A fully-funded NIH intramural postbaccalaureate fellowship position in Dr. Steven Rosenberg's Laboratory is available immediately. The laboratory is a part of Center for Cancer Research (CCR), National Cancer Institute (NCI), located in Bethesda, Maryland, USA.
The primary focus of the Rosenberg Laboratory is to develop a cellular therapy for the treatment of advanced solid cancers. One of the main avenues is to identify patients' own immune cells that can target tumor mutations (also known as neoantigens) to ultimately develop personalized therapies for cancer patients. To accomplish this, we work to improve patient-derived T-cell culture methods and take advantage of state-of-the-art single cell RNA sequencing and multi-color flow cytometry. Applicants will be exposed to and participate in clinical trials and patient care first-hand and will work closely with clinicians and research scientists along with fellow trainees.
For more information, please contact Peter Kim (email@example.com) directly and check out https://ccr.cancer.gov/staff-directory/steven-a-rosenberg.
Qualifications and Job Details
Required and Preferred Skills
Basic cell culture skills are required.
Applicants should have a relevant background in immunology, cell biology, genetics, molecular biology or a related discipline.
An ideal candidate should possess strong self-motivation and organizational skills, along with prior experience in laboratory research.
Analytic skills for the techniques commonly used in Immunology research, including flow cytometry and ELISA, are desirable but not a pre-requisite.
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.
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