Postdoctoral Fellows - Immuno-oncology, neuroendocrine cancers, small cell lung cancer

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Job Description

Multiple postdoctoral research positions are available immediately in the laboratory of Dr. Nitin Roper, a recently appointed tenure-track investigator, within the Developmental Therapeutics Branch, Center for Cancer Research, National Cancer Institute. The laboratory is located on the NIH main campus in Bethesda, Maryland.

The Roper laboratory is focused on studying neuroendocrine tumors, particularly small cell lung cancer. The laboratory is engaged in translational research aimed at understanding the relationship between Notch signaling and immunologic, epigenetic, and molecular aspects of neuroendocrine tumors. We use multipronged experimental approaches, including in vivo approaches, to address clinically relevant research questions. In particular, the laboratory seeks to develop new immuno-oncology focused therapeutic strategies for these cancers.

The Developmental Therapeutics Branch offers a highly collaborative and interactive research environment with opportunities available to interact with members of a multidisciplinary research community. We are committed to creating an inclusive research environment and to supporting the successful research careers of all trainees.

Qualifications and Job Details

Degree Required
Ph.D. or equivalent
Job Location
Appointment Type
Training Position (Stipend commensurate with experience)
Work Schedule
US Citizenship not required - (ie, permanent resident, visa)

Required and Preferred Skills

Required Skills

Interested postdoctoral candidates must have a Ph.D., a strong publication record, and previous experience in cancer biology, immunology, or molecular biology.

Preferred Skills

Previous experience with syngeneic or other mouse models would be preferred. 

About the NCI Center for Cancer Research

The Center for Cancer Research (CCR) is home to nearly 250 basic and clinical research groups located on two campuses just outside of Washington, D.C. CCR is part of the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and makes up the largest component of the research effort at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Centrally supported by long-term funding and a culture of complete intellectual freedom, CCR scientists are able to pursue the most important and challenging problems in cancer research. We collaborate with academic and commercial partners and advocacy groups across the world in efforts to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer and HIV/AIDS. The CCR research portfolio covers the full spectrum of biological and biomedical research. Our work ranges from basic to translational and clinical, and our clinical trials are conducted in the NIH Clinical Center, the world’s largest hospital dedicated to clinical research that offers a robust infrastructure to support CCR’s patients on an estimated 250 open studies. The success of CCR is grounded in an exceptionally strong discovery research program that provides the foundation for the seamless translation of insights from bench to bedside. Read more about CCR, the benefits of working at CCR and hear from our staff on their CCR experiences.


Bethesda is one of the most highly educated communities in the United States and has a nationally renowned school system. The city is a thriving suburban center close to Washington, D.C., and home to many restaurants, retailers and a flourishing arts and entertainment district.

How to Apply
  • CV/Resume
  • Statement of Research Goals
  • 3 References
  • Cover Letter
  • Summary of Research Experience
Contact Information
Contact Name
Nitin Roper
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DHHS, NIH and NCI are equal opportunity employers. The NCI and CCR are deeply committed to diversity of thought, equity and inclusion and encourage applications from qualified women, underrepresented minorities and individuals with disabilities.