Cancer Research Opportunity at FDA, Silver Spring MD

Mengjia Luo

Cancer Research Opportunity (Molecular Mechanisms of Squamous Carcinogenesis) at the Food and
Drug Administration, Silver Spring, MD

Research: A fulltime position is available to join a research team working to elucidate the specific
contributions of molecular changes observed in human squamous cancers of the head and neck to cancer
pathogenesis. Studies will utilize a combination of molecular, biochemical and cell-based approaches.
Our research is focused on the role of p53/p63/p73 family gene products (with an emphasis on delta Np63 alpha
and their interactions with the RAS and NFkB pathways. The ideal candidate would be a team player with
a positive attitude and with previous experience in a basic research setting.

Position Type: Post-baccalaureate/Master’s fellowship.
One-two year position, starting early summer, 2019.

Qualifications: Applicants must have received a Bachelors or Master’s degree in Biological Sciences, or
related disciplines appropriate to the position, from a US-accredited institution within five (5) years of the
desired starting date. Hands on experience in biochemistry, molecular biology, and primary cell culture
are desired. Note: All applicants must be able to pass a Tier One security screen (non-sensitive), with a
residency requirement of three of the past five years in the United States.
How to Apply: E-mail a letter of interest and copy of your CV containing academic history, employment
history, relevant experiences and two educational/professional references to: and