Post-doctoral Fellow - Mitochondria, liver, intravital microscopy

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Job Description

A postdoctoral fellowship position is available in the laboratory of Natalie Porat-Shliom. Ph.D., within the Center for Cancer Research (CCR), NCI, NIH, in Bethesda, Maryland. Candidates are sought to join a basic and translational research program focused on hepatocytes cell biology and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.

Our lab is interested in fundamental questions related to mitochondrial biology in the liver. How are mitochondrial structure and function regulated? What are the environmental cues/stressors that induce these mitochondrial alterations? And, in turn, how are those disrupted in human disease? For this, we use intravital microscopy, the study of cellular processes in live, anesthetized rodents (Cunningham and Porat-Shliom 2021, Stefkovich et al 2021, Porat-Shliom et al. 2019). A benefit of this position is the opportunity to learn state-of-the-art light microscopy imaging techniques. For more information, please refer to Dr. Porat-Shliom's web page:

Qualifications and Job Details

Degree Required
Ph.D. or equivalent
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Appointment Type
Training Position (Stipend commensurate with experience)
Work Schedule
US Citizenship not required - (ie, permanent resident, visa)

Required and Preferred Skills

Required Skills

We are seeking a creative and highly motivated candidate with a background in light microscopy. Previous track record of successful research, strong verbal skills and Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. are required. Prior animal work experience is a plus. Proficiency in oral and written English is required.

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
  • 3 References
  • Cover Letter
Additional Application Information

Foreign applicants will need to qualify for a J-1 visa or have permanent U.S. residency status.

Contact Information
Contact Name
Natalie Porat-Shliom
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DHHS, NIH and NCI are equal opportunity employers. The NCI and CCR are deeply committed to diversity of thought, equity and inclusion and encourage applications from qualified women, underrepresented minorities and individuals with disabilities.