A post-doctoral position is available in the laboratory of Avinash Bhandoola at the National Cancer Institute. The laboratory studies the development of T cells, innate lymphocytes, and thymic epithelial cells. New cellular intermediates in the development of innate lymphocytes were recently described by Dr. Bhandoola’s lab, and we wish to evaluate the role of specific transcription factors in this process. Other work in the laboratory studies regulation of thymus growth, and is focused on identifying new types of thymic epithelial cells and transcription factors important for their function.
The laboratory is adjacent to the laboratories of Andre Nussenzweig, Eros Lazzerini Denchi, and Sergio Ruiz, and the four laboratories together are an outstanding training and research environment.
Qualifications and Job Details
Required and Preferred Skills
A PhD in immunology or similar field within the past year is required. The candidate must be committed to acquiring expertise in molecular biology and bioinformatics.
About the NCI Center for Cancer Research
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