The Center for Cancer Research, National Cancer Institute is seeking highly motivated postbac students interested in conducting cutting-edge research on cell signaling pathways at the intersection of developmental, stem cell and cancer biology. Postbac IRTA/CRTA awardees work side-by-side with some of the leading scientists in the world, in an environment devoted exclusively to biomedical research. Candidates will join the group of Dr. Andres Lebensohn at the Center for Cancer Research of the National Cancer Institute. A major focus of the lab is on WNT signaling, a fundamental pathway that orchestrates embryonic patterning and morphogenesis in all animals and promotes adult tissue renewal and regeneration. The lab uses powerful functional genomic screens in human cells to discover new regulatory mechanisms, and elucidate their molecular underpinnings through biochemical studies. Understanding how this regulation enables the WNT pathway to produce distinct physiological outcomes will allow for more selective therapies to target tumors driven by dysregulated WNT signaling.
Must have some laboratory experience
Full-time, with a minimum two year commitment
Stipend of $39,000, for candidates with a cumulative GPA above 3.5, for travel to scientific conferences. Healthcare benefits also provided.