Center for Cancer Research

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Post-doctoral Fellow - signaling, bioinformatics, stem cells

Job Description:

Position is with:

A postdoctoral research position is available at the National Cancer Institute in the lab of Dr. Ramiro Iglesias-Bartolome, Laboratory of Cellular and Molecular Biology (LCMB), Center for Cancer Research, starting October 2021. Our laboratory research focuses on elucidating the signaling mechanisms that control and drive tissue-specific stem cell self-renewal and differentiation and their connections to tumor initiation and growth using the skin as a model system. Qualified applicants will join ongoing studies on signaling events in epithelial stem cell fate decisions and cancer by using mouse and cell line models and single cell RNA-seq. The candidate will have access to state-of-the-art genomic, proteomic, and imaging technologies.

More information about the laboratory’s research and publications can be found at

Qualifications and Job Details:

  • Degree Required:
    • Ph.D. or equivalent
    • M.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


Postdoctoral applicants should have a doctoral degree within the last 2 years with a solid background in cell biology, molecular biology, or similar field.


Previous experience in mouse models, skin biology, cell signaling, cancer biology 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.

How to Apply:

  • CV/Resume
  • Statement of Research Goals
  • Two References
  • Cover Letter

Additional Application Information:

Submit a cover letter with a research statement indicating areas of expertise, CV, and contact information for 2 or more references.

Contact Name: Ramiro Iglesias-Bartolome

Contact Email:

For questions contact: Ramiro Iglesias-Bartolome ,

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