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Post-doctoral Fellow - RNA biology, translational control, biochemistry

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Job Description

Funded postdoctoral fellow positions are available in Dr. Colin Wu’s lab within the RNA Biology Laboratory, CCR, NCI, NIH in Frederick, MD. The major focus of the laboratory is to investigate the molecular mechanisms of translational regulation and non-canonical functions of the ribosome in mammalian systems.

Multiple projects are available: (1) developing and applying high-throughput sequencing approaches to characterize in vivo dynamics of the ribosome and RNA-binding proteins; (2) exploring non-canonical functions of the ribosome in signal transduction; (3) characterizing local translation-coupled RNA decay and protein quality control. The positions offer rigorous training opportunities in multiple disciplines to build a new high-impact research program. Visit our website for more information: https://ccr.cancer.gov/staff-directory/colin-wu.

Qualifications and Job Details

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

Required and Preferred Skills

Required Skills

Applicants must have research experience in RNA biology, cell biology, molecular biology, or bioinformatics.

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.

Frederick

Frederick is the second largest city in Maryland but retains a “small town” feel, surrounded by mountain views with a vibrant Main Street community. The city offers outstanding schools, a balanced and thriving economy and a highly educated workforce.

How to Apply
Submit:
  • CV/Resume
  • 3 References
  • Cover Letter
Contact Information
Contact Name
Colin Wu
E-mail Address
colin.wu2@nih.gov
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.