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Cancer Signaling Transduction and Early Drug Discovery

Fralin Biomedical Research Institute of VT Carilion School of Medicine and Children's National Hospital, Washington, District of Columbia

Position Description:

The Fralin Biomedical Research Institute (FBRI) is a leading research institute dedicated to the understanding and treatment of disease. We seek to discover the molecular basis of major human diseases including cancer and to develop effective new approaches to diagnostics and therapeutics.
The FRBI has launched an ambitious collaboration with Children’s National Hospital to build an outfit of pioneering cancer researchers at the new innovation center in Washington, DC (CNRIC). The Mulvaney lab’s focus is on signaling pathways in pediatric and adult cancers—with a particular emphasis on therapeutically targeting enzyme vulnerabilities. Postdocs will be able to grow and develop their own projects under Dr. Mulvaney’s guidance.
The Mulvaney Laboratory within the FBRI and CNRIC is deploying large-scale genetic, biologic, peptide, and small molecule approaches to define domains and specific molecular mechanisms that can be exploited for therapeutic development against emerging cancer targets. We are looking for an exceptional Postdoctoral Associate to join a team of scientists investigating signaling pathways in cancer. We are seeking creative and highly motivated individuals who want to work in a dynamic, multi-disciplinary research environment. We value innovative and rigorous science in a friendly and fun environment. Postdocs will have access to all Virginia Tech and Children’s
National Hospital Resources, core facilities, and seminars, and will be provided opportunities to grow and develop. They will also benefit from the rich scientific community in the DC area.


  • Ph.D. in a biological science such as cell biology, cancer biology, biochemistry, or related field
  • Self-motivated and curious experimentalist
  • Demonstrate ability to think creatively to solve problems
  • Outstanding organization and time management with attention to detail
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a multidisciplinary team
  • Demonstrate ability and desire to succeed in a fast-paced research environment with multiple concurrent duties
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Strong track record of publishing in peer-reviewed journals
  • Proficiency with data analysis and visualization in R is a plus but is not required
  • Experience with CRISPR screens, proteomics, or protein purification is a plus but is not required

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