Postdoctoral Fellow - genomics, pancreas, chromatin

Staff Name: 
H. Efsun Arda, Ph.D.
Laboratory of Receptor Biology and Gene Expression
Research Area Keywords: 

genomics, pancreas, chromatin

Position Description: 

A postdoctoral position is available in Dr. Efsun Arda’s Developmental Genomics Group within the Laboratory of Receptor Biology and Gene Expression Branch at the Center for Cancer Research (CCR), National Cancer Institute (NCI), National Institutes of Health (NIH). Our research is focused on understanding the regulatory networks that govern pancreas cell identity and function in the context of diabetes and cancer. The group is highly interdisciplinary and uses state-of-the-art technologies to address outstanding questions in human pancreas biology. The appointment is renewed annually upon performance evaluation for a maximum of five years. The candidate will be fully funded by a competitive intramural CCR fellowship. Other fellowship opportunities outside NIH are also available and applications will be supported. CCR provides a highly collaborative, enabling environment for research fellows with more than 40 core facilities ranging from bioinformatics and computing, chemistry and structural biology, flow cytometry, genomics, imaging and microscopy, pharmacology, proteomics and single cell analysis.

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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Applicants must have received a Ph.D. and/or an M.D. degree. We are seeking to recruit both basic and translational research-oriented candidates with a strong background in one or more of the following fields: Genomics, Chromatin, Developmental and Cell Biology, Biostatistics, Systems Biology.

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: 

Please send a detailed CV, a statement describing research interests and career goals, and three letters of reference to:

Dr. Efsun Arda
Laboratory of Receptor Biology and Gene Expression
Center for Cancer Research, National Cancer Institute
Bethesda, MD 20892 United States

Contact Name: 
Efsun Arda
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