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Bioinformatics for Functional Genomics and Population Genetics of CancerPosted by: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Posted date: 2020-Feb-17
A new research group in the Laboratory of Translational Genomics (LTG) under the Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics (DCEG) of the National Cancer Institute is seeking candidates for postdoctoral positions. The new group will study genetic susceptibility to common cancers including melanoma and lung cancer, focusing on mechanistic understanding of genomic data from epidemiological studies such as those from genome-wide association studies (GWAS). Please visit the website to find out more about research interests (https://dceg.cancer.gov/about/staff-directory/choi-jiyeon).
This position offers exposure to a wide range of large-scale genomic datasets including GWAS, eQTL, and tumor mutational signatures/mutational profiles, as well as high-throughput functional analysis data from MPRA, RNAseq, Hi-C, CRISPR-screening, and single-cell RNA sequencing. The focus of this position will be leading/co-leading international collaborative projects, designing and implementing analytical strategies for high dimensional data while working closely with multidisciplinary experts such as biologists, clinicians, and statisticians. Co-mentoring by a statistician could also be arranged based on circumstances. Opportunities for training in human genetics/population genetics as well as mentoring postbaccalaureate or summer students will be available based on interest.Qualifications:
Candidates must have completed or will soon complete a Ph.D. or equivalent degree with an emphasis in Bioinformatics, Biostatistics, Computer Science, Statistical Genetics, Genomics, Genetic Epidemiology or related areas within the past five years. A demonstrated ability to work in a multidisciplinary and diverse team, experiences in analyzing different types of epidemiology and 'omics data, and clear verbal and written communication skills will be favored. Salary will be determined based on NCI stipend schedule for postdoctoral fellows.
For more information about this position, please contact: Jiyeon Choi, Ph.D. (jiyeon.choi2nih.gov)To Apply:
Please send a cover letter, curriculum vitae including bibliography, and the names/contact information of three references to jiyeon.choi2nih.gov.
This position is subject to a background investigation. The NIH is dedicated to building a diverse community in its training and employment programs.