Center for Cancer Research

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Post-doctoral Fellow - Genome instability, DNA damage response, CRISPR/Cas9, radiation, chemotherapy, cancer

Job Description:

Position is with:

Postdoctoral fellow positions are available in the laboratory of Dr. Travis Stracker in the Radiation Oncology Branch at the Center for Cancer Research (CCR), National Cancer Institute (NCI), National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland. The major focus of the lab is to understand DNA damage induced signaling in cancer and identify targetable vulnerabilities that can be used in therapy. The lab will take multiple approaches, ranging from genome-wide CRISR/Cas9 screening, quantitative proteomics and imaging based screening to identify and validate new cancer targets.


Qualifications and Job Details:

  • Degree Required:
    • Ph.D. or equivalent
    • B.S./B.A. 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

REQUIRED SKILLS: Applicants must have expertise in molecular biology, cell biology, genetics, biochemistry and tissue culture. International applicants eligible for valid employment authorization visas are welcome to apply.

PREFERRED SKILLS: Experience with mouse cancer models, use of viral vectors, CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing, high throughput sequencing and bioinformatics is a plus.

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
  • Cover Letter
  • Contact information for 3 references

Contact Name: Travis Stracker, Ph.D.

Contact Email:

For questions contact: Travis Stracker, Ph.D.,

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