Postdoctoral Fellow - RNA, Post-transcriptional regulation

Staff Name: 
Joana A. Vidigal, Ph.D.
Laboratory of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Research Area Keywords: 

Cancer, RNA, Post-transcriptional regulation

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. 

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 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Clinical Center.

A postdoctoral position is available in the laboratories of Drs. Joana Vidigal and Pedro Batista, located in the CCR, National Cancer Institute (NCI), NIH.

We are looking for people that share our enthusiasm for RNA biology and genetics. The candidate will lead a project to adapt CRISPR screens to dissect RNA post-transcriptional regulation. The NCI/NIH will provide funding and health insurance, though extramural fellowship applications will be strongly encouraged and supported.

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Experience Required: 

Applicants should possess a Ph.D. (or equivalent) and at least one first author peer-reviewed publication. The successful applicant should have mammalian cell culture experience and a strong background in molecular biology. Experience in RNA-Seq and CRISPR genome editing technologies is a plus, but not required.

Additional Information: 

More about Drs. Vidigal and Batista's labs may be found at and

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: 

Interested individuals should e-mail a cover letter, curriculum vitae, bibliography and contact information for 3 references addressed to:

Dr. Joana Vidigal, Investigator
Laboratory of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Center for Cancer Research, National Cancer Institute
37 Convent Drive
Bldg 37, Rm 6056
Bethesda, MD 20892 U.S.A.

Contact Name: 
Joana Vidigal
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