Postdoctoral Fellow - epigenetics, development

Staff Name: 
Carol J. Thiele, Ph.D.
Pediatric Oncology Branch
Research Area Keywords: 

epigenetics, development, neural crest, cancer biology

Position Description: 

A post-doctoral position is available in the Cell & Molecular Biology Section to study mechanisms of epigenetic dysregulation in pediatric neuroectodermal tumors. The broad goal of the laboratory is to study mechanisms of differentiation and how they are dysregulated in embryonal cancers with an eye towards developing novel therapeutic strategies based on an understanding of tumor biology. Current projects are mechanisms of regulation of EZH2 in neuroblastoma, mESC reprogramming by tumor suppressors, mechanisms of retinoid regulation of super-enhancers and mechanisms of MYCN-directed epigenetic dysregulation in pediatric tumors.

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Candidates must have a Ph.D. or equivalent and no more than 3 years of post-doctoral experience. Individuals with a strong background in chromatin biology are encouraged to apply. Experience in genome-wide assays, bioinformatics or deep sequencing is an additional asset. Qualified candidates should have strong communication skills and a demonstrated record of scientific achievement through peer-reviewed publications. Successful, well-motivated candidates will join a multi-disciplinary team of researchers working in a basic/clinical translation environment.

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: 

Interested individuals should send a two-page statement of research interests, a curriculum vitae and bibliography and 3 references to Dr. Carol Thiele at

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