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: 

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 immediately in the Surgical Oncology Program, NCI. We are seeking an independent and highly motivated postdoctoral fellow to work in the Neuro-Endocrine Cancer Diagnostics and Therapy Section lab with the Principal Investigator: Samira Sadowski, M.D.  The fellow will conduct preclinical laboratory research to complete the following research aims:

1) To identify effective diagnostic methods and treatments for rare and neglected endocrine cancers.

2) To develop study models and improve receptor targeted therapy, including novel drug delivery systems, in neuroendocrine cancers.

3) To study the molecular pathophysiology of aggressive endocrine cancer and to identify novel and effective targeted therapies for personalized prognostication and response monitoring in metastatic endocrine cancers.

The postdoctoral fellow will be working closely with intramural and extramural collaborators to accomplish these aims. The goal is to translate preclinical findings to clinical trials and improve tumor response, and ultimately patient outcome.

Endocrine oncology research at the NIH has been very successful because of the unique patient cohorts of rare endocrine cancers. The postdoctoral fellow will be mentored and supervised by Dr. Sadowski to complete their research goals and publications in the anticipated timeline.

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Experience Required: 

Candidates must have a Ph.D. and / or an M.D. degree and 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, will be detail oriented, and have the 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 Dr. Samira Sadowski at

Contact Name: 
Samira Sadowski
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