Postdoctoral Fellows - bioinformatics, data analysis

Cancer Data Science Laboratory
Research Area Keywords: 

bioinformatics, data analysis, algorithms

Position Description: 

The Cancer Data Science Laboratory (CDSL), Center for Cancer Research (CCR), National Cancer Institute (NCI), National Institutes of Health (NIH), in Bethesda, Maryland is recruiting Postdoctoral Fellows to join the Intramural Research Program’s mission of high-impact, high reward science. The CDSL ( mission of harnessing a broad spectrum of computational approaches (e.g., statistics, machine learning, algorithms, etc.) for analyzing and integrating cancer omics data. Candidates will develop cutting-edge computational methods to address fundamental questions concerning cancer origin, evolution, progression, and treatment. The Lab will work in a highly collaborative and integrative manner with other NCI Labs to generate testable predictions whose experimental outcomes could further feedback to the algorithm development. The lab works in a highly collaborative and integrative manner with other CCR research labs to provide an analysis counterpart to their experiments and generate further testable predictions whose experimental outcomes could further feedback to the computation. We encourage outstanding scientists, developing and applying computational approaches for analyzing large scale cancer data to apply. 

CCR is working to solve the most pressing problems in the field through basic, translational and clinical cancer research to create the cancer medicines of tomorrow and is dedicated to preparing the next generation of cancer researchers. Read more about CCR, the benefits of working at CCR and hear from our staff on their CCR experiences.

CCR is dedicated to preparing the next generation of cancer researchers and offers a training environment that is second-to-none in quality of science and mentoring by outstanding principal investigators, including nine members of the National Academy of Science and eight members of the National Academy of Medicine. CCR offers fellows access to cutting-edge technologies and cores, a highly collaborative environment, awards and research forums to recognize outstanding post docs, continuous scientific symposia and lectures featuring leading researchers, a strong commitment to translational research, and a vibrant clinical research program housed in the world’s largest dedicated research hospital, the NIH Clinical Center.

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Qualifications for this position include Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in computational sciences and related fields. Candidates should be proficient in bioinformatics, data analysis, algorithms, combinatorial optimization, machine learning and computational biology. Candidates with a background and track record in big data analysis and genomics as well as other omics data, especially in the context of cancer will be preferentially considered.

Additional Information: 

Bethesda, located adjacent to Washington, D.C., is an urban core of Montgomery County, MD. Bethesda is one of the most affluent and highly educated communities in the United States. Living in Bethesda offers residents a suburban feel with a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. The public schools in Bethesda are highly rated.

How To Apply: 

There are multiple investigators at the Lab with broad coverage of expertise, including genetic interaction, epigenetic regulation, structural variation, tumor heterogeneity and evolution, single-cell omics, precision medicine, and immunotherapy resistance. Applicants are encouraged to explore the profile of each investigator and identify the best match of research focus. Interested candidates should submit documents to Nadia Nimley at and the applicable investigator (below):

1. Peng Jiang, Stadtman Investigator

2. Sridhar Hannenhalli, Senior Investigator

3. Cenk Sahinalp, Senior Investigator

4. Eytan Ruppin, Chief

Interested applicants should submit:

  • Cover letter
  • Names and contact information of three references
  • Current curriculum vitae and complete bibliography (CV should include mentoring and outreach activities)
Contact Name: 
Nadia Nimley
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