Postdoctoral Fellow - Computer Science, Algorithmic Biology

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Job Description

A computational biology postdoctoral position is available in the Tumor Evolution and Genomics Section within the Cancer Data Science Laboratory (CDSL), CCR, NCI, to participate in a variety of projects on (i) tumor evolution and intratumor heterogeneity, (ii) pharmacogenomics, (iii) immunogenomics and (iv) privacy preserving and secure genomics. Postdocs are expected and encouraged to develop their own project of interest as well. The CDSL offers a large, active, and highly supportive environment for training in computational cancer biology with numerous opportunities to collaborate with both computational and wet lab researchers.

Qualifications and Job Details

Degree Required
Ph.D. or equivalent
Job Location
Appointment Type
Training Position (Starting stipend: $65,100, bonuses may apply)
Work Schedule
Full-time (In-Person)
US Citizenship not required - (ie, permanent resident, visa)

Required and Preferred Skills

Required Skills

Applicants should have a Ph.D. in Computer Science, Applied Math, Operations Research, or a related discipline, with a strong interest in developing novel algorithmic techniques and applying them to biomolecular, and especially single cell sequencing data. Applicant must be interested in conducting an independent research project in a team setting.

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
  • CV/Resume
  • Statement of Research Goals
  • Cover Letter
  • Summary of Research Experience
Contact Information
Contact Name
Cenk Sahinalp
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DHHS, NIH and NCI are equal opportunity employers. The NCI and CCR are deeply committed to diversity of thought, equity and inclusion and encourage applications from qualified women, underrepresented minorities and individuals with disabilities.