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Postdoctoral Fellow - DNA repair, anti-cancer drugs

National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MD and surrounding area

About the position

A postdoctoral fellow position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Yuichi Machida in the Developmental Therapeutics Branch (DTB), NCI-NIH to study DNA repair mechanisms and their effect on anti-cancer drug sensitivity. Dr. Machida’s research focuses on proteases involved in the repair of DNA-Protein Crosslink (DPC) damage. The successful candidate will study proteolytic DPC repair mechanisms using molecular and cellular biology techniques as well as mouse genetics. To learn more about the research in the Machida lab, please visit:

The Developmental Therapeutics Branch (DTB) offers collaborative and highly interactive research environment. Opportunities are available to interact with the members of the multidisciplinary research community in the DTB consisting of basic scientists, bioinformaticians and clinical scientists. We are committed to creating inclusive research environment and support successful research careers of all trainees.

Apply for this vacancy

What you'll need to apply

Applications, including a cover letter, curriculum vitae and bibliography, should be sent to:

Yuichi Machida, Ph.D.
Senior Investigator
Developmental Therapeutics Branch
Center for Cancer Research
National Cancer Institute

Contact name

Yuichi Machida

Contact email


Qualified candidates must have a Ph.D. in a field deemed relevant by the program before the appointment. Candidates with a background in DNA repair or experience in the following areas are encouraged to apply.

  • Structural biology
  • Mouse studies
  • Genomics
  • Proteomics
  • CRISPR screening
  • Genome editing
  • Single-molecule studies
  • Assay development

Additional Information

The NIH is dedicated to building a community in its training and employment programs and encourages the application and nomination of qualified women, minorities, and individuals with disabilities.