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Functional Genomics, Molecular Genetics of Cancer, Lung Cancer SusceptibilityPosted 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 an opportunity to explore molecular mechanisms of lung cancer and melanoma susceptibility by identifying genes and pathways that contribute to risk, identified from GWAS data. A wide range of functional genomics approaches will be adopted including eQTL, MPRA, RNAseq, Hi-C, CRISPR-screening, and single-cell RNA sequencing. Conventional approaches of molecular genetics and cancer biology will also be adopted to functionally characterize the tumor-promoting potential of identified genes in cell-based systems. The focus of this position will be leading/co-leading international collaborative projects, designing and performing experiments while working closely with multidisciplinary experts such as bioinformaticians, clinicians, and statisticians. Opportunities for learning computational skills and statistical 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 Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, Cancer Biology, Human Genetics, Mouse Genetics, Population Genetics, or related areas within the past 5 years. A demonstrated ability to work in a multidisciplinary and diverse team and clear 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.