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Staff Scientist in Bioinformatics

National Cancer Institute, Laboratory of Cellular Oncology, Bethesda, Maryland

Position Description:

A staff scientist position is available in the Office of the Chief of the Laboratory of Cellular Oncology (LCO), Center for Cancer Research, National Cancer Institute.  The candidate will be assigned to work with the principal investigators (PI’s) in the LCO mainly on bio-informatic research in support of their new or ongoing studies. There are currently four PI’s in the LCO: Giovanna Tosato, Christopher Buck, John Schiller, and Douglas Lowy. The laboratory is focused on basic and translational aspects of cancer research. There is emphasis on cancer causing viruses, such as the human papillomaviruses and the Merkel cell virus, as well as on cell-encoded oncogenes and tumor suppressor genes, normal and neoplastic growth and signaling, including angiogenesis.

Bio-informatics has assumed a progressively larger role in the research conducted in the LCO. The position requires considerable initiative, the ability to work semi-independently on multiple projects, to be at the cutting edge in using a wide array of databases, to interact closely with the research teams, to be highly responsive to the needs of the research, and to convey findings in near real time. The staff scientist will be an integral part of the research teams, meet regularly with the principal investigators, make informal presentations in laboratory meetings, contribute original data to research manuscript, and participate in writing them. The staff scientist may have his or her own projects and may collaborate with investigators outside the LCO, but is expected to prioritize the work with the research teams in the LCO.

To Apply:

Please submit applications to Sharon Turner, Administrative Officer, Applications should include a cover letter stating research interests as well as a curriculum vitae.  Salary is commensurate with experience.

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*The deadline for this application is March 19th, 2021.


This position is subject to a background investigation.

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