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Targeted Therapy for Neuroendocrine Tumor

National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MD and surrounding area

Position Description:

The NIH Clinical Center is the world’s largest research hospital which offers state-of-the-art facilities, collaborative opportunities, and core facilities for advanced technologies. A postdoctoral position is available immediately in the Surgical Oncology Branch, NCI. We are seeking an independent and highly motivated postdoctoral fellow to work in the Neuro-Endocrine Cancer Diagnostics and Therapy Section lab with the Principal Investigator: Samira Sadowski M.D.

The Endocrine Oncology research at the NIH has been very successful because of the unique patient cohorts of rare endocrine cancers. The postdoctoral fellow will be mentored and supervised by Dr. Sadowski to complete the research goals and publications in anticipated timeline. Duration: 1 year, renewable for total of 3 years.

Responsibilities:

The fellow will conduct preclinical laboratory research to complete the following research aims:

  1. To identify effective diagnostic methods and treatments for rare and neglected endocrine cancers;
  2. To develop study models and improve receptor targeted therapy, including novel drug delivery systems, in neuroendocrine cancers;
  3. To study the molecular pathophysiology of aggressive endocrine cancer and to identify novel and effective targeted therapies for personalized prognostication and response monitoring in metastatic endocrine cancers.

The postdoctoral fellow will be working closely with intramural and extramural collaborators to accomplish these aims. The goal is to translate the preclinical findings to clinical trials and improve tumor response, and ultimately patient outcome.

Qualifications:

Candidates must have a Ph.D. and / or an M.D. degree, less than 3 years of postdoctoral experience. Experience in the endocrine field is desirable but not mandatory. The ideal candidate should have a strong background in genetics/genomics, tissue culture, and molecular biology, as demonstrated by a strong publication record. S/he will have strong communication, organizational, and time management skills, is detail oriented, and with an ability to work independently as well as collaborate as a team member. This position is subject to a background investigation.

To Apply :

Please send your personal statement, CV, research interest, and 3 letters of reference to Dr. Samira Sadowski at samira.sadowski@nih.gov.

The NIH is an equal opportunity employer.