Postdoctoral Fellow – DNA Damage, CCR, NIH, USA

Postdoctoral Position in USA

Postdoctoral Fellow – DNA Damage: The Radiation Oncology Branch at the Center for Cancer Research (CCR), National Cancer Institute (NCI), National Institutes of Health (NIH) is seeking highly motivated postdoctoral fellows to join Dr. Travis Stracker’s laboratory. The lab focuses on understanding DNA damage-induced signaling in cancer and identifying vulnerabilities for therapeutic targeting using cutting-edge technologies.

Postdoctoral Fellow – DNA Damage Response, Cancer

Designation: Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Area: DNA Damage Response, Cancer

Location: Bethesda, Maryland


  • Degree Required: Ph.D. or equivalent
  • Required Skills: Expertise in molecular biology, cell biology, genetics, or biochemistry; experience in mammalian tissue culture.
  • Preferred Skills: Experience with mouse cancer models, flow cytometry, viral vectors, CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing, high throughput sequencing, and bioinformatics.

Job Description: Postdoctoral fellow positions are available in the laboratory of Dr. Travis Stracker. 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 employs multiple approaches, including genome-wide CRISPR/Cas9 screening, quantitative proteomics, and imaging-based screening to identify and validate new cancer targets.

How to Apply: Submit the following documents:

  • CV/Resume
  • Statement of Research Goals
  • Three References
  • Cover Letter

Contact Information:

Additional Application Information:

  • Applicants should ideally have 1 year or less post-Ph.D. experience.
  • International applicants eligible for valid employment authorization visas are welcome to apply.

Last Date to Apply: Please submit your application by July 31, 2024.

About the NCI Center for Cancer Research: The CCR is home to nearly 250 research groups and is part of the NCI at NIH. It supports a wide range of biological and biomedical research from basic to clinical trials. CCR offers a unique environment with long-term funding, intellectual freedom, and collaborations with various partners to tackle significant challenges in cancer research.

About Bethesda: Bethesda is a highly educated suburban community near Washington, D.C., known for its excellent schools, vibrant arts and entertainment district, and diverse dining and retail options.

For more information about the position and to read more about CCR, please visit our website.



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