Postdoctoral Fellow - neuroendocrine tumor, targeted therapy

Staff Name: 
Samira M. Sadowski, M.D.
Surgical Oncology Program
Research Area Keywords: 

neuroendocrine tumor, targeted therapy 

Position Description: 

A fully funded postdoctoral position is available immediately in the Surgical Oncology Program, CCR, NCI. We are seeking an independent and highly motivated postdoctoral fellow to work in the Neuro-Endocrine Cancer Diagnostics and Therapy Section with Principal Investigator, Samira Sadowski M.D.  The goals of our laboratory program are to study the molecular pathophysiology and epigenetic regulation of aggressive endocrine cancer and to identify novel and effective targeted therapies for personalized imaging and treatment of metastatic endocrine cancers.

Applicants will gain experience in patient-derived organoid culture techniques, animal models, cancer genomics and preclinical imaging development. Endocrine oncology at NIH encompasses unique patient cohorts of rare endocrine cancers, and our multi-disciplinary program has the capacity to translate preclinical findings into clinical trials, with the purpose of improving patient outcomes.

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.

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Experience Required: 

Candidates must have a Ph.D. and / or an M.D. degree, with less than 3 years of postdoctoral experience. Experience in the endocrine field is desirable but not mandatory. The ideal candidate should have a strong background in genetics/genomics, tissue culture, and molecular biology, as demonstrated by a strong publication record. S/he will have strong communication, organizational, and time management skills, is detail oriented, and with an ability to work independently as well as collaborate as a team member.

Additional Information: 

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 your personal statement, CV, research interest, and 3 letters of reference to Ms. Joanna Lamot at or Dr. Samira Sadowski at

Contact Name: 
Joanna Lamot
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