Postdoctoral Fellowship – Epigenetics of Genome Maintenance

Baltimore, Maryland
Commensurate with experience and NIH salary guidelines
October 14 2021
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

A postdoctoral position is available in Philipp Oberdoerffer’s lab in the Department of Radiation Oncology & Molecular Radiation Sciences (MRS) and Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, MD.

Our lab investigates how epigenetic context affects genome maintenance pathways, and how this feature may be exploited to modulate cell function and malignant growth. We combine expertise in mouse genetics and molecular biology with imaging and epigenomics approaches to determine how DNA damage alters chromatin, gene expression and genome integrity in cell-based systems and mouse models. We are particularly interested in DNA double-strand break repair pathway choice and its impact on the cellular response to replication stress - a major source of endogenous DNA damage associated with cellular senescence and cancer susceptibility. For more information, visit our website.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and highly qualified individual to join a diverse team of scientists at MRS. Candidates with expertise in any of the following are of particular interest: iPOND, DNA combing, ChIP-Seq, ATAC-Seq or translocation sequencing, CRISPR/Cas9-based screening and/or animal work. Experience in bioinformatic analysis of large data sets is a plus. Applicants must possess a Ph.D. or M.D. Ph.D. in molecular biology, biochemistry or a related field and have no more than two years of post-doctoral experience. Investigators are supported by a wide array of intellectual, technological, and research resources available through the Cancer Center and School of Medicine.

The Johns Hopkins University provides extensive opportunities for collaboration, and allows scientists and clinicians to undertake high-risk, high-impact laboratory- and clinic-based investigations.

Interested individuals should submit a single pdf containing curriculum vitae and bibliography, a brief summary of research interests and experience, and the names and addresses of three references. Please send applications via email to:

Philipp Oberdoerffer, Ph. D.
Associate Professor
Johns Hopkins Medicine
Division of Molecular Radiation Sciences
Department of Radiation Oncology & Molecular Radiation Sciences
1550 Orleans St
Baltimore, MD 21287


Johns Hopkins Medicine is committed to a tripartite mission of Patient Care, Research and Education. The department provides full radiation treatment services at 5 campuses in the Baltimore and Washington areas. Johns Hopkins University (JHU) is located in Baltimore with convenient access to the wealth of cultural and historical experience and opportunities of the mid-Atlantic and east coast regions of the country. JHU is an equal opportunity employer. The Department of Radiation Oncology and Molecular Radiation Sciences is committed to building a diverse educational environment.