Job:APHL-CDC Newborn Screening Bioinformatics Fellowship (Albany, NY)
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Newborn Screening programs are faced with new challenges due to the expansion in the number of newborn screening diseases together with the adoption of more sophisticated biochemical and molecular technologies used to improve disease detection for newborns with heritable diseases.

These challenges include accurate interpretation of complex biomarker profiles, development of analytic and interpretative tools for genetic testing and effective approaches for laboratory data management. In addition there is a need for harmonization of results across complex testing platforms that would greatly aid in biomarker result interpretation.

To address this unmet need in newborn screening laboratories, APHL, in collaboration with the CDC Newborn Screening and Molecular Biology Branch, is offering exciting fellowship opportunities for graduates of bioinformatics programs. This fellowship aims to train and prepare bioinformaticians to apply their expertise within public health and design tools to aid existing public health personnel in the use of bioinformatics. Its mission is to provide a high quality training experience for fellows while providing workforce capacity to the public health laboratory community.

To apply, email the following to

1. Narrative, including:

(a) relevant experience; (b) why you are applying for the fellowship; (c) description of a bioinformatics project with which you have been involved, explaining your role. If you have not been involved in a bioinformatics project, describe a newborn screening-related bioinformatics problem you feel you could address (max 2 pages);

2. Resume or CV (max 2 pages);

3. Three letters of recommendation. Please instruct each reference to email their letter to;

4. Official transcripts.

Stipend (paid by APHL):

  • PhD-level fellows - $65,448 plus an additional $500 monthly insurance stipend.
  • Master’s-level fellows - $54,095 plus an additional $500 monthly insurance stipend.


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