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Postdoctoral opportunity in oncogenic gammaherpesvirus pathogenesis and host response to infection at the NCI!

National Cancer Institute

  • Post Doctoral Position - Academic
Job Type/Arrangement:
  • Fellowship

Position Description: A postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Laurie Krug, HIV and AIDS Malignancy Branch (HAMB), Center for Cancer Research (CCR), National Cancer Institute (NCI), National Institutes of Health (NIH). The successful applicant will be part of a team focused on the mechanisms by which gammaherpesviruses establish life-long infection and cause cancer. Our lab is dedicated to applying animal models of disease to understand viral and host determinants of chronic infection by the gammaherpesviruses. Research includes the development of a novel vaccine approach to block infection and disease. The mission is to identify novel targets for intervention and prevention of human gammaherpesvirus-driven cancers.

CCR is working to solve the most pressing problems in the field through basic, translational and clinical cancer research to create the cancer medicines of tomorrow and is dedicated to preparing the next generation of cancer researchers. Read more about CCR, the benefits of working at CCR and hear from our staff on their CCR experiences. CCR is dedicated to preparing the next generation of cancer researchers and offers a training environment that is second-to-none in quality of science and mentoring by outstanding principal investigators, including nine members of the National Academy of Science and eight members of the National Academy of Medicine. 

CCR offers fellows access to cutting-edge technologies and cores, a highly collaborative environment, awards and research forums to recognize outstanding post docs, continuous scientific symposia and lectures featuring leading researchers, a strong commitment to translational research, and a vibrant clinical research program housed in the world’s largest dedicated research hospital, the NIH Clinical Center.

Number of Positions: 2

C.V. Required: Yes

Number of References Required: 3

Experience Required: 


• Highly motivated candidate with a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in immunology, microbiology, biochemistry, molecular biology, or related field.

• Experience in mouse models of infection or cancer.

• Excellent oral and written communication skills.

• Experience in virology and/or bioinformatics is desirable.

Additional Information: Bethesda, located adjacent to Washington, D.C., is an urban core of Montgomery County, MD. Bethesda is one of the most affluent and highly educated communities in the United States. Living in Bethesda offers residents a suburban feel with a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. The public schools in Bethesda are highly rated.

How To Apply: Interested individuals should send a cover letter, copy of their curriculum vitae, summary of research interests, and names and contact details of three referees to Laurie T. Krug, Ph.D.

Contact Name: Laurie Krug Contact E-mail: HHS, NIH, and NCI are Equal Opportunity Employers

Education Requirement:
PhD, MD, or equivalent
Years of Experience:
highly competitive

The Krug lab is seeking a postdoctoral fellow. We use animal models to understand and stop cancer-causing herpesviruses. We are a creative and hard-working lab in the HIV & AIDS Malignancy Branch at the NCI, where basic meets translational research. Launch your career with us!

Bethesda, MD
HIV & AIDS Malignancy Branch
10 Center Drive, Room 4A12
Bethesda , MD 20892
Laurie Krug, PhD