Computational Biology/Bioinformatics

Postdoctoral Research/Visiting Fellowships are immediately available in Raja Jothi's laboratory at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Dr. Jothi's group is interested in elucidating mechanisms of gene regulation. In particular, the group is interested in understanding how transcription regulators and chromatin modifications regulate gene expression programs during cellular development and differentiation. Currently, the group is focused on developing and applying experimental and computational (genomics and bioinformatics) approaches to map and characterize regulatory elements and epigenomes in human and mouse embryonic/hematopoietic stem cells, T cells, and cancer cells.

Successful candidates will undertake several exciting new projects in the general areas of Computational Biology, Epigenomics, Functional Genomics, and Systems Biology with particular emphasis on Human and Mouse genomes. He/She will employ computational approaches to integrate and analyze genome-wide biological datasets generated in-house using gene expression microarrays and next-generation massively parallel sequencing technologies (ChIP-Seq, RNA-Seq, etc) to elucidate novel mechanisms of gene regulation. There will be ample opportunities to work closely with experimental biologists.

Qualifications: Candidates should have obtained a PhD degree in Computational Biology, Bioinformatics, Computer Science, Biophysics or a related discipline. Programming skills and experience in the application of computational methods to high-throughput genomic data are highly desirable. Excellent communications skills and the ability to work on a variety of projects are essential.

Location: NIEHS main campus in the Research Triangle Park (RTP), North Carolina. The RTP is the largest research park in US located between Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill, and is within ~12 miles from Duke University, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, and North Carolina State University.

Scientist magazine ranks NIEHS as the 16th best workplace for Postdocs, ahead of the National Cancer Institute (NCI), which is ranked at number 19, and NIH, which came in at 32

Stipend/Salary & Benefits: Successful candidates will be offered competitive stipend/salary commensurate with number of years of postdoctoral experience and accomplishments.

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This file was last updated on Dec 28, 2011. Copyright 2006-2011, Raja Jothi. All rights reserved.