Postdoctoral Fellows - virus, non-coding RNAs

Staff Name: 
Joseph M. Ziegelbauer, Ph.D.
HIV and AIDS Malignancy Branch
Research Area Keywords: 

virus, non-coding RNAs, microRNAs, circular RNAs

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 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 Viral Non-coding RNA Section is expanding and we are seeking to fill two new post-doctoral positions. We study the functions of viral microRNAs and circular RNAs in a tumorigenic virus in order to identify pathways instrumental to viral pathogenesis and potentially lead to discovery of novel antiviral and anti-tumor targets. Currently, we are studying the functional significance of a subset of these miRNA targets and circular RNAs. Some non-coding RNA functions of interest include: regulation of infection, immune evasion, cell cycle regulation, and apoptosis.

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Candidates must have or plan to have a Ph.D. and/or M.D. with excellent communication skills and cell culture experience. Post-graduate degrees must be obtained in the last five years. Those with experience with RNAi are desirable.

Additional Information: 

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How To Apply: 

Please send CV, brief statement of research experience/future interests and contact information for at least three references to Dr. Joseph Ziegelbauer in a single pdf to Please include "postdoc" in the email subject line.

Contact Name: 
Joseph Ziegelbauer
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