Post-doctoral Fellow - Sphingolipid & Phospholipid Signaling in Mammals

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Job Description

The Sphingolipid and Phospholipid Signaling Section, Jairaj K. Acharya, MBBS, Ph.D, Head, and the Cancer and Developmental Biology Laboratory, CCR, NCI, has an immediate opening for a postdoctoral position to study in vivo impact of sphingolipid metabolic enzymes in hematologic malignancies and organ function using a combination of genetic, molecular, biochemical and cell biological methodologies in mouse model systems.

With nation-wide responsibility for improving the health and well-being of all American citizens, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services oversees the biomedical research programs of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and those of its 27 Institutes and Centers.

The NCI, a major NIH research component, leads the nation’s research efforts to improve cancer prevention, detection, diagnosis and survivorship.  NCI strives to attract, train and retrain the best minds to become the next generation of cancer researchers by providing outstanding environments for researchers to train and conduct basic research, and supporting training for individuals from backgrounds underrepresented in the biomedical sciences to achieve and sustain a diverse workforce.

Qualifications and Job Details

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

Required and Preferred Skills

Required Skills

A strong background in using mouse and mammalian systems is preferable.

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 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
  • CV/Resume
  • Three References
Additional Application Information

This position is subject to a background investigation. Qualifying International applicants are issued a U.S. J-1 Visa from the NIH Division of International Services Branch.

Contact Information
Contact Name
Jairaj K. Acharya, MBBS, Ph.D.
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.