Center for Cancer Research

To improve the lives of cancer patients by solving important, challenging and neglected problems in cancer research and patient care.

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Post-doctoral Fellow - Genomics, Epigenetics, Pediatric Cancer

Job Description:

Position is with:

The Oncogenomics section of the Genetics Branch is a multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary translational research programmatic effort with the goal of utilizing genomics, epigenetics, proteomics, single cell technologies, CRISPR/Cas9 strategies and molecular/cell biology methods to identify targets and develop novel therapies for cancer. We work with other investigators within the intramural program as well as academic, industrial, and pharmaceutical partners to rapidly translate our findings to the clinic.

The program takes advantage of the uniqueness of the National Cancer Institute (NCI), Center for Cancer Research (CCR) intramural program in that it spans high-risk basic discovery research in immunology, genomics and tumor biology, through preclinical translational research, to paradigm-shifting clinical trials.

Additional information can be found on Dr. Khan’s profile page:

Qualifications and Job Details:

  • Degree Required:
    • Ph.D. or equivalent
    • M.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

REQUIRED SKILLS: We are looking for newly graduated postdoctoral candidates with first author publications and experience in genomics, molecular and cell biology.

PREFERRED SKILLS: Experience in molecular/cell biology, CRISPR/Cas9 and/or epigenetics is preferred but not essential.

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

Additional Application Information:

No calls, please. If we are interested, you will be contacted by Dr. Khan.

Contact Name: Javed Khan, M.D.

Contact Email:

For questions contact: Javed Khan, M.D.,

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