Staff Scientist - breast cancer, metastasis, brain metastasis

Staff Name: 
Patricia S. Steeg, Ph.D.
Lab/Branch/Program: 
Women's Malignancies Branch
Location: 
Bethesda
Research Area Keywords: 

breast cancer, metastasis, brain metastasis

Position Description: 

A Staff Scientist position is available in the Women’s Malignancies Branch (WMB), Center for Cancer Research (CCR), National Cancer Institute (NCI), National Institutes of Health (NIH).

The Women’s Malignancies Branch conducts basic, translational and clinical research on the mechanisms of cancer with emphasis on breast and gynecological malignancies.

We are seeking a Staff Scientist in the Women’s Malignancies Branch to contribute to our mission of performing basic and translational research to include the molecular pathophysiology of breast cancer metastasis. The Staff Scientist will work with the Principal Investigator, Patricia S. Steeg, Ph.D., in the Women’s Malignancies Branch, CCR, NCI.  The selected candidate will manage and oversee laboratory research to complete the research aims to fulfill the mission of the National Cancer Institute. In addition, our group focuses on the NME metastasis suppressor gene and its role in suppressing lung metastasis. The group works on brain metastases of breast cancer and the development of in vitro assays to predict the pathophysiology of brain metastases. The Staff Scientist will work closely with intramural and extramural collaborators to identify effective novel therapeutic options and study the mechanism of action to further improve efficacy. The goal is to translate preclinical findings to clinical trials and improve tumor response and, ultimately, patient outcome. Finally, the Staff Scientist will assist Dr. Steeg in mentoring research trainees (students and fellows) to complete their research goals and publications.

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. 

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

The ideal candidate will hold a Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent doctoral degree with an extensive experience in breast cancer metastasis biology, biochemistry and molecular biology. A strong relevant publication record and a proven record of independent research and mentorship abilities are required. A background and working knowledge of molecular and cellular cancer biology, tumor metastasis and animal models is required.

The Steeg laboratory in the Women's Malignancies Branch (WMB), Center for Cancer Research (CCR), National Cancer Institute (NCI), National Institutes of Health (NIH), requires a full-time Staff Scientist with experience in a variety of applications.  Our experimental work both generates large data sets and requires the parallel analysis of existing publicly available data sets to address questions of contemporary translational importance and to draw accurate conclusions.  We focus primarily on the NME metastasis suppressor gene and its role in suppressing lung metastasis as well as brain metastases of breast cancer and the development of in vitro assays to predict the pathophysiology of brain metastases, we require an individual with a range of experience.  The expertise required is beyond the training of molecular biology fellows and requires extensive experience in cancer biology as well as an understanding of biological concepts.

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 cover letter, CV including bibliography, statement of research interest and a list of 3 references to:

Josselyn White
10 Center Drive, Room 4B54
Bethesda, MD 20892
Email: josselyn.white@nih.gov

Contact Name: 
Josselyn White
Contact E-mail: 

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