Center for Cancer Research

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Post-doctoral Fellow - CAR T cell therapy, T cell immunology

Job Description:

Position is with:

The Laboratory of Molecular Biology at the Center for Cancer Research, National Cancer Institute, NIH in Bethesda, Maryland, has an open postdoctoral fellow position. The laboratory focuses on identifying novel cancer targets including heparan sulfate proteoglycans and MHC-associated peptides, and developing antibody engineering technologies for treating cancer. The successful candidate will be involved in isolation of antibodies using phage display and/or single B cell cloning technologies, and construction of CAR T cells, and testing of the CAR T cells using mouse tumor models.

Our recent papers related to CAR T cell development have been published in PNAS ( and Gastroenterology (  Detailed information about our research program and publications can be accessed at:  

The position is available immediately.

Qualifications and Job Details:

  • Degree Required:
    • Ph.D. or equivalent
    • M.D. or equivalent
  • Location: Bethesda, Maryland
  • Appointment Type: Training Position
  • Work Schedule: Full-time position
  • Citizenship: US Citizenship not required - (ie, permanent resident, visa)
  • Stipend: Commensurate with experience


Candidates are expected to have completed, or be completing, a Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. with a strong publication record and expertise in molecular and cell biological techniques. Motivated candidates who are interested in innovative, high-impact laboratory research are encouraged to apply. A background in molecular biology, cell biology, immunology and/or cancer biology is required.


Experience in T cell immunology or MHC associated peptides is preferred.

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
  • Statement of Research Goals
  • Three References
  • Cover Letter
  • Summary of Research Experience

Contact Name: Dr. Mitchell Ho

Contact Email:

For questions contact: Dr. Mitchell Ho,

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