Staff Scientist - Chromosome Biology, Telomeres

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Job Description

One staff scientist position is available immediately. The Staff Scientist will support and enhance the current capabilities of the Telomere Biology Unit investigators who use molecular biology and functional genomics to identify telomere associated factors and probe their role in genome stability and tumor progression. The individual will also be involved in mentoring new recruits in the lab and will help coordinate ongoing projects. The Staff Scientist will develop new areas of research and should be able to master telomere-specific assays such as: telomere length measurements, telomerase activity, C-circle assays, telomeric FISH and CO-FISH, must be familiar with CRISPR/CAS9 gene editing, and genome wide CRISPR/Cas9 screens.

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Qualifications and Job Details

Degree Required
Ph.D. or equivalent
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Government Position (Salary commensurate with experience)
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US Citizenship not required - (ie, permanent resident, visa)

Required and Preferred Skills

Required Skills

Qualified candidates should have: a Ph.D., ample expertise in the field of telomere biology, strong background in biochemistry, molecular and cell biology, familiarity with functional genomics. Demonstrated proficiency in these fields of research should be evidenced by relevant publications in peer-reviewed journals.

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.


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How to Apply
  • CV/Resume
  • 3 References
  • Cover Letter
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Eros Lazzerini Denchi
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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.