Postdoctoral Fellow - Cancer Metastasis, Immunology

Staff Name: 
Li Yang, Ph.D.
Laboratory of Cancer Biology and Genetics
Research Area Keywords: 

cancer metastasis, immunology, molecular biology

Position Description: 

The postdoctoral fellow will focus on the molecular mechanisms underlying the interplay of tumor and host in the metastatic process and identifying critical molecular mediators for therapeutic target. The postdoc will utilize a multi-disciplinary approach combining molecular, biochemical, and cellular as well as immunology techniques to understand how tumor microenvironment contributes to tumor metastasis.

The Center for Cancer Research (CCR) is working to solve the most pressing problems in the field through basic, translational and clinical cancer research to create the cancer medicines of tomorrow and is dedicated to preparing the next generation of cancer researchers. Read more about CCR, the benefits of working at CCR and hear from our staff on their CCR experiences.

The NCI CCR is dedicated to preparing the next generation of cancer researchers and offers a training environment that is second-to-none in quality of science and mentoring by outstanding principal investigators, including nine members of the National Academy of Science and eight members of the National Academy of Medicine. CCR offers fellows access to cutting-edge technologies and cores, a highly collaborative environment, awards and research forums to recognize outstanding post docs, continuous scientific symposia and lectures featuring leading researchers, a strong commitment to translational research, and a vibrant clinical research program housed in the world’s largest dedicated research hospital, the NIH Clinical Center. ​

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Experience Required: 

Interested candidates must have a Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. within the past five years in immunology, molecular biology, and cancer biology. Individuals with high motivation and good logical/analytic skills are encouraged to apply. A good publication record and communication skills are required.  Experience in the inflammatory and immune response is a plus.

Additional Information: 

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How To Apply: 

To apply, please send a cover letter, a CV with bibliography, a brief description of research experience and interests, and contact information for 3 references to

Contact Name: 
Li Yang
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