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Membrane Trafficking

National Cancer Institute, Frederick, MD

Position Description:

A post-doctoral position is available in Dr. Christopher Westlake’s laboratory, located in the Laboratory of Cell and Development Signaling, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health.

Our group combines cell and developmental biological, biochemisty/proteomics, and genetics approaches to understand signaling regulation important in development and human disease, as it pertains to ciliopathy and cancer.

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The position is open to individuals with PhD and/or MD degrees with outstanding interpersonal/communication skills and work ethic, and less than 5 years of postdoctoral experience. The successful applicant will be expected to lead their own projects as well as to contribute to collaborative research efforts in the laboratory. Candidates should have a strong interest in membrane trafficking, signal transduction, cilia biology and/or cancer biology. Skills in standard cell and molecular biology techniques is required. Experience with viral vectors, advanced microscopy and imaging techniques, and animal models is desired

To Apply:

Please email a CV, statement of research interests, and names of three references with email addresses and phone numbers. Please write “Postdoctoral application” in the subject heading.

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