Post-doctoral Fellow - Signaling, skin, stem cells

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Job Description

A Postdoctoral research position is available at the National Cancer Institute (NCI), National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, USA, in the group of Dr. Ramiro Iglesias-Bartolome at the Laboratory of Cellular and Molecular Biology starting March 2023. 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. The project focuses on elucidating the role of G-protein-coupled receptors in epithelial stem cell fate decisions and cancer by using mouse and cell line models. 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
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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

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

Preferred Skills

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
  • 2 References
  • Cover Letter
Additional Application Information

Submit a cover letter with a research statement indicating areas of expertise, CV, and contact information for two or more references. Submit by email to Dr. Ramiro Iglesias-Bartolome at In the email subject please indicate “Postdoc application” to ensure proper attention.

Contact Information
Contact Name
Dr. Ramiro Iglesias-Bartolome
E-mail Address
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.