Postdoctoral Fellow - cell biology, neuroscience

Staff Name: 
Lino Tessarollo, Ph.D.
Mouse Cancer Genetics Program
Research Area Keywords: 

cell biology, developmental biology, neuroscience

Position Description: 

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 Center for Cancer Research (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.

The Neural Development Section (NDS), headed by Dr. Lino Tessarollo, has an open post-doctoral position. The candidate should have a background in neurobiology and/or physiology and basic expertise in molecular biology, cell biology, immunoistochemistry and biochemistry.  Experience in neuroanatomy and imaging is desired. The NDS study the biology of neurotrophin and Trk receptors function by using both in vitro and in vivo approaches. Our group makes extensive use of engineered mouse models and cell culture models. The current research emphasis is on understanding the molecular mechanisms underlying Trk receptors physiological functions. In addition, we are attempting to identify new signaling pathways activated by truncated Trk receptors. 

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Experience Required: 

Applicants must have a Ph.D. and/or M.D. or equivalent degree. We are looking for a candidate with strong interest in all aspects of cell signaling and exceptional motivation for academic research. Only outstanding applicants with proven expertise in molecular biology/biochemistry/cell biology and less than 1 year postdoctoral experience will be considered for this position. Good oral and written communication skills are required.

Additional Information: 

This position is located at CCR’s campus in Frederick, Maryland.  Frederick is the second largest city in Maryland but retains a “small town” feel, surrounded by mountain views, wineries, orchards and a vibrant Main Street community.  It is less than an hour’s drive from the NIH main campus as well as the Appalachian Trail, Washington, D.C., Baltimore, and Gettysburg. The city offers many outstanding schools, a balanced and thriving economy and a highly educated workforce.

How To Apply: 

Applications, sent by e-mail to, should consist of a cover letter describing research experience and interests, curriculum vitae, bibliography, and contact information for three references (including the current supervisor).

Contact Name: 
Lino Tessarollo
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