A Postbaccalaureate researcher position is available in the Functional and Translational Genomics section headed by Dr. Rouf Banday in the Genitourinary Malignancies Branch at the Center for Cancer Research (CCR), National Cancer Institute (NCI), National Institutes of Health (NIH). The research in Dr. Banday’s Lab focuses on bladder cancer. The overarching aim of the research is to identify novel drug targets, explore ways to improve the efficacy and expand the utility of existing therapeutic agents for the treatment of bladder cancer. Specifically, to explore biological mechanisms underlying genetic alterations that cause, facilitate, and enhance tumorigenesis and confer resistance to immune and chemo-based therapies. The research projects will involve using a combination of molecular biology, cell biology, genome editing, tumor genomics/transcriptomics/epigenomics, mouse genetics, and computational tools to address pressing questions in cancer biology.
Our laboratory is committed to representing an exciting and highly diverse group of scientists from various backgrounds and biological training. Candidates should be self-motivated, driven, and thorough, ability to multitask, think independently, and work in a highly creative and interactive environment. Together with our collaborators at CCR NCI, we expect to take basic science discoveries to the bedside and contribute to integrating precision medicine into clinical practice.
Postbaccalaureate fellows typically start working with a senior lab member and get trained in various methods. They are expected to mature as independently thinking scientists, be able to troubleshoot and design experiments, take ownership of their project/s, and commit to the success of their project goals, including writing manuscripts.
Qualifications and Job Details
Required and Preferred Skills
- BSc or MSc (or equivalent degree) in biology, genetics, genomics, molecular biology, biochemistry, immunology, or related field
- Ability to conduct research and work cooperatively with other scientists
- Good communication skills
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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