Postdoctoral Fellow - Immunology

Staff Name: 
Jennifer Clare Jones, M.D., Ph.D.
Laboratory of Pathology
Research Area Keywords: 

exosomes, nanobiology, immunology, mouse model

Position Description: 

An opportunity is available to work within the Translational Nanobiology Section, Laboratory of Pathology, Center for Cancer Research (CCR), National Cancer Institute (NCI). This is a postdoctoral fellow position to work as an integral member of the Translational Nanobiology Section. Our lab is developing a scalable, high-throughput, clinical pipeline to utilize extracellular vesicles as biomarkers. Extracellular vesicles range in diameter from 30-1000 nm, our laboratory therefore continues to utilize, test, and develop cutting-edge analysis equipment and assays. 

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.

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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Candidates should have a Ph.D or M.D, Ph.D. The project will focus on the effects of EVs on monocyte/macrophage differentiation, and utilize: RNAseq, high resolution / multiparametric flow cytometry, human samples, and mouse models. The candidate must have expertise in immune-oncology and at least 2 years’ experience using and maintaining mouse and tissue culture models. The candidate will have the opportunity to utilize and develop experience with cutting-edge equipment and assays.

The candidate will have excellent computer literacy skills, as all laboratory records are kept and maintained electronically. Strong verbal and written communication skills, organizational and time management skills are also necessary. This position will enable the successful applicant to contribute to the conceptualization of multiple high-impact studies, to design and carry out experiments independently, to perform data analysis, and to write manuscripts for publication.

Experience with and interest in designing and optimizing multicolor flow cytometry panels, performing ELISA assays, confocal microscopy, PCR, and sequencing is desirable.

Additional Information: 

The candidate will be encouraged to participate in national and international conferences and attend seminars and learning experiences in the laboratory.  The candidate will also have the ability to mentor summer interns and post-bacs.  Support for the candidate’s career development will be a priority for the full duration of the postdoctoral fellowship. 

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 contact laboratory manager Jason Savage at with subject line "Postdoctoral Fellow - Immunology".  Include: CV, contact information for 3 references, brief (1/2 page) statement of interest.

Contact Name: 
Jason Savage
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