Staff Scientist - Gene Regulation

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Job Description

The Center for Cancer Research (CCR) at the National Cancer Institute (NCI) invites applications for a Staff Scientist position in the Cell Biology of Genomes Group (CBGE), Laboratory of Receptor Biology and Gene Expression (LRBGE). The CBGE studies multiple aspects of genome organization and function including in cancer and aging, including stochastic gene bursting. For more information visit our webpage. The successful candidate will hold a Ph.D. degree in genetics, molecular biology, biochemistry, or cell biology and must have at least five years of post-doctoral experience.

The duties of the Staff Scientist will include oversight and execution of CBGE projects related to the study of gene bursting. The Staff Scientist will also mentor and oversee the work of junior laboratory members. The successful candidate is expected to be self-motivated and to demonstrate the willingness and ability of independently develop advanced research projects.

Qualifications and Job Details

Degree Required
Ph.D. or equivalent
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Appointment Type
Government Position (Salary commensurate with experience)
Work Schedule
Full-time (In-Person)
US Citizenship not required - (ie, permanent resident, visa)

Required and Preferred Skills

Required Skills

Qualified candidates must have a strong background and extensive experience in molecular biology, biochemistry and in high-throughput imaging and genome engineering using CRISPR-based approaches. The ideal candidate will also have experience, and have made contributions, to the study of stochastic gene expression. The duties of the Staff Scientist will include oversight and execution of CBGE projects related to the study of gene bursting. 

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
  • Cover Letter
Additional Application Information

Selection for this position will be based solely on merit, with no discrimination for non-merit reasons such as race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, political affiliation, marital status, disability, age, or membership or non-membership in an employee organization. NIH encourages the application and nomination of qualified women, minorities, and individuals with disabilities. NIH provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you require reasonable accommodation during any part of the application and hiring process, please notify us. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. The NIH is dedicated to building a diverse community in its training and employment programs. Salary is commensurate with education and experience. A full benefits package is available, including retirement, health insurance, life insurance, long-term care insurance, annual and sick leave, and Thrift Savings Plan (401k equivalent). Candidates may be U.S. citizens, U.S. permanent residents, or eligible for a visa that will enable work in the United States. This position is subject to a background investigation.

Interested individuals should send a brief cover letter, a curriculum vitae and bibliography, a brief summary of research interests and accomplishments, scientific experience, and the names and addresses of three references to: Lucia Croce, Administrative Officer (


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Lucia Croce
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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.