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Post-doctoral Fellow - bioinformatics

Job Description:

Position is with:

Postdoctoral researcher positions of bioinformatics and cancer data science are available in the laboratory of Peng Jiang at the Center for Cancer Research (CCR), National Cancer Institute (NCI), National Institutes of Health (NIH). The overarching goal of the Jiang Lab is to understand the process of cancer immune evasion and therapy resistance through computational and data-driven approaches. The candidate will develop statistical and machine learning solutions to advance our ability to treat cancer patients. The Jiang Lab is part of the CCR Cancer Data Science Laboratory, a new initiative dedicated to translational omics research and tightly integrated with massive national projects at NCI. As the principal investigator initiating a new team, Dr. Jiang will spend a significant amount of effort on the candidates to ensure the success of their postdoctoral training. For more information, please see Dr. Jiang's website.

Qualifications and Job Details:

  • Degree Required: Ph.D. or equivalent
  • Location: Bethesda, Maryland
  • Appointment Type: Training Position
  • Work Schedule: Full-time position
  • Citizenship: US Citizenship not required - (ie, permanent resident, visa)
  • Stipend: Commensurate with experience

REQUIRED SKILLS: Applicants should have a Ph.D. in computational sciences with high proficiency in bioinformatics, statistics, and machine learning.

PREFERRED SKILLS: Candidates with a background in cancer genomics, immunology research, and imaging analysis will be preferentially considered.

About the NCI Center for Cancer Research:

The Center for Cancer Research (CCR) is home to nearly 250 basic and clinical research groups located on two campuses just outside of Washington, D.C. CCR is part of the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and makes up the largest component of the research effort at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Centrally supported by long-term funding and a culture of complete intellectual freedom, CCR scientists are able to pursue the most important and challenging problems in cancer research. We collaborate with academic and commercial partners and advocacy groups across the world in efforts to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer and HIV/AIDS. The CCR research portfolio covers the full spectrum of biological and biomedical research. Our work ranges from basic to translational and clinical, and our clinical trials are conducted in the NIH Clinical Center, the world’s largest hospital dedicated to clinical research that offers a robust infrastructure to support CCR’s patients on an estimated 250 open studies. The success of CCR is grounded in an exceptionally strong discovery research program that provides the foundation for the seamless translation of insights from bench to bedside. Read more about CCR, the benefits of working at CCR and hear from our staff on their CCR experiences.

Bethesda is one of the most highly educated communities in the United States and has a nationally renowned school system. The city is a thriving suburban center close to Washington, D.C., and home to many restaurants, retailers and a flourishing arts and entertainment district.

How to Apply:

Submit:
  • CV/Resume
  • Statement of Research Goals
  • Three References
  • Cover Letter
  • Summary of Research Experience

Contact Name: Nadia Nimley

Contact Email: nadia.nimley@nih.gov

For questions contact: Nadia Nimley, nadia.nimley@nih.gov

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