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Staff Scientist - Neuro-Oncology, Immunology

Job Description:

Position is with:

The Neuro-Oncology Branch (NOB) in the Center for Cancer Research, National Cancer Institute is actively recruiting for a laboratory scientist at the level of a staff scientist to join the Translational Immunology Program in the NOB.  The candidate must have extensive knowledge of immune function assays including advanced flow cytometry and ELISPOT assays as he/she will be responsible for performing correlative immunology studies using patient blood and tumor samples for ongoing and future clinical trials of immunotherapy for patients with cancers of the nervous system.  Mentoring of trainees is an important component of this position and there will also be opportunities for independent research projects within the scope of the Translational Immunology Program.

Qualifications and Job Details:

  • Degree Required: Ph.D. or equivalent
  • Location: Bethesda, Maryland
  • Appointment Type: Government Position
  • Work Schedule: Full-time position
  • Citizenship: US Citizenship required
  • Salary: Commensurate with experience


A highly qualified individual with a Ph.D. or equivalent degree and at least five years of post-doctoral experience is required in the field of immunology.  The candidate must also have extensive knowledge of immune function assays including advanced flow cytometry and ELISPOT assays.

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
  • Summary of Research Experience

Additional Application Information:

Interested candidates are requested to email Dr. Mark Gilbert at and please provide a current curriculum vitae and summary of research experience.

Contact Name: Mark Gilbert, M.D.

Contact Email:

For questions contact: Brittany Cordeiro,

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