An NIH-funded postdoctoral position is available in the Childhood Complex Disease Genomics Section (CCDGS), a new section in the Medical Genomics and Metabolic Genetics Branch (MGMGB) at the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) in Bethesda, Maryland under Dr. Neil Hanchard
The lab is studying a broad portfolio of childhood disorders, including severe undernutrition, sickle cell disease, and early-onset high blood pressure, through national and international collaborations. The successful candidate will therefore be responsible for conducting disease-focused analyses by integrating detailed phenotypic data with genomic, transcriptomic, and epigenomic datasets derived from genome-wide genotyping and next-generation sequencing of participants from diverse ancestral backgrounds. The anticipated work also includes a unique opportunity to develop and expand novel methods of assessing and applying genome variation and diversity across a varied landscape of age-, phenotype-, and disease- models. Candidates with broad interests and backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
Candidates should have or be very close to obtaining a Ph.D. in bioinformatics, biostatistics, genetics, computational biology or closely related areas. Ph.D must be earned less than 5 years ago. Candidates familiar with specialized bioinformatics programs for human genomic analysis, public genomic resources and databases, genetic epidemiology, and complex trait analyses are especially encouraged to apply. Strong programming skills and knowledge of statistics are required. Excellent communication skills and fluency in both spoken and written English are essential.