Postdoctoral Researcher, Cancer Systems Biology

Johns Hopkins University
Biomedical Engineering
United States MD Baltimore


The NIH-funded Cancer Target Discovery and Development (CTD2) Center at Johns Hopkins University, led by Prof. Andrew J. Ewald and Prof. Joel S. Bader, seeks postdoctoral candidates to fill multiple positions in computational and mathematical cancer systems biology. We encourage applications from candidates demonstrating strong interest in biological systems but whose previous work was in a different field.

Our Center's mission is to apply quantitative experimental and computational methods using organotypic cell culture to dissect the molecular mechanisms of cancer metastasis. Our goal is to identify and validate targets for processes including tumor invasion, dissemination, and metastatic outgrowth, as exemplified by our previous work (PMIDs 22689777, 24332913, 24590176, 26831077). Exceptional candidates who share our vision of developing new classes of therapeutic targets will be considered.


A Ph.D. demonstrating creative and independent research with deep expertise in a computational, mathematical, or theoretical area, including computational genomics, population genetics, image analysis, graphical models, network science, machine learning, and statistical mechanics. Candidates must have a record of developing, implementing, and applying new methods.

Start date

As soon as possible

How to Apply

Send by email to, with subject line "CTD2 compbio postdoc application", a single PDF including a cover letter describing your vision for contributing to this Center, biosketch in NIH or NSF format with full list of publications, and names, email addresses, and phone numbers for 3 references for immediate contact. All applications received by November 1, 2017, will receive full consideration.

We support the Johns Hopkins Roadmap on Diversity and Inclusion and aim to hire the best candidates regardless of race, color, ethnicity, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, marital status, religion, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran status, socioeconomic status, or political viewpoint.


Joel Bader