Tenure Track Investigator (Cancer Genomics)

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Bethesda, Maryland near the Washington D.C. metropolitan area
Commensurate with experience; Federal Govt. Benefits Package
Oct 01, 2020
Oct 31, 2020
Full Time

The Laboratory of Pathology, Center for Cancer Research (CCR) of the National Cancer Institute (NCI), National Institutes of Health (NIH), Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Bethesda, MD, is actively recruiting for a tenure-track investigator to work in the area of cancer genomics.  This position represents an effort to build on the Laboratory of Pathology’s growing interest and expertise in both scientific discovery in cancer genomics and clinical application of genomic studies on human cancer specimens.  Research interests of the successful applicant may include investigation of the genetic and molecular landscape of a wide range of cancers as well as systematic genome-wide approaches to interrogate the function of cancer genes and the vulnerabilities of tumors.  This is an exciting opportunity for an individual with interests in both cancer gene discovery and the application of next-generation sequencing and genome-wide array-based approaches in the clinical setting of diagnostic pathology.  We are targeting an individual with experience and expertise in the analysis of alterations in cancer genes, epigenomics, gene expression and/or DNA copy number in human tumor specimens and model systems. Emerging evidence indicates the utility of cancer genomic and epigenomic analysis to be contributory not only to specific therapeutic choices, but also to tumor classification and precision diagnostics.  Integration of molecular alterations within the context of clinical cancer diagnostics represents an exciting direction that would be expected of the successful applicant.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a growing trans-institutional, translational research team that will promote and support collaborations across the basic, translational, and clinical research spectrum as the field of diagnostic pathology navigates through the genomic era.  The successful applicant will provide demonstrable leadership implementing cancer genomics into basic and/or translational research and be highly collaborative.

The successful candidate should have a M.D., Ph.D., or equivalent degree and a well-established track record of publications in the area of cancer genomics.  Candidates will be evaluated on their educational background, scholarly work, leadership and mentoring activities, and experience.  Salary will be commensurate with education and experience.  A full civil service package of benefits (including health insurance, life insurance, and retirement) is available.  Candidates may be U.S. citizens, U.S. permanent residents, or eligible for a visa that will enable work in the U.S.

Interested candidates should submit:

  • A letter of interest in the position including a career synopsis (1-3 pages)
  • A statement of research interests (1-2 pages)
  • A current curriculum vitae and complete bibliography (Please include a description of your mentoring and outreach activities especially those involving women and persons from racial/ethnic or other groups that are underrepresented in biomedical research.)
  • Names and contact information of three references.

Applications must be submitted electronically to: https://service.cancer.gov/ccr-careers. This search will remain open until filled.

This position is subject to a background investigation. 

HHS, NIH, and NCI are Equal Opportunity Employers.

 The NIH and NCI are dedicated to building a diverse community in its training and employment programs and encourages the application and nomination of qualified women, minorities, and individuals with disabilities.

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