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Supporting Pediatric Leukemia Research

Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine, Bethesda, Maryland

Position Description:

A Postdoctoral Fellowship to support leukemia research in Dr. Yang Du’s laboratory in the Department of Pediatrics at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS) in Bethesda, Maryland. This position is ideal for highly motivated junior scientist.

USU is in Bethesda, MD, directly across the street from the NIH, and is thus part of an extraordinarily vibrant local biomedical research community. Our research projects take advantage of excellent USU Core facilities that include a Structural Biology Core equipped with crystallization robots and a robotic imaging system for crystal viewing and detection, and an Imaging Core with transmission electron and ultramicrotome microscopes. USU has a strongly collaborative environment, with weekly Immunology data club and journal club meetings, as well as regular research seminars featuring local and invited speakers. HJF provides scientific, technical and programmatic support services to USU.

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Must have strong background in cell and molecular biology techniques, including cell culture, flow cytometry, real-time PCR, immunoblotting, and molecular cloning.  Experience with hematopoietic system and transgenic mouse models preferred.

Recent Ph.D. in Molecular Biology or related disciplines with a minimum of four years of lab research experience required. Research project will be focused on transcriptional and epigenetic mechanisms controlling self-renewal of normal hematopoietic stem cells and leukemia stem cells of myeloid leukemias using mouse models.

Eligibility to obtain a Common Access Card (CAC); eligibility to obtain and hold a Public Trust background. Applicant must work well with laboratory team to accomplish research objectives. The applicant must have good problem-solving skills, excellent communication skills and a strong work ethic. 

To Apply:

Candidates should apply to the Henry M. Jackson Foundation ( by submitting curriculum vitae and the names and contact information for three professional references.