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Computational Biologist/BioinformaticianPosted by: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Posted date: 2019-Oct-04
The NCATS Therapeutics Development Branch (TDB) seeks a self-motivated, collaborative postdoctoral fellow to join an interdisciplinary team with a focus on profiling different cell types and responses in the context of rare genetic diseases, infectious diseases, and drug treatments.
TDB develops new systems, novel approaches and methodologies to achieve conceptual breakthroughs in the preclinical therapeutic space and provides collaborative access to technology and expertise in the scientific disciplines of early discovery biology and medicinal chemistry; drug metabolism and pharmacokinetics; toxicology; and chemistry, manufacturing and controls (CMC) synthesis and formulation.
For additional information on the laboratory, please visit: https://ncats.nih.gov/staff/wzheng.
The National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS), the newest of the 27 Institutes and Centers at NIH, mission is to transform translational science to get more treatments to more patients more quickly. NCATS focuses on what is common across diseases and the translational process, emphasizing collaboration, innovation, deliverables, and team science.
The Division of Pre-Clinical Innovation (DPI) is the intramural (i.e. on-site) research program of NCATS and is located in Rockville, Maryland, a few miles from the main NIH campus in Bethesda, MD. DPI focuses on early stages of the translational process, from target validation to first-in-human studies. Over 200 scientists from a variety of disciplines, and across the spectrum of early-career to senior leaders, are responsible for advancing the diverse research portfolio of DPI. In addition to conducting cutting-edge laboratory research, DPI scientists collaborate with over 250 research organizations world-wide.
DPI scientists work in a collaborative, team-based environment. The postdoctoral candidate will be recruited to work on the specific project described below but will have opportunities to collaborate with scientists both within and outside of NCATS on additional projects. The candidate is expected to present results of ongoing work at meetings (such as internal group meetings and national conferences) and submit their work for publication in scientific journals.Qualifications:
The successful candidate will be a bioinformatician/computational biologist with experience in bioinformatic analysis of NexGen sequencing datasets with a strong emphasis in RNA-Seq analysis (bulk and single-cell). Experience with proteomics datasets is also preferred but not necessary. The fellow will also collaborate with researchers in other universities and institutes, as well as learn preclinical drug development from colleagues in multidisciplinary project teams. The fellow should obtain extensive experience and skills in translational research for therapeutics development after this training.
Please send a cover letter, that specifically addresses why you're interested in this position, a CV with bibliography, and names and contact information for three references to Dr. Wei Zheng at NCATSTDBBioHiringmail.nih.gov.
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