I am a Ph.D candidate intending to graduate soon and am looking for potential postdoc opportunities. I am caught in the academia vs industry dilemma like many others in my shoes. I have experience both with wet-lab as well and genomics (mostly transcriptomics) analyses and intend to gain more experience in working with other types of high throughput data from epigenomics, ChIPseq etc. I have applied to few advertised positions as well as cold-called few PIs (with little success so far). I wanted to seek some advice regarding what I should look for in a potential postdoc lab. Your suggestions would help me immensely when I am contacting PIs and also during the interview process. Also, looking at the open positions in genomics related areas, there seems to be a lot of active recruitment in other cities besides my own (I am in the DC metro area). Any suggestions regarding potential labs would be really helpful. Ofcourse NIH is a big option but so far it has been difficult to get people to respond just by emailing them directly with my CV.