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Genetic Etiology of Breast Cancer MetastasisPosted by: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Posted date: 2020-Jan-30
A postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Kent Hunter (https://ccr.cancer.gov/Laboratory-of-Cancer-Biology-and-Genetics/kent-w-hunter) in the Laboratory of Cancer Biology and Genetics (https://ccr.cancer.gov/Laboratory-of-Cancer-Biology-and-Genetics) at the National Cancer Institute in Bethesda, MD.
The Hunter laboratory studies the role of both somatic mutation and inherited polymorphism that drives metastasis in breast cancer. The Hunter laboratory focuses on an integrated research program that uses a variety of cutting-edge genomic technologies, mouse models and bioinformatics analysis to identify and characterize factors that contribute to tumor progression (exs. Nature Communications 2018 22;9(1):1944; PLoS Genetics 2019 24;15(5):e1008020).
Current efforts include projects focused on how interactions with the extracellular microenvironment and cellular stress contribute to metastatic colonization. Successful candidates will join a growing, interdisciplinary group of researchers within the Laboratory of Cancer Biology and Genetics focused on understanding and intervening in metastatic progression.Qualifications:
Candidates should be highly motivated and have experience in molecular and cellular biology. Previous research experience in metastasis, animal models or mouse genetics is referred, but not required. Successful candidates should have good communication skills, the ability to work independently as well as part of collaborative teams.To Apply:
Applicants should forward a CV and three letters of reference to Dr. Kent Hunter, Laboratory of Cancer Biology & Genetics, National Cancer Institute, Building 37, Room 4048, 37 Convent Drive, Bethesda, MD 20892-4264 (Hunterkmail.nih.gov).
This position is subject to a background investigation. The NIH is dedicated to building a diverse community in its training and employment programs.