Postdoctoral Fellows - cancer imaging

Staff Name: 
Freddy E. Escorcia, M.D., Ph.D.
Molecular Imaging Program
Research Area Keywords: 

cancer imaging, molecular radiotherapy 

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 Center for Cancer Research (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. ​

The Laboratory of Molecular Radiotherapy in the Molecular Imaging Program at the National Cancer Institute seeks creative, motivated postdoctoral fellows interested in working at the interface of diagnostics and therapy of human cancers using radiopharmaceuticals.

Our work spans tumor-specific target identification, engineering proteins to targets of interest, leveraging molecular biology and chemistry to generate novel tumor-targeted imaging and therapeutic probes, and subsequent evaluation of engineered probes in vitro and in vivo.

Given the multidisciplinary nature of our work, the Molecular Imaging Program includes (radio)chemists, physicists, biologists and clinician scientists, and presents a unique opportunity to translate successful imaging and therapeutic agents into clinical trials in the NCI.


Multiple Positions Available: 
C.V. Required: 
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Experience Required: 

Applicants must have a Ph.D. or M.D. with considerable laboratory experience and prior scientific publications. Prior experience with molecular biology (cloning, protein expression/purification), in vitro binding assays, in vivo biodistributions, experience with tumor models of cancer and their treatment required. Imaging experience with MRI, PET and CT a plus.

Must be willing to work with animals, radioactivity and have prior skills with in vitro assays, cell culture and autoradiography.

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: 

To apply send a brief letter of interest, CV and the list of 3 references (with complete address) to Dr. Freddy E Escorcia ( Please write: “Postdoctoral application” in the subject heading. Fellows with extramural fellowship applications are strongly encouraged to apply. 

Contact Name: 
Freddy Escorcia
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