Job:Bioinformatics trainee position at NIH
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We are looking for a recent graduate (bachelors or masters) proficient in the Python programming language who is willing to learn about cutting-edge biology to make an entry into bioinformatics and biomedical research. Little or no biological knowledge is expected; this training will be provided.

The opening is for a post-baccalaureate bioinformatics trainee in the Laboratory of Cellular and Developmental Biology, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD. This is a one year appointment with the possibility of renewal for a second year. It is intended for recent college graduates who are planning to apply to graduate school and provides an opportunity to spend one or two years performing full-time research at the NIH.

The candidate will be embedded in the laboratory working alongside and being trained by experienced bioinformatics scientists. The candidate will assist with analysis of high-throughput genomics data such as RNA-seq, ChIP-seq, and long-range interaction assays. The candidate will also help provide general computational support to a group of 5 labs working on the regulation of gene expression during development.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Required qualifications:

  • Proficiency in the Python programming language
  • Familiarity with Unix environment
  • US citizen or permanent resident who intends to apply to graduate and/or professional programs during their tenure in the program
  • Appointment must begin within 3 years of receipt of a bachelor's degree or within 6 months of receipt of a master's degree.

To apply, please send a resume/CV and cover letter to Ryan Dale, dalerr@niddk.nih.gov

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