideal candidate will be enthusiastic and willing to learn new techniques and to develop expertise in using and maintaining state-of-the-art laboratory equipment, including high-resolution nanoparticle analyzers, flow cytometers and super-resolution microscopes. The applicant must have excellent computer literacy skills, as all laboratory records are kept electronically. The candidate will maintain accurate and detailed records. While not required, knowledge of proper laboratory disposal methods and safety procedures, demonstration of excellent aseptic technique, strong verbal and written communication skills, strong organizational and time management skills are all desirable. The candidate is expected to carry out independent projects and to work collaboratively with the lab manager, post-doctoral fellows, and post-bacs on a regular basis.

The candidate will be encouraged to participate in seminars and learning experiences in the laboratory.  Support for the candidate’s career development will be a priority for the full duration of the CRTA.

Additional Information: 

Bethesda, located adjacent to Washington, D.C., is an urban core of Montgomery County, MD. Bethesda is one of the most affluent and highly educated communities in the United States. Living in Bethesda offers residents a suburban feel with a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. The public schools in Bethesda are highly rated.

How To Apply: 

Please contact laboratory manager Jason Savage at with subject line "CRTA Postbac".  Include: CV, contact information for 3 references, brief (1/2 page) statement of interest.

Contact Name: 
Jason Savage
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