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Perivascular Cells in the Metastatic MicroenvironmentPosted by: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Posted date: 2019-Dec-06
Positions are available to study the role of stromal cells, including pericytes, vascular smooth muscle cells, mesenchymal stem cells, and fibroblasts, in pre-metastatic niche formation and metastatic progression in the laboratory of Meera Murgai, Laboratory of Cancer Biology and Genetics, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland.
Successful candidates will be hired through the Cancer Research Training Award mechanism at the NIH (https://www.cancer.gov/grants-training/training/at-nci/crta), which offers a competitive salary and generous benefits package.Responsibilities:
The postdoctoral fellow will focus on interrogating the role stromal cell heterogeneity and plasticity in the metastatic microenvironment, following up on work published in our Nature Medicine 2017 article. The post-doctoral fellow will be trained in techniques related to cancer biology, vascular biology and computational analysis of large gene expression datasets to further our understanding of the metastatic microenvironment in experimental models and patient data.Qualifications:
PhD with less than 5 years post-graduate experience in Cancer Biology, Vascular Biology, or related field is required. Alternatively, a PhD in Computational Biology with a background/interest in Cancer Biology and methods related to metastasis will be considered. Cross-training between bench science and computational science will be available.To Apply:
Candidates should send a cover letter, current CV, and names of three references to: Meera Murgai, meera.murgainih.gov. Multiple positions are available starting in late 2019 and will remain open until filled.
The NIH is an equal opportunity employer.