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National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MD and surrounding area

Position Description:
Postdoctoral positions are available in the laboratory of Dr. Yousuke Takahama in the Experimental Immunology Branch, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland. The Takahama laboratory will move to the NIH from Tokushima, Japan in April 2018 and is now seeking postdoctoral applicants with a Ph.D. and/or M.D. degree.

The Takahama laboratory is interested in how thymus microenvironments contribute to the generation of functionally potent and self-tolerant T cells. In particular, a current interest of the laboratory focuses on molecular mechanisms (1) that build cortical and medullary thymus microenvironments, which are capable of supporting the production and selection of T cells, (2) that govern thymic selection to establish functionally competent and self-tolerant repertoire of T cells, and (3) that position developing thymocytes to localize within the thymus microenvironments for optimal T cell repertoire formation.
Further information about the laboratory can be found at:

Required Experience:
We are seeking self-motivated and enthusiastic candidates with a Ph.D or M.D. degree with less than five years of postdoctoral experience. Qualified candidates must be self-motivated, enthusiastic, and independent. Experience with immunology, molecular biology, cell biology, and developmental biology is highly desirable. 

To Apply:
Interested candidates should send a curriculum vitae, the names of three references, and a cover letter briefly describing your research experience, interests, and career goals to Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until positions are filled.

This position is subject to a background investigation. The NIH is dedicated to building a diverse community in its training and employment programs.