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Posted: 27 Oct 2011
Postdoctoral Positions at NCI (NIH)
Type of Position: Part-time   
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Deadline: 1 Jan 2038
National Cancer Institute (NIH)
The National Cancer Institute (NCI) is part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), which is one of 11 agencies that compose the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The NCI, established under the National Cancer Institute Act of 1937, is the Federal Government's principal agency for cancer research and training. The National Cancer Act of 1971 broadened the scope and responsibilities of the NCI and created the National Cancer Program. Over the years, legislative amendments have maintained the NCI authorities and responsibilities and added new information dissemination mandates as well as a requirement to assess the incorporation of state-of-the-art cancer treatments into clinical practice. The National Cancer Institute coordinates the National Cancer Program, which conducts and supports research, training, health information dissemination, and other programs with respect to the cause, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of cancer, rehabilitation from cancer, and the continuing care of cancer patients and the families of cancer patients.
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Our group studies the functions of viral microRNAs in a tumorigenic virus in order to identify pathways instrumental to viral pathogenesis and potentially lead to discovery of novel anti-viral and anti-tumor targets. This work utilizes one of the largest databases of microRNA target profiling and sequence analysis. We have recently completed validation of a number of predicted microRNA target genes. Currently, we have validated over thirty human genes that are targeted by viral microRNAs which are awaiting further study.

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Candidates must have or plan to have a Ph.D. and/or MD with excellent communication skills and cell culture experience. Those with experience with RNAi are desirable.


Please send CV, statement of research experience/future interests and contact information for at least three references to Dr. Joseph Ziegelbauer in a single pdf to Please include "postdoc" in the email subject line.