Center for Cancer Research

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Post-doctoral Fellow - DNA damage, DNA repair, genomics

Job Description:

Position is with:

One post-doctoral position is immediately available with Dr. Andre Nussenzweig in the Laboratory of Genome Integrity, Center for Cancer Research (CCR), National Cancer Institute (NCI), National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study the mechanisms involved in DNA double-strand break repair, with a focus on understanding the influence of chromatin structure on the maintenance of genome integrity and their roles in a variety of cancers using cutting-edge cellular, molecular, and genomic tools.

Qualifications and Job Details:

  • Degree Required: Ph.D. or equivalent
  • Location: Bethesda, Maryland
  • Appointment Type: Training Position
  • Work Schedule: Full-time position
  • Citizenship: US Citizenship not required - (ie, permanent resident, visa)
  • Stipend: Commensurate with experience


The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. in the biological sciences in genetics, cancer biology, or a similar field within the past year. An excellent publication record along with experience in DNA damage, replication, chromatin structure or genome organization, would be considered an advantage.

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.

Bethesda is one of the most highly educated communities in the United States and has a nationally renowned school system. The city is a thriving suburban center close to Washington, D.C., and home to many restaurants, retailers and a flourishing arts and entertainment district.

How to Apply:

  • CV/Resume
  • Three References
  • Cover Letter

Contact Name: Sam John

Contact Email:

For questions contact: Sam John,

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