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Genetics and Translational Genomics of Cancer and Immunity

National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MD and surrounding area

Position Description:

The NCI Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics is recruiting a talented and highly motivated postdoctoral fellow to join the research group of Dr. Ludmila Prokunina-Olsson, Senior Investigator and Branch Chief, Laboratory of Translational Genomics

The lab, located in a brand-new CRL building at the NCI-Shady Grove campus in Rockville, Maryland, conducts genetic, genomic and functional studies on bladder cancer and genetics of immunity. The goal is to identify and explore molecular mechanisms of germline variants identified by genome-wide association studies (GWAS) and other genetic studies. To better understand disease mechanisms and translate the GWAS findings to the clinic, the analysis of germline variants is integrated with somatic genetics, transcriptomics, environmental exposures, and clinical outcomes.


Candidates should be within 5 years of completing their doctoral degree in genetics, genomics, molecular biology, immunology or related areas. Experience in bioinformatics, working with primary cells and organoids and high-throughput functional methods such as CRISPR screens, MPRAs, chromatin interaction and splicing assays will be prioritized, as well as strong publication record and effective written and verbal communication skills.

Encouraged to apply: individuals from diverse backgrounds interested in continuous training, leadership and mentoring opportunities and passionate about research in a highly collaborative international trans-disciplinary environment.

Stipend and relocation assistance will be based on standard NCI rates.

How to Apply:

Please send a cover letter, CV, and contact info of three references to Dr. Ludmila Prokunina-Olsson (

Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Applicants may be U.S. citizens, permanent residents, or foreign nationals (visa requirements apply). Candidates are subject to a background investigation. Learn more about the advantages of being a DCEG fellow (, including our distinctive research environment, mentorship, professional development, compensation and benefits, and commitment to diversity and inclusion.

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