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Post-doctoral Fellow - gammaherpesvirus, pathogenesis

Job Description:

Position is with:

A postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Laurie Krug, HIV and AIDS Malignancy Branch (HAMB), Center for Cancer Research (CCR), National Cancer Institute (NCI), National Institutes of Health (NIH). The successful applicant will be part of a team focused on the mechanisms by which gammaherpesviruses establish life-long infection and cause cancer. Our lab is dedicated to applying animal models of disease to understand viral and host determinants of chronic infection by the gammaherpesviruses. Research includes the development of a novel vaccine approach to block infection and disease. The mission is to identify novel targets for intervention and prevention of human gammaherpesvirus-driven cancers.

Qualifications and Job Details:

  • Degree Required: Ph.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


-Highly motivated candidate with a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in immunology, microbiology, biochemistry, molecular biology, or related field.
-Experience in mouse models of infection or cancer.


-Excellent oral and written communication skills.
-Experience in virology and/or bioinformatics is desirable.

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: Laurie T. Krug

Contact Email:

For questions contact: Laurie T. Krug,

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