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Post-doctoral Fellow - Drosophila, sphingolipid, cell and molecular biology

Job Description:

Position is with:

The project focuses on the links between sphingolipid biosynthetic enzymes and other metabolic pathways that influence the onset and progression of diseases such as obesity and diabetes in a Drosophila model. The fellow will work under the supervision of Drs. Usha Acharya and Jairaj Acharya.

Qualifications and Job Details:

  • Degree Required: Ph.D. or equivalent
  • Location: Frederick, 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: A strong background in cell and molecular biology is required.

PREFERRED SKILLS: Previous experience in using genetic systems is preferable.

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:

Submit:
  • CV/Resume
  • Three References

Contact Name: Usha Acharya

Contact Email: usha.acharya@nih.gov

For questions contact: Usha Acharya, usha.acharya@nih.gov

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