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Viral-Induced MalignanciesPosted by: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Posted date: 2020-Jan-03
A postdoctoral position is available at the NIH in the laboratory of Dr. Robert Yarchoan, Chief of the NIH and AIDS Malignancy Branch (HAMB) in the Center for Cancer Research, National Cancer Institute. Research in the lab is focused on viral-induced malignancies, especially those that are caused by Kaposi sarcoma-associated herpesvirus (KSHV) or are associated with HIV infection. The Yarchoan group also encompasses an active clinical program focused on KSHV-induced and HIV-associated malignancies; the laboratory research is translational and benefits from this connection. Some areas of ongoing research include immunologic and other novel approaches to the treatment of viral-induced malignancies; understanding the interactions between caspases and KSHV; understanding the pathogenesis of KSHV-associated inflammatory syndrome; and understanding effect of various cellular signals on expression of KSHV genes. The laboratory is on the NIH Campus in Bethesda, MD. More information about the Yarchoan lab can be found at: https://ccr.cancer.gov/HIV-and-AIDS-Malignancy-Branch/robert-yarchoan.Responsibilities:
The postdoctoral fellow will take the lead on one or more projects closely aligned to the interests of the lab; the nature of the specific project will depend on the background and interests of the fellow. The fellow may also participate in other ongoing projects in the laboratory.Qualifications:
We are looking for a clear-thinking curious and motivated scientist with a PhD and/or MD and a strong background in virology, virologic oncology, immunology, and/or molecular biology. The candidate must have excellent oral and written communication skills and be able to work well with others on a team. Experience in one or more of the following areas would be helpful: molecular virology (especially in gammaherpesviruses); viral oncogenesis; immunology; cellular imaging (for example RNAscope); or cancer biology. Candidates must have graduated from a high quality program and have less than 4 years postdoctoral experience.To Apply:
Please send a cover letter describing your research experience, current interests and future goals; a CV and bibliography; and contact information for three references to Dr. Robert Yarchoan at Robert.yarchoannih.gov.
This position is subject to a background investigation. The NIH is dedicated to building a diverse community in its training and employment program.