Staff Scientist - neuro-oncology, brain tumor
neuro-oncology, brain tumor, cancer molecular biology
The Neuro-Oncology Branch (NOB), a trans-institute program of the National Cancer Institute and the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke in the National Institutes of Health is seeking an outstanding candidate to work in its exciting translational, interdisciplinary research team. This position emphasizes the development of hypothesis-driven translational projects that interrogate the role of immunologic fitness, tumor type, tumor grade, and treatment history in response to immune therapy. These studies are integral to the global efforts in precision medicine approaches for malignant primary brain tumors. The ongoing Precision Medicine Program in NOB is translating the results from state of the art computational analyses into preclinical testing using the available human brain tumor models in NOB. These studies are the prelude to innovative clinical trials that will test these novel targets including synthetic lethality. The successful applicant will identify relevant targets for treatment that will inform the preclinical testing that will be involved in preclinical and translational projects to understand the mechanisms behind a successful targeted therapeutic approach.
The following skills and qualifications are required: 1) PhD or MD/PhD in a related field, and at least three (3) years of post-doctoral training in cancer biology; and 2) strong background in mouse models and molecular biology.
Candidates may be U.S. citizens, resident aliens, or nonresident aliens.
Please send curriculum vitae, statement of research interests and three letters of reference to the attention of Mark R. Gilbert, M.D., Chief, Neuro-Oncology Branch, at NCINeuroOncology@mail.nih.gov.
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