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Staff Scientist - Biobehavioral, Genomics, Neuro-Oncology

Neuro-Oncology Branch, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, Maryland
Salary commensurate with experience
Closing date
Dec 18, 2021

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Job Function
Research Staff / Technical Director
Position Type
Full Time
Senior Level
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The Neuro-Oncology Branch, CCR, NCI, NIH is seeking an outstanding candidate for a staff scientist position in its Outcomes Section. The Outcomes Section laboratory under Dr. Terri Armstrong is a relatively new laboratory with the mission of exploring biologic correlates and risk for symptoms and altered function associated with central nervous system tumors and their treatment, including genomic factors among ethnically diverse patient populations. The lab currently focuses on understanding alterations in sleep and circadian rhythms associated with cranial radiation-induced hypersomnia, including collaborative partnerships in development of GEMM models, use of behavioral experiments, and evaluation of human samples. This translational research program provides the opportunity to mentor trainees and to perform collaborative work with other investigators in the branch and other programs. The staff scientist will be responsible for maintaining laboratory-based protocols; designing, running, and overseeing all wet lab experiments for this group; mentoring trainees including postdocs, postbacs, summer interns, and dedicated staff.  Read more about the Neuro-Oncology Branch | Center for Cancer Research.


  • PhD or equivalent with a minimum of three years of postdoctoral work in preclinical models
  • A strong record of peer-reviewed publications
  • Experience in mentorship of trainees
  • Experience in developing preclinical models exploring biobehavioral outcomes related to clinical outcomes of chronic diseases.


Candidates with a strong background in biobehavioral research are encouraged and candidates with expertise in analysis of genomic data will be preferentially considered.


Please send curriculum vitae, statement of research interests, and two letters of reference to the attention of Terri Armstrong, PhD, Neuro-Oncology Branch, National Cancer Institute, 9030 Old Georgetown Road, Building 82, Room 201, Bethesda, MD 20892 at

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 are able to pursue the most important and challenging problems in cancer research. We collaborate 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.

HHS, NIH, and NCI are Equal Opportunity Employers

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