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. The mission is to identify novel targets for intervention and prevention of human gammaherpesvirus-driven cancers.
CCR is dedicated to preparing the next generation of cancer researchers and offers a training environment that is second-to-none in quality of science and mentoring by outstanding principal investigators, including nine members of the National Academy of Science and eight members of the National Academy of Medicine. CCR offers fellows access to cutting-edge technologies and cores, a highly collaborative environment, awards and research forums to recognize outstanding post docs, continuous scientific symposia and lectures featuring leading researchers, a strong commitment to translational research, and a vibrant clinical research program housed in the world’s largest dedicated research hospital, the NIH Clinical Center.
Qualifications and Job Details
Required and Preferred Skills
- 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, flow cytometry 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.
This position is subject to a background investigation. The NIH is dedicated to building a diverse community in its training and employment programs.