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Postdoctoral Fellow - RNA biology, alternative splicing
Center for Cancer Research in Frederick, Maryland
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Date Posted August 05, 2020
Employment Type Full-time
Application Deadline Open until filled

Fully funded postdoctoral research positions are available in Thomas Gonatopoulos-Pournatzis' Functional Transcriptomics Section within the RNA Biology Laboratory at the Center for Cancer Research (CCR), National Cancer Institute (NCI). The research of the group is focused on developing and applying exon-resolution CRISPR-based phenotypic screens to uncover splicing regulatory mechanisms that underlie biological complexity and, when disrupted, contribute to diseases including cancer and neurodevelopmental disorders.

These projects will afford the postdoctoral fellow with the unique opportunity to develop and apply cutting-edge technologies, including high-throughput CRISPR screening strategies, and to be part of a highly collaborative research environment in a newly equipped lab with state-of-the-art core facilities including, but not limited to, next-generation sequencing, mass spectrometry and imaging. The candidate will be fully funded by a competitive intramural fellowship. However, application for fellowship opportunities outside NIH are encouraged and supported. For more information about our research, please visit the Gonatopoulos-Pournatzis website at: https://ccr.cancer.gov/RNA-Biology-Laboratory/thomas-gonatopoulos-pournatzis.

CCR is working to solve the most pressing problems in the field through basic, translational and clinical cancer research to create the cancer medicines of tomorrow and is dedicated to preparing the next generation of cancer researchers. Read more about CCR, the benefits of working at CCR and hear from our staff on their CCR experiences.

The NCI CCR is dedicated to preparing the next generation of cancer researchers and offers a training environment that is second-to-none in quality of science and mentoring by outstanding principal investigators, including nine members of the National Academy of Science and eight members of the National Academy of Medicine. CCR offers fellows access to cutting-edge technologies and cores, a highly collaborative environment, awards and research forums to recognize outstanding post docs, continuous scientific symposia and lectures featuring leading researchers, a strong commitment to translational research, and a vibrant clinical research program housed in the world’s largest dedicated research hospital, the NIH Clinical Center.

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Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree and less than three years postdoctoral experience. Applicants must have expertise in molecular biology, genetics, biochemistry, cell biology or bioinformatics. Applications from international candidates eligible to obtain a valid employment authorization visa are very much welcomed. Applicants with research experience in RNA biology, CRISPR technology, molecular biology and bioinformatics are especially encouraged to apply.

Additional Information:

This position is located at CCR’s campus in Frederick, Maryland. Frederick is the second largest city in Maryland but retains a “small town” feel, surrounded by mountain views, wineries, orchards, and a vibrant Main Street community. It is less than an hour’s drive from the NIH main campus as well as the Appalachian Trail, Washington, D.C., Baltimore, and Gettysburg. The city offers many outstanding schools, a balanced and thriving economy, and a highly educated workforce.

How To Apply:

Applicants should send a cover letter, CV including bibliography, and contact information of three references to Dr. Thomas Gonatopoulos-Pournatzis at t.gonatopoulos@gmail.com

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