Molecular Biology and Genomics

Updated: about 17 hours ago

Position Description:
A postdoctoral fellowship is available immediately at the National Institute on Aging, NIH, from a two-year intramural NIH project with a potential for renewal in the third year. We aim to develop new high throughput sequencing methods to analyze patient plasma samples.  The successful applicant will work with Drs. Myong-Hee Sung and Ranjan Sen in the Laboratory of Molecular Biology and Immunology located in NIH/NIA Baltimore, Maryland. 

Qualifications:
We are seeking a highly motivated recent Ph.D. scientist who has a solid background in biochemistry and molecular biology and is interested in mastering the latest epigenomic tools.  An ideal candidate would have some experience with construction and QC of sequencing libraries for Illumina GA/HiSeq/NextSeq platforms (RNA-seq, ChIP-seq, or DNase/ATAC-seq). Familiarity with commonly used computational genomics tools would be preferred but not

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.required.

To Apply:
Please send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and contact information for 3 references to: sungm@mail.nih.gov  . The evaluations of candidates will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Some relevant publications:

  • Sung MH et al. Genome-wide footprinting: ready for prime time? Nature Methods 2016 (PMID: 26914206)
  • Sung MH et al. DNase footprint signatures are dictated by factor dynamics and DNA sequence. Molecular Cell 2014 (PMID: 25242143)
  • Snyder MW et al. Cell-free DNA Comprises an In Vivo Nucleosome Footprint that Informs Its Tissues-Of-Origin. Cell 2016 (PMID: 26771485)

DHHS and NIH are Equal Opportunity Employers. The NIH is dedicated to building a diverse community in its training and employment programs.


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