Postdoctoral Position at Johns Hopkins, Epigenetics and Breast Cancer

Johns Hopkins University - Baltimore, MD4.0


Postdoctoral Position Available: Epigenetics and Breast Cancer Risk

The Zahnow laboratory in the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins has an immediate opening for a funded postdoctoral fellow to conduct research into how alcohol alters the epigenome in breast tissue and increases the risk of breast cancer.

Highly motivated candidates within 2 years of earning their Ph.D. are sought.

  • A track record of first author publications is favored.
  • Established experience in the areas of epigenetics, breast cancer, and bioinformatics is highly desirable.
  • Experience with RNA-Seq, ATAC-Seq, CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing, immunoblotting, mouse handling and surgery, PCR, cloning is desirable.
  • Ideal candidates should be independent and productive, intellectually curious, possess a passion for research, enjoy teaching others and be willing to work as part of a team to make important projects succeed.

Please address all inquiries to Dr. Cynthia Zahnow

Applications should include a cover letter describing your interests and molecular skills, CV and the names and email addresses of three references with whom you have recently worked.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $50,004.00 /year


  • Doctorate (Required)


  • English (Required)

Work authorization:

  • United States (Required)

Benefits offered:

  • Paid time off
  • Health insurance
  • Parental leave
  • Dental insurance
  • Education assistance or tuition reimbursement
  • Flexible schedules
  • Workplace perks such as food/coffee and flexible work schedules
  • Retirement benefits or accounts
  • Gym memberships or discounts