Staff Scientist - DNA damage, DNA repair, breast cancer

Staff Name: 
Andre Nussenzweig, Ph.D.
Laboratory of Genome Integrity
Research Area Keywords: 

DNA damage, DNA repair, breast cancer, chromatin, genomics

Position Description: 

In this position, the staff scientist will study mechanisms involved in DNA double-strand break repair, focusing on understanding the influence of chromatin structure on the maintenance of genome stability and their roles in a variety of cancers that include breast cancer - using a combination of molecular, cell biology, genetics and genomics approaches.

CCR is working to solve the most pressing problems in the field through basic, translational and clinical cancer research to create the cancer medicines of tomorrow and is dedicated to preparing the next generation of cancer researchers. Read more about CCR, the benefits of working at CCR and hear from our staff on their CCR experiences. 

Our scientists can’t do it alone. It takes a skilled, multi-disciplinary team of dedicated staff in research, patient care and administration to improve the lives of cancer patients and answer the most important questions in cancer biology and treatment. Be part of our mission to unlock the mysteries of cancer through research to create the medicines of tomorrow.

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Experience Required: 

A Ph.D. in biochemistry, genetics, immunology, cancer biology or a similar field is required with no more than 6 years of postdoctoral experience. An excellent publication record, along with experience in generating/characterizing mouse models, flow cytometry, retroviral transduction, cytogenetics, imaging and genomics will be considered as distinct advantages.

Additional Information: 

Bethesda, located adjacent to Washington, D.C., is an urban core of Montgomery County, MD. Bethesda is one of the most affluent and highly educated communities in the United States. Living in Bethesda offers residents a suburban feel with a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. The public schools in Bethesda are highly rated.

How To Apply: 

To apply for this position, please send a brief cover letter, C.V. and contact information for 3 references via e mail to Dr. Sam John at

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Sam John
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