Post-baccalaureate fellow positions are available in Dr. Li Yang’s Tumor Microenvironment and Metastasis Section within the Laboratory of Cancer Biology and Genetics, CCR, NCI, NIH in Bethesda, Maryland. Our group’s research focuses on how cancer cells interact with and adapt to the changing immune microenvironment in metastatic process and therapeutic resistance. We utilize proteomics, single cell sequencing, and functional genomics approaches to identify key regulators.
Several projects are currently available including: 1) immune microenvironment and tumor dormancy; 2) epigenetic regulation of tumor suppressor genes and host immune response; 3) dying tumor cells and the extracellular matrix in breast cancer metastasis and therapeutic resistance.
We are seeking highly motivated candidates in the areas of cancer biology, molecular biology, biochemistry, epigenetics, and immunology. The candidate(s) will work with a research team consisting of staff scientists, postdoctoral fellows, graduate students, as well as supporting technicians.
The laboratory is located in NIH Bethesda campus, which has a state-of-the art research platform. The candidate will have access to the research facilities and outstanding stipend support.
Qualifications and Job Details
Required and Preferred Skills
We are seeking highly motivated candidates in the areas of cancer biology, molecular biology, biochemistry, epigenetics, and immunology. Interested postbac candidates should have research experience and be willing to make a two-year commitment. Individuals with high motivation and good logical/analytic skills are encouraged to apply.
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.
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