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Position Title:  Biologist post doctoral fellow in tumor microenvironment

Position Description: 

A fully funded postdoctoral position is available to study tumor microenvironment in at the National Cancer Institute on the NIH main campus in Bethesda, MD.  Specifically, this opening is for an ongoing project examining the role of tissue architecture and mechanotransduction in the establishment of metastatic lesions, using zebrafish as a model system. 

Techniques to be used include tumor cell culture, orthotopic Danio rerio or murine tumor modeling, microscopy, standard molecular biology protocols, and bioinformatics.  The NIH will provide Funding and benefits, though extramural fellowship applications will be strongly encouraged and supported. PhD in a relevant subject area, Ability to work in a team, and communicate ideas and results, demonstration of motivation and technical accomplishments by high quality, first author publication(s), Proven independent working style, problem solving, data analysis and generation of novel ideas, advanced knowledge of molecular biology and biochemistry, experience with next generation sequence data generation and analysis or advanced knowledge of molecular biology and genetic engineering tools. Desired Skills include previous experience with genetic analysis/engineering in a model organism, in vivo imaging and image analysis

Requirements:  Applicants should possess a Ph.D. and have a strong background in molecular biology and/or cell biology and a minimum of one first-authorship manuscript in a peer-reviewed journal.  Experience in cancer biology or cell biology is preferred.  Applicants should have no more than one year of postdoctoral training.  Appointment duration is up to 5 years. 

To Apply:  Interested individuals should e-mail a cover letter, curriculum vitae, bibliography, and contact information for 3 references to:

Dr. Kandice Tanner

Investigator, Laboratory of Cell Biology

Center for Cancer Research

National Cancer Institute

37 Convent Drive

Bldg. 37, Rm. 2132

Bethesda, MD  20892



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This position is subject to a background investigation.  The NIH is dedicated to building a diverse community in its training and employment programs.


Employer Name:  National Cancer Institute


Position Location:  Bethesda, MD


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