Staff Scientist - Bioinformatics

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Job Description

The Laboratory of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (LBMB), CCR, NCI, NIH in Bethesda, Maryland is recruiting a Computational Scientist with expertise in analyzing transcriptional and post-transcriptional processes in eukaryotes. In this staff scientist position, the successful applicant will collaborate with our growing group of principal investigators ( The successful candidate will contribute to project design, devising pipelines for data analysis and interpreting results, and will co-author manuscripts as appropriate. The candidate will also train fellows and other personnel in the best practices and pipelines for analyzing a variety of types of sequencing data. Areas currently under study in the LBMB include elucidating the ways in which small noncoding RNA pathways shape eukaryotic transcriptomes, the interplay between RNA pathways and chromatin modifications, and how chromatin structure and DNA topology regulate transcription activities in single cells.

Qualifications and Job Details

Degree Required
Ph.D. or equivalent
Job Location
Appointment Type
Government Position (Salary commensurate with experience)
Work Schedule
Full-time (Hybrid)
US Citizenship not required - (ie, permanent resident, visa)

Required and Preferred Skills

Required Skills

The ideal candidates will have extensive knowledge of gene regulatory mechanisms in eukaryotes and the specialized bioinformatics used to analyze a range of transcriptional and post-transcriptional processes, as well as the interest and ability to develop new analysis pipelines. Applicants should hold a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree and should have at least two years of postdoctoral experience as well as a record of publications that provide evidence of their expertise.

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
  • 3 References
Additional Application Information

To apply to this position, please send your CV and the email contact of 3 references to with the subject “Application to Bioinformatics Position”.

Contact Information
Contact Name
Dr. Shiv Grewal
E-mail Address
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.