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Endothelial Cells and Blood Vessels in Cancer

National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MD and surrounding area

Position Description:

A postdoctoral position is available in the Molecular and Cell Biology Section, Laboratory of Cellular Oncology, NIH to study endothelial cells and blood vessels, and to develop effective therapies to modulate the vasculature. This research includes the study of endothelial cell growth, survival, assembly, diversity, and plasticity; and development of innovative approaches for effectively targeting the vasculature in cancer. The project will involve cell-based and mouse models, use of human tissues and in silico experiments. The laboratory is located in the Bethesda, MD, NIH campus.


We are looking for a highly motivated scientist with a Ph.D. and/or M.D. degree, interested in cancer research, and a strong background in molecular biology, biochemistry, cellular biology, and some experience in bioinformatic analyses. Proficiency in mammalian cell culture techniques, flow cytometry, immunostaining and confocal imaging, molecular techniques, cloning, vector construction, PCR, immunoprecipitation, immunoblotting, and experience with mouse tumor models are necessary. The candidate must have strong oral and written communication skills and be able to work independently and on a team. Candidates should have evidence of prior scientific publications and 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 research interests, a curriculum vitae (CV) with bibliography and the names of contacts for three references to Dr. Giovanna Tosato, Laboratory of Cellular Oncology, NCI, NIH, Bethesda, MD 20892, USA via e-mail at In the subject line of the e-mail, please include “Postoc application”.

The NIH is dedicated to building a diverse community in its training and employment programs and encourages the application and nomination of qualified women, minorities, and individuals with disabilities.