Staff Scientist

Thoracic Surgery Branch
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cancer biology, stem cells, epigenetics, genomics

Position Description: 

The position is in the Thoracic Epigenetics Laboratory, Thoracic and GI Oncology Branch, CCR, NCI. The incumbent will directly oversee efforts to generate iPSC from normal cells and cancer cells including primary thoracic tumors and corresponding normal tissues. The goals of these efforts are to study fundamental epigenetic mechanisms of pluriotency in thoracic malignancies with translation of these findings to novel clinical protocols for lung and esophageal cancers, thymic epithelial tumors and malignant pleural mesotheliomas. The incumbent will direct day to day activities of the team, and together with another staff scientist, train biologists, post-docs and clinical fellows in the lab. The incumbent will be an integral member of a joint lab program between the Thoracic Epigenetics Laboratory and an established lab in an overseas cancer center.

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Ph.D in cancer biology, biochemistry, stem cell biology, epigenetics or related field with at least eight to ten years of post-graduate experience. Documented expertise in epigenetics and stem cell biology including generation/characterization of iPSC, as well as isolation/characterization of cancer stem cells. Documented productivity as evidenced by sustained publications in high tier journals and grant support. Experience in leading a team of individuals to achieve project goals. Must have outstanding communication and leadership skills.

How To Apply: 

Send cover letter, CV, and names/contact info for three references who will be contacted if selected for interview to Jan Pappas at

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Jan Pappas
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