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Genetics and Genomics of Bladder Cancer Postdoctoral Fellowship

Work with Dr. Ludmila Prokunina-Olsson

The NCI Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics is recruiting a highly motivated postdoctoral fellow to join the research laboratory of Dr. Ludmila Prokunina-Olsson, senior investigator and Director of the Laboratory of Translational Genomics.

The lab, located in the new Consolidated Research Laboratories building at the NCI-Shady Grove campus in Rockville, Maryland, conducts genetic, genomic, and functional studies on bladder cancer and genetics of immunity. The goal is to identify and explore molecular mechanisms of germline variants identified by genome-wide association studies (GWAS) for bladder cancer risk. To better understand disease mechanisms and translate the GWAS findings to the clinic, the analysis of germline variants is integrated with somatic genetics, transcriptomics, environmental exposures, and clinical outcomes.


Candidates should be within five years of completing their doctoral degree in genetics, genomics, molecular biology, or related areas. Experience in bioinformatics, working with organoids and high-throughput functional methods such as CRISPR screens, MPRAs, chromatin interaction, and splicing assays will be prioritized, as well as a strong publication record and effective written and verbal communication skills.

Encouraged to apply: Individuals from diverse backgrounds interested in continuous training, leadership, and mentoring opportunities and passionate about research in a highly collaborative international trans-disciplinary environment.

Stipend and relocation assistance will be based on standard NCI rates.

To Apply

DCEG's Commitment to Training

Please send a cover letter, CV, and contact info of three references to Dr. Ludmila Prokunina-Olsson.

Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Applicants may be U.S. citizens, permanent residents, or foreign nationals (visa requirements apply). Candidates are subject to a background investigation.

Learn more about the advantages of being a DCEG fellow, including our distinctive research environment, mentorship, professional development, compensation and benefits, and commitment to diversity and inclusion.

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Access an interactive transcript and audio-described version of the "Commitment to Training" video.

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