National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Post-Doctoral Fellow/Research Assistant

NIH National Cancer Institute Laboratory of Pathology

Bethesda, MD, United States

LABORATORY LOCATION AND INFORMATION

The Laboratory of Pathology in the National Cancer Institute, NIH, is located in Bethesda, Maryland, USA. Its mission is to achieve the highest level of quality in clinical diagnostics, cancer research and education.  In addition to fulfilling the anatomic pathology services within and beyond the NIH, the Lab of Pathology continues to incorporate innovative tools for diagnosis and research, and expands its scope of expertise as a globally recognized center of excellence.

The Genomic Pathology Section in the Lab of Pathology, led by Dr. Kenneth Aldape, focuses on cancer genomics and epigenomics research, and tries to integrate multi-omics single-cell technologies into human cancer specimens.  We focus on primary human brain gliomas, but are also interested in a variety of cancer types (for publications, please see https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=aldape+k).  Our goal is to broaden as well as to deepen our understanding of cancer signatures using a variety of high-throughput single-cell genomic and epigenomic analysis methods. A substantial advantage available for our research is immediate access to human tumor samples in our pathology archives and real-time clinical work, including fresh human brain tumor specimens from the operating theater. The NIH has a rich research environment with countless opportunities for collaboration and cutting-edge technology resources for biomedical research.

There are two positions currently available in the Genomic Pathology Lab, one post-doctoral fellow (cancer researcher) and one molecular biologist (research assistant).

 

POST-DOCTORAL POSITION QUALIFICATIONS

Candidates should have a PhD and/or MD degree in molecular biology, cancer biology or a related field, received within recent three years or scheduled to receive very soon. Successful candidates should have deep understanding and experience in various genomic and epigenomic technologies, such as whole-genome sequencing, ChIP-seq and single-cell sequencing. A new postdoc is expected to be highly motivated and productive pursuing his/her research projects, work independently as well as collaboratively with other lab members, and share the lab’s interest and vision for the future of cancer classification and diagnostics. Proficient communication in both spoken and written English is strictly required, and informatic analysis skills of huge datasets will be a plus.

To apply, please send an introductory email to hjchung@mail.nih.gov, with “Postdoc Application – (your name)” on the subject line, your CV attached and contact information for 3 references included.

 

MOLECULAR BIOLOGIST POSITION QUALIFICATIONS

Candidates should have a bachelor’s degree in molecular biology, cell biology or a related field, and have a very good understanding in nucleic acid biochemistry. A new biologist will work closely with the team, learn new and established techniques and process tumor samples for high-throughput single-cell genomic and epigenomic analyses. He/She is expected to commit full-time, take job responsibilities seriously and enthusiastically, and work collaboratively with other members. Critical thinking, attention to details and organization skills are strictly required, and prior research experience is a plus.

To apply, please send an introductory email to hjchung@mail.nih.gov, with “Biologist Application – (your name)” on the subject line, your CV attached and contact information for 2 references included.

 

Salary will be commensurate with research experience in the NIH system.

Disclaimers: This position is at the National Cancer Institute, and is therefore subject to a background investigation. The NIH is dedicated to building a diverse community in its training and employment programs.

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Post-Doctoral Fellow/Research Assistant