Position type: Postdoctoral position at NIH
Position title: Computational epigenomics
Employer name: National Institute on Aging
Position location: Baltimore, MD
Application deadline: January 1, 2017
A postdoctoral fellowship is available immediately at the National Institute on Aging, NIH, for developing computational methods to analyze high-throughput sequencing-based chromatin assays. The successful applicant will work in the laboratory of Dr. Myong-Hee Sung located at the Johns Hopkins Bayview campus, Baltimore, Maryland.
We, the new NIA Transcription Systems Dynamics and Biology Unit (see NIH lab page), are seeking highly motivated recent Ph.D. scientists who are interested in investigating outstanding questions in epigenomics using statistical and computational tools. Relevant publications for future projects include Sung et al. Mol Cell 2014 (PMID: 25242143); Kwon et al. Cell 2013 (PMID: 24360274); Hakim et al. Genome Res 2013 (PMID: 23212947); Sung and Hager, Nat Gen 2011 (PMID: 22030604). An ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. degree in mathematics, physics, engineering, or a related quantitative discipline, and has some knowledge in molecular biology or genomics methods. To apply, please send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and contact information for 3 references to: firstname.lastname@example.org
About training at NIH: Postdoctoral training in the NIH Intramural Research Program (IRP) provides the opportunity for recent doctoral degree recipients to enhance their research skills in the resource-rich National Institutes of Health (NIH) environment, which consists of more than 1200 laboratories/research projects located on the main campus in Bethesda, MD and the surrounding area as well as in Baltimore and Frederick, MD; Research Triangle Park, NC; Hamilton, MT; Framingham, MA; and Detroit, MI. Trainees pursue basic, translational, and clinical research free from the demands of obtaining grants and teaching, although opportunities to do both are available. At the NIH, postdocs work in a highly collaborative research environment with leading scientists and clinicians. The postdoctoral community at the NIH is large (approximately 4,000 strong) and vibrant. Trainees come from across the U.S. and around the world. Support for international postdocs is provided by the NIH Division of International Services.
Eligibility: To be eligible for postdoctoral training in the NIH IRP, individuals must hold a doctoral degree (PhD, MD, DDS, or the equivalent) and have no more than five years of relevant research experience since receipt of their most recent doctoral degree. U.S. citizens and permanent residents are appointed to Postdoctoral Intramural Research Training Awards (IRTAs); citizens of other nations are appointed as Visiting Fellows.
Stipend and Benefits: The stipends for postdoctoral trainees at the NIH are adjusted yearly; with supplements for prior experience, multiple degrees, and expertise in areas of current interest to the NIH such as mathematics, engineering, chemistry, and bioinformatics. Note that stipends for Postdoc IRTAs and Visiting Fellows are identical. Benefits include health insurance for the trainee and his/her family, and support for coursework related to the trainee's research and travel to meetings is often available. In addition, the NIH Fellows Committee (FelCom) and the NIH Office of Intramural Training & Education (OITE) sponsor a wide range of career development and social activities. The OITE includes an Office of Postdoctoral Services, a Career Services Center and Career Library.
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