Center for Cancer Research

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Post-doctoral Fellow - pancreatic cancer, GWAS, genomics

Job Description:

Position is with:

A postdoctoral position is available at the Center for Cancer Research, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, to lead a collaborative project between Drs. Efsun Arda and Laufey Amundadottir. Our research is focused on understanding the molecular basis of pancreatic cancer risk using genetic and epigenomic approaches. We are seeking candidates interested in genomics, human genetics, chromatin, developmental and cell biology, statistics, and bioinformatics. The candidate will be mentored by both groups. We provide a highly interdisciplinary, collaborative environment and strive to help our trainees develop rigorous analytical skills to prepare them for independent careers in science. Drs. Arda and Amundadottir are committed to increasing diversity, equity and inclusion in cancer research.

This position will be supported by a competitive intramural Center for Cancer Research - Division of Cancer Epidemiology fellowship.

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


The candidate must have received a Ph.D. and/or an M.D. degree in the last 5 years.

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
  • Summary of Research Experience

Contact Name: Efsun Arda

Contact Email:

For questions contact: Laufey Amundadottir,

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