Postdoctoral Fellow - Immunology, Brain Cancer

Staff Name: 
Masaki Terabe, Ph.D.
Neuro-Oncology Branch
Research Area Keywords: 

Immunotherapy, Immunology, Brain Cancer

Position Description: 

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The Neuro-Oncology Branch (NOB), Center for Cancer Research (CCR), the National Cancer Institute (NCI), the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland is seeking outstanding and highly motivated postdoctoral fellow candidates for laboratory research on immunology of brain cancers.  The positions are in NOB's Basic Immunology group led by Masaki Terabe, Ph.D.  The goal of the laboratory is to develop novel immunotherapies for brain cancer patients.  The primary focus of the research program is on the roles of CD1d-restricted NKT cells and other T cells in the regulation of tumor immunity against brain cancer.  Candidates are expected to join a basic, translational, and collaborative research program.

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Successful candidates must have a Ph.D. and/or M.D. degree and less than four years of postdoctoral experience.  Proficiency in oral and written English is required.  Applicants with a strong background in brain biology/ neuroscience are encouraged to apply.  Immunology background is NOT required if the applicant has a strong interest in immunology.

Additional Information: 

Candidates may be U.S. citizens, resident aliens, or nonresident aliens.

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 curriculum vitae, statement of research interests and three letters of reference to the attention of Masaki Terabe, Ph.D., Investigator, Neuro-Oncology Branch, at

Contact Name: 
Masaki Terabe
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