Postdoctoral Fellow- breast cancer, Ubiquitin, RTKs

Staff Name: 
Stanley Lipkowitz, M.D., Ph.D.
Women's Malignancies Branch
Research Area Keywords: 

Cbl proteins, Ubiquitin, RTKs, Apoptosis, Mitochondria

Position Description: 

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The Lipkowitz lab in the Women's Malignancies Branch (WMB), Center for Cancer Research (CCR), National Cancer Institute (NCI) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is seeking outstanding postdoctoral candidates interested in studying signaling pathways regulating growth and cell death in breast cancer cells.  Our broad goal is to explore the molecular and cellular mechanisms that control the fate of breast cancer cells and exploit this knowledge to develop novel therapeutic approaches for breast cancer. This is a great opportunity for candidates who are interested in cancer biology. The lab has outstanding support of other established laboratories and core facilities in the NCI.

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Experience Required: 

Qualified candidates should have a Ph.D. in a biological science area or the equivalent background (M.D., M.B.B.S., etc.). A background and working knowledge in molecular and cellular biology is required. Familiarity is required with basic techniques including DNA/RNA isolation, cloning, cell culture techniques, plasmid and RNAi transfection, retroviral or lentiviral transfections, Western-blot, quantitative PCR, immunohistochemistry, and FACS sorting. Knowledge and/or experience in bioinformatics, biostatistics, mutation detection, microarray analysis, RNA-seq and other sequencing methodology, and is preferred. Previous research experience in cancer biology is advantageous, but not required.

Additional Information: 

Bethesda, located adjacent to Washington, D.C., is an urban core of Montgomery County, MD. Bethesda is one of the most affluent and highly educated communities in the United States. Living in Bethesda offers residents a suburban feel with a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. The public schools in Bethesda are highly rated.

How To Apply: 

Applicants should send their CV, cover letter and letters of recommendation directly to Dr. Stan Lipkowitz (

Contact Name: 
Stan Lipkowitz
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