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Staff Scientist - Molecular Genetics and Carcinogenesis

Center for Cancer Research, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, Maryland

Position Description:

The Molecular Genetics and Carcinogenesis Section (MGCS) in the Laboratory of Human Carcinogenesis, Center for Cancer Research, NCI, Bethesda, MD is looking for a Staff Scientist.  The Staff Scientist position is a non-tenure track position and is equivalent to a Research Associate/Research Assistant Professor in a University setting.  Molecular Genetics and Carcinogenesis Section continues its work of particularly addressing with the LHC Microbiome Team, a team of scientists who are engaged with a joint effort to investigate and understand the contributions of the microbes that reside in the lung to the progression of human lung cancer using a precision medicine cancer strategy.  The LHC microbiome team discovered that the tissue-associated laboratory works in a highly collaborative and integrative manner with other sections in the laboratory and both intramural and extramural collaborators.  In addition to conducting experiments the selected candidate will also have the responsibility of training other fellows and students in the laboratory, establishing new technologies and help in the collaborative endeavor of the laboratory.  We encourage outstanding and motivated scientists with strong translational research background in microbiome to apply.


Applicants must hold a PhD. And M.D. degree. Additionally at least 4-5 years of post-doctoral research experience in Molecular Genetics and Carcinogenesis Section and a good publication recorded is required. Applicants must have a strong research experience in molecular biology, bioinformatics, metabolomics, handling and maintenance of clinical biospecimens and preclinical models of liver carcinogenesis. Work in the data science area and with broad expertise in the experimental area is essential for the success of scientific research in the Molecular Genetics Carcinogenesis Section.

To Apply:

Applications must be submitted electronically to:  Ms. Chauna Anglin at

Interested applicants should submit:
  1. The names and contact information of three references
  2. A current curriculum vitae and complete bibliography
  3. A two page summary of research interest and goals

Application Deadline: April 17, 2021

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