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Cancer Immunotherapy

National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MD and surrounding area

Position Description:

A postdoctoral position is available in the Neoplastic Disease Section, Laboratory of Cellular Oncology, NIH, to investigate novel immunotherapy strategies for solid tumors in mouse models.  The project will focus on recruitment of preexisting antiviral immunity for both direct killing of cancer cells and the induction and/or amplification T cell responses to tumor-restricted antigens.  The laboratory is located on the Bethesda, MD, NIH campus. The starting date for this position is negotiable.  However, the position is open for immediate occupancy and preference will be given to candidates with shorter times to appointment.


We are looking for a highly motivated scientist with a Ph.D. and/or M.D., with an interest in tumor immunotherapy, and a strong background in cellular immunology, molecular biology, as well as some experience in virology. Proficiency in mammalian cell culture techniques, mouse tumor models and flow cytometry, and hands-on experience in common molecular techniques (e.g. molecular cloning, ELISA, western blot, immunoprecipitation, PCR) are necessary. Familiarity with basic bioinformatic analyses is preferred. The candidate should have a publication record in peer-reviewed journals. The candidate must have strong oral and written communication skills and be able to work well both independently and with others on a team. Candidates should have no more than 3 years of postdoctoral experience at the time of appointment.

To Apply:

Please send a cover letter describing your research experience, current interests and research, a curriculum vitae (CV) with bibliography, and the names and contacts for three references to Dr. John Schiller, Laboratory of Cellular Oncology, NCI, NIH, Bethesda, Maryland, 20892 via email at In the subject line of the email, please include “Postdoc application.”
This position is subject to a background investigation.
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