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Post-doctoral Fellow - CRISPR, Proteomics, Proteogenomics

Job Description:

Position is with:

A postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Ryan Young within the Lymphoid Malignancies Branch, Center for Cancer Research (CCR), National Cancer Institute (NCI), National Institutes of Health (NIH), in Bethesda, MD.  We are seeking a highly motivated Postdoctoral Research Fellow to join our group to investigate novel modes of oncogenic signaling in multiple myeloma and lymphoma.  We employ functional proteogenomic screens to exploit synthetic lethal vulnerabilities of aggressive lymphomas with the goal of identifying new precision medicine approaches to treat these diseases.  The lab offers many excellent training opportunities on the use of CRISPR-based screens, next-generation sequencing, proteomic approaches, confocal imaging, xenografts, and classical biochemistry.  In addition, there are ample opportunities for collaborative work within the branch for both translational and bench research within the labs of Drs. Louis Staudt, Jagan Muppidi and Craig Thomas, as well as within the NIH community at large.  The position is fully funded by an intramural NIH fellowship with competitive salary and benefits. Applications for outside fellowships are encouraged and will be supported.

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

REQUIRED SKILLS: Applicants with research experience in cancer biology, cell biology, biochemistry, genetics or molecular biology 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.

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
  • One Reference

Additional Application Information:

More information on the laboratory and a list of publications can be found at:

Contact Name: Ryan Young

Contact Email:

For questions contact: Ryan Young,

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