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Post-doctoral Fellow - Immunology, Transcription Factors

Job Description:

Position is with:

Two postdoctoral research positions in immunology are available in the laboratory of Dr. Vanja Lazarevic at the Experimental Immunology Branch, CCR, NCI, NIH, Bethesda, Maryland. We are looking for energetic, self-driven and passionate post-doctoral fellows to advance our understanding of how transcriptional gene regulatory networks control immune cell differentiation and function in the context of inflammation and autoimmunity. Our lab is actively pursuing the following areas of research:

  1. Transcriptional regulation of cell-mediated immune responses in the context of autoimmunity or infection
  2. Transcriptional regulation of innate and adaptive lymphocyte differentiation

Please see our publications for additional information:​

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

REQUIRED SKILLS: Candidates should have a recent or expected Ph.D. degree in immunology or computational biology. Must have at least one peer-reviewed first authorship publication. Excellent communication (oral and written) and documentation skills, and ability to adhere to high-quality, reproducible research standards. Must be self-motivated and eager to develop cutting-edge technologies. A strong background in at least one of the following techniques: flow cytometry, confocal microscopy, genomics/bioinformatics and animal models of disease.

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
  • A first author publication

Contact Name: Vanja Lazarevic

Contact Email:

For questions contact: Vanja Lazarevic,

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