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Developing Novel Technologies Utilizing Microfluidics and Nanoparticle Based Approaches

Children’s National Research Institute, Washington, District of Columbia

Position Description:

The position for a highly motivated Research Postdoctoral Fellow is available in the laboratory of Dr. Nitin Agrawal within the Center for Cancer and Immunology Research (CCIR) at Children’s National Research Institute in Washington DC. The laboratory focuses on developing novel technologies utilizing microfluidics and nanoparticle based approaches for translational research in cancer immunotherapy.

Children’s National Hospital harbors state-of-the-art research and clinical facilities with world class expertise in immunology and cancer immunotherapy. Researchers have access to all core facilities and an attractive opportunity to advance their research to pre-clinical and clinical studies. While the ability to work independently will be expected, extensive training and research experience will be provided to the accepted candidate.

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The Research Fellow will be actively involved in advancing the ongoing projects as well as developing new hypothesis based projects and will have the opportunity to work with researchers and clinicians at the hospital with a fast-track opportunity to publish research articles. In addition to undertaking research projects, responsibilities will include extensive grant writing and mentoring students and/or lab technicians and managing routine laboratory tasks. Candidate should be an independent thinker with the ability to troubleshoot challenging problems with innovative ideas.


Applicants should have a Masters/PhD/MD or equivalent in Biological/Biomedical/Bioengineering/Chemical Engineering, Biomaterials, Biology, Biochemistry or related disciplines. Current students or fellows in one of the above areas will also be considered. Applicant with experience in one or more of the following areas will be given preference:

  1. Liposome synthesis, encapsulation, and delivery;
  2. Cell culture and analytical techniques in molecular biology (Western Blot, ELISA, immunohistochemistry etc.);
  3. Fluorescent microscopy, data acquisition, image analysis and/or design & modeling of microscale geometries (e.g., COMSOL, AutoCAD, etc.);
  4. Microfabrication of lab-on-a-chip devices;
  5. A strong interest and potential to conduct interdisciplinary research. Applicants with prior expertise in liposomes and experimental cancer research will be given highest preference, although individuals lacking experience such specific expertise but possessing a strong biological background and evidence of success may also be considered.

To Apply:

Please apply online at Applicants should submit their interest and experiences in a cover letter and providing their curriculum vitae, list of publications, and three references. For inquiries, please contact The position is available immediately and will remain open until filled.