Postdoctoral Fellow - Epigenetics and transcription dysregulation in cancer

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Job Description

Our group is investigating the dysregulation of gene expression in cancer, mainly focusing on breast cancer and osteosarcoma. We primarily use p53 (wild type and mutant) and RUNX proteins as our models. The selected candidate will investigate the biological functions of recently discovered chromatin regulation in breast cancer and osteosarcoma. The ultimate goal is to develop novel therapeutic strategies to combat these cancer types. For recent publications from the lab, please go to the website: Jing Huang, Ph.D. | Center for Cancer Research

Qualifications and Job Details

Degree Required
Ph.D. or equivalent
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Appointment Type
Training Position (Starting stipend: $65,100, bonuses may apply)
Work Schedule
Full-time (In-Person)
US Citizenship not required - (ie, permanent resident, visa)

Required and Preferred Skills

Required Skills

We are looking for a highly self-motivated and inquisitive scientist to join our team. Candidates should possess the following qualifications:

  1. A strong background in molecular biology, cell biology, and epigenetic regulation.
  2. Proficiency in effective communication is a critical requirement.
  3. Experience in breast cancer or cancer biology in general is a plus.

Successful candidates are expected to attain a Ph.D. or equivalent degree within six months from the date of application or possess less than one year of postdoctoral experience at the time of application.

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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How to Apply
  • CV/Resume
  • 3 References
Additional Application Information

For the initial application, only the contact information of three referees is needed. 

Contact Information
Contact Name
Jing Huang
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DHHS, NIH and NCI are equal opportunity employers. The NCI and CCR are deeply committed to diversity of thought, equity and inclusion and encourage applications from qualified women, underrepresented minorities and individuals with disabilities.