Postdoctoral Fellow - HIV, retrovirus, retroviral assembly

Staff Name: 
Wei-Shau Hu, Ph.D.
HIV Dynamics and Replication Program
Research Area Keywords: 

HIV, retrovirus, retroviral assembly & reverse transcription

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 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.

A postdoctoral position is available in the Viral Recombination Section (VRS), HIV Dynamics and Replication Program, CCR.  The VRS studies retroviral replication using human immunodeficiency viruses and other retroviruses, with a particular emphasis on the mechanisms of viral RNA biology, specific RNA packaging, virus assembly, and HIV replication.  Molecular tools and advanced imaging approaches are used to dissect various aspects of viral replication mechanisms.  A more complete description of the projects can be found at

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Applicants must have a Ph.D. and/or an M.D. and have less than 5 years of postdoctoral experience.  Interested candidates must have a strong background in molecular biology, biochemistry, cell biology, and/or virology.  Applicants may be U.S. citizens or permanent residents; for a visiting fellowship, visa requirements apply.  An NIH-provided background investigation is required.  Postdoctoral trainees will receive a stipend commensurate with their experience, and benefits include an FAES health insurance plan for fellow and qualifying family.  This is a time-limited, renewable appointment.

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: 

To apply, send a cover letter, CV including bibliography, and contact information for three references to the following address:

Dr. Wei-Shau Hu
Viral Recombination Section
HIV Dynamics and Replication Program
National Cancer Institute
P.O. Box B, Building 535, Room 336
Frederick, MD 21702-1201

Contact Name: 
Wei-Shau Hu
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