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A fully funded postdoctoral position is available 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.  The NIH will provide funding and benefits, though extramural fellowship applications will be strongly encouraged and supported.  

It is desirable that candidates are proficient in cell culture, imaging, standard molecular biology protocols and handling of zebrafish. Previous experience with genetic analysis/engineering in zebrafish organism, in vivo imaging and image analysis are preferred. The NIH will provide funding and benefits. We value the ability to work in a team. Letters of reference should highlight independence in problem solving and data analysis. Experience with genetic analysis/engineering in a model organism, in vivo imaging and image analysis are preferred

Requirements:  Applicants should possess a Ph.D. in biology or a related field  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. 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 investigationThe 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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