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Post-doctoral Fellow - Germinal Center B cell biology, immunology

Job Description:

Position is with:

We are seeking highly motiviated Ph.D. graduates for a postdoctoral fellow position in the laboratory of Dr. Jagan Muppidi in the Lymphoid Malignancies Branch, CCR, NCI. The focus of our laboratory is to discover factors promoting the development of germinal center B cell-derived malignancies (Razzaghi et alJ. Exp. Med. 2021; Albright et alJ. Exp. Med. 2019; Muppidi et alNature 2014). Successful candidates will work closely with Dr. Muppidi. Expertise in cellular immunology is desirable.

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 must have completed a Ph.D. or M.D. degree and have less than 5 years (preferably less than 2 years) of postdoctoral experience. Ideal candidates are Ph.D. graduates with strong expertise in B cell biology, immunology and/or in vivo models. Highly motivated candidates from different backgrounds with an interest in the field of lymphoma biology and/or the tumor microenvironment are welcome to apply. Foreign applicants will need to qualify for a J-1 visa or have permanent U.S. residency status.

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
  • Two References
  • Summary of Research Experience

Additional Application Information:

Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a list of publications and contact information of two references to:

Contact Name: Jagan Muppidi

Contact Email:

For questions contact: Jagan Muppidi,

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