Postdoctoral Fellow- Liver Cancer, Metabolism

Staff Name: 
Natalie Porat-Shliom, Ph.D.
Thoracic and GI Malignancies Branch
Research Area Keywords: 

Cancer Cell Biology, Imaging, Metabolism

Position Description: 

A postdoctoral fellowship position is available in the laboratory of Natalie Porat-Shliom Ph.D, within the Center for Cancer Research (CCR) of the National Cancer Institute (NCI), National Institutes of Health (NIH), in Bethesda, Maryland. Candidates are sought to join a basic and translational research program focused on hepatocytes cell biology and liver cancer. Our lab is part of the NCI, which is embedded in the vibrant research community of the NIH’s main campus in Bethesda, Maryland.

Our major goal is to identify alterations in cellular metabolism pathways in cancer cells. For this, we apply intravital microscopy, the study of cellular processes in live, anesthetized rodents (Porat-Shliom et al. 2019, Porat-Shliom et al 2016) with a particular focus on the liver. Specifically, we combine gene delivery, mouse genetics and light microscopy techniques to investigate tumor metabolism and the interactions between the tumor cells with the microenvironment. A benefit of this position is the opportunity to learn state-of-the-art light microscopy imaging techniques.

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Experience Required: 

Creative and highly motivated candidates with Ph.D. or MD/Ph.D., previous track record of successful research and strong verbal skills. Candidates with background in cancer cell biology, imaging, bioengineering and/or chemistry are encouraged to apply. Prior animal work experience is a plus. Salary is commensurate with research experience and accomplishments. Foreign applicants will need to qualify for a J-1 visa or have permanent US residency status. Proficiency in oral and written English is required.

How To Apply: 

Please submit your CV, bibliography, a brief statement of research interests, and the names of 3 references to:

Natalie Porat-Shliom, Ph.D.
Head, Cell Biology and Imaging Section
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Building 10, Room 12C207
Bethesda, MD 20892

Contact Name: 
Natalie Porat-Shliom
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