Post-doctoral Fellow - Cancer research, inflammation

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Job Description

A postdoctoral position is available in the Inflammation and Tumorigenesis Section headed by Yinling Hu, Ph.D., in the Cancer Innovation Laboratory, CCR, NCI, Frederick, MD. This research laboratory is studying inflammation- and infection-associated skin, lung, and esophageal cancer by using multidisciplinary approaches including single-cell RNA sequencing, RNA-seq, gene expression regulation, lipidomics, glucose metabolism, tumor-associated microbiota, analysis of human cancer genomic alterations, genetically engineered mouse models, and cellular and biochemical methods (PMID 35121655 PNAS; PMID 28407484 Cell Host Microbe; PMID 23597566 Cancer Cell). This is a great opportunity to join an exciting basic and translational cancer research program.

Qualifications and Job Details

Degree Required
Ph.D. or equivalent
Job Location
Appointment Type
Training Position (Stipend commensurate with experience)
Work Schedule
US Citizenship not required - (ie, permanent resident, visa)

Required and Preferred Skills

Required Skills

Animal work, gene expression regulation, bioinformatics, and flow cytometry.

Preferred Skills

Cancer research, immunology.

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
  • Summary of Research Experience
Contact Information
Contact Name
Yinling Hu
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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.