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Postdoctoral Fellow

National Cancer Institute – Frederick
Frederick, Maryland
Starting stipend of $65,100, commensurate with experience.
Closing date
Mar 14, 2024

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Life Sciences, Virology
Position Type
Full Time
Job Type
Postdoc Fellowship
Organization Type

Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

National Cancer Institute (NCI)

Center for Cancer Research (CCR)



The Center for Cancer Research (CCR), National Cancer Institute (NCI), National Institutes of Health (NIH), Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), is seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow to join the HIV Dynamics and Replication Lab (HIV DRP) ( A postdoctoral position is currently available in a research program focused on a variety of key aspects of HIV-1 assembly, release, and maturation. Of particular interest are the interplay between viral and host factors in HIV-1 replication and the mechanism by which the viral envelope glycoproteins are incorporated into virions. Recent studies have been aimed at defining the cellular pathways and host factors involved in envelope glycoprotein incorporation and identifying inhibitors of virus maturation. Mechanisms of HIV-1 drug resistance are also under investigation, and studies are underway to define the target and mechanism of action of novel HIV-1 maturation inhibitors and to identify host factors that restrict HIV-1 replication. Further details and a list of relevant publications can be found at

Qualifications and Job Details

Degree Required

Ph.D. and/or M.D. or equivalent

Less than 5 years of postdoctoral experience

Job Location

Frederick, Maryland


Appointment Type

Non-FTE (Full-time equivalent).

Starting stipend of $65,100, commensurate with experience.

This is a time-limited, renewable appointment.


Work Schedule



U.S. Citizenship not required (i.e., permanent resident, visa).

Required and Preferred Skills

  • molecular biology biochemistry virology

About the NCI Center for Cancer Research

The Center for Cancer Research (CCR) is home to nearly 250 basic and clinical research groups located on two campuses just outside of Washington, D.C. CCR is part of the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and makes up the largest component of the research effort at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Centrally supported by long-term funding and a culture of complete intellectual freedom, CCR scientists pursue the most important and challenging problems in cancer research. The CCR collaborates with academic and commercial partners and advocacy groups across the world in efforts to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer and HIV/AIDS. The CCR research portfolio covers the full spectrum of biological and biomedical research. Our work ranges from basic to translational and clinical, and our clinical trials are conducted in the NIH Clinical Center, the world’s largest hospital dedicated to clinical research that offers a robust infrastructure to support CCR’s patients on an estimated 250 open studies. The success of CCR is grounded in an exceptionally strong discovery research program that provides the foundation for the seamless translation of insights from bench to bedside. Read more about CCR, the benefits of working at CCR and hear from our staff on their CCR experiences.


How to Apply


  • CV (including bibliography)  3 Letters of Reference Cover Letter

Send Application To:

Dr. Eric O. Freed

HIV Dynamics and Replication Program National Cancer Institute

P.O. Box B, Building 535, Room 110 Frederick, MD 21702-1201



Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.


Appointees may be US citizens or resident aliens (not required). Applications from women, persons from underrepresented groups, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged.

The position is subject to a background check.


The NIH is dedicated to building a diverse community in its training and employment programs.


DHHS, NIH, and NCI are Equal Opportunity Employers.

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