Postdoctoral Fellow

Lab/Branch/Program: 
Neuro-Oncology Branch
Location: 
Bethesda
Research Area Keywords: 

cancer biology, cellular, molecular 

Position Description: 

The Neuro-Oncology Branch (NOB), Center for Cancer Research (CCR), National Cancer Institute (NCI) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is seeking a highly-motivated and outstanding postdoctoral candidate interested in studying glioma tumor biology and drug development for the management of glioblastoma in its Translational Research Program.  The mission of NOB's Translational Research Program is to develop hypothesis-driven laboratory projects, leading to testing in preclinical models and ultimately developing clinical trials based on these preclinical studies to determine predictors and mechanisms of treatment responses or resistance.  The ideal candidate is expected to take an active role in designing and implementing preclinical experiments in investigating the glioma tumor biology and drug development for the management of glioblastoma and its microenvironment.

Number of Positions: 
1
C.V. Required: 
Yes
Number of References Required: 
3
Experience Required: 

Successful candidates should:

  • Have a PhD and or MD/PhD and preferably be a recent graduate.
  • Have a background in Cancer Biology/Molecular and Cellular Biology.
  • Have passion for translational brain tumor research; excellent interpersonal and communicational skills; ability to work professionally with scientific collaborators; meticulous attention to details and the ability to take a mature, poised, and logical approach to the daily work.
  • Think critically, as well as design, perform and interpret data independently.
  • Be willing to work flexible hours to make efficient progress.
  • Have skills and experience in molecular cancer biology laboratory techniques, including but not limited to mammalian cell culture, cell-based assays, gene cloning, PCR, Western blotting, IHC and in vivo mouse tumor model development, etc.
  • Be able to write manuscripts and present at scientific conferences.
Additional Information: 

Candidates may be U.S. citizens, resident aliens, or nonresident aliens. 

How To Apply: 

Please email curriculum vitae, statement of research interests, and three letters of reference to Dr. Jing Wu.

Contact Name: 
Jing Wu
Contact E-mail: 

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