Postdoctoral Fellow- Ras, CRISPR

Staff Name: 
Ji Luo, Ph.D.
Laboratory of Cancer Biology and Genetics
Research Area Keywords: 

Ras, CRISPR, Synthetic Lethality, Signaling

Position Description: 

We are recruiting a postdoctoral fellow to join Dr. Luo’s laboratory at the National Cancer Institute in Bethesda, Maryland. The fellow will join a dynamic team of scientists to investigate the biology of cancer cells driven by mutation in the KRAS oncogene. Projects will focus on understanding the mechanisms of oncogene and non-oncogene addiction in KRAS mutant cells. The fellow will utilize a wide range of approaches including CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing, 3D tumor spheroid and organoid culture, high-throughput omics, chemical biology and mouse genetics to dissect functional dependency and synthetic lethality KRAS mutant cancer cells, with the ultimate goal of identifying new therapeutic strategies for the treatment of KRAS mutant cancer. 

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Experience Required: 

Eligible candidate must hold a Ph.D. degree and have less than 2 years postdoctoral research experience.  Candidate should have a strong background in molecular biology, genetics and/or biochemistry that are related to cancer research.  Experience with RNAi, CRISPR/Cas9, and functional genomics is desirable. Candidate should have a track record of publication in peer-reviewed journals and possess strong communication skills.

How To Apply: 

Candidates should e-mail CV and contact information for 3 references to Dr. Luo at

Contact Name: 
Ji Luo
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