Postdoctoral Fellow- Molecular oncology

Staff Name: 
Frederic G. Barr, M.D., Ph.D.
Laboratory of Pathology
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Molecular oncology

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 Cancer Molecular Pathology section headed by Frederic G. Barr, MD PhD, in the Laboratory of Pathology, CCR, NCI, Bethesda, MD. This research laboratory uses a multidisciplinary approach involving genomics and bioinformatics along with cell culture and animal models to study recurrent genetic and epigenetic alterations in cancer. By focusing on specific cancer types, such as the rhabdomyosarcoma family of myogenic soft tissue cancers, this research laboratory is investigating the molecular basis and biological consequences of chromosomal translocations, amplification events, and methylation changes in these cancers. In addition, the section works closely with clinicians to investigate the utility of these recurrent changes as biomarkers for diagnosis and management.

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Interested candidates must have a doctoral degree with less than five years of relevant postdoctoral experience, and have a background in molecular biology, cell biology, biochemistry, genetics, or a related discipline.

Additional Information: 

Bethesda is located adjacent to Washington, D.C. and is an urban core of Montgomery County, MD. Bethesda is one of the most affluent and highly educated communities in the United States. It is a vibrant town, and a destination for shopping, dining and artistic and cultural events.

How To Apply: 

To apply, candidates should send CV including list of publications, cover letter, and names/contact information of three references to Frederic G. Barr, MD PhD at

Contact Name: 
Frederic Barr
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