Genetics and Genomics of Bladder Cancer
- National Institutes of Health
- Location: Bethesda, Maryland
- Category: Admin-Other Administrative Positions
- Posting Date: 09/23/2021
- Application Deadline: Open until filled
The NCI Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics is recruiting a 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) for bladder cancer risk. 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 or related areas. Experience in bioinformatics, working with 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.
Please send a cover letter, CV, and contact info of three references toDr. 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.
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