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Post-doctoral Fellow - Tumor immunology, liver cancer

Job Description:

Position is with:

A postdoctoral fellowship position is available in the area of tumor immunology/cancer biology. The position is in the laboratory of Tim F. Greten, MD, Senior Investigator, Deputy Branch Chief and Co-Director of the NCI-CCR Liver Cancer Program within the Center for Cancer Research (CCR) of the National Cancer Institute (NCI), National Institutes of Health (NIH), in Bethesda, Maryland. Candidates are sought to join a basic and translational, collaborative research program focused on liver cancer and immunology research.

Research focus

Our studies focus on immune-tumor cell interaction in the liver environment. Our research covers a wide area from tumor microenvironment, immune cells, liver cancer, metabolomics, microbiome to anti-tumor immunity and CAR T cell studies. We conduct research in complex animal models, use patient derived material, are very collaborative and use modern technologies including single cell RNA-seq analysis, multiplex imaging analysis and in vivo imaging. Please see our recent publication in Science (Ma et al., (2018) Science 360:eaan5931), Nature (Ma et al, (2016) Nature 531:253) and Cancer Cell (Eggert et al. (2016) Cancer Cell 30:533). Please visit our website for more details:

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


We are looking for highly motivated candidates with a strong publication record, who are capable of independent reasoning and excited about learning new technologies. Applicants must have a Ph.D. or M.D. degree and less than four years of postdoctoral experience. Foreign applicants will need to qualify for a J-1 visa or have permanent US residency status. Proficiency in oral and written English is required. Applicants with a strong background in immunology, cancer cell biology or molecular biology, cellular cancer biology and bioinformatics are encouraged to apply. Underrepresented minorities are especially encouraged to apply. Please note we can only accept applicants with less than 4 years of post-doctoral experience.

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
  • Three References

Additional Application Information:

Interested candidates should send a curriculum vitae, statement of research background and interest, and names and contact information for three references to Dr. Tim Greten.

Contact Name: Tim Greten

Contact Email:

For questions contact: Tim Greten,

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