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Apply for Bioinformatics Postdoctoral Position to Study Genomics of Complex Childhood Disorders at the Center for Precision Health Research

NCI’s sister institute, the National Human Genome Research Institute, is recruiting a bioinformatics-focused postdoctoral fellow for the Childhood Complex Disease Genomics Section (CCDGS), a new section in the Center for Precision Health Research. Apply for the fellowship to research a broad range of childhood health issues, including severe undernutrition, sickle cell disease, and early-onset high blood pressure in African and African-ancestry populations. This work focuses on an underrepresented population that will provide candidates the opportunity to hone their bioinformatic and statistical skills while conducting research that has the potential to improve health equity.

The selected candidate will have the opportunity to analyze phenotypic and genomic data from a variety of data sets while developing new methods of assessing genome variation under the supervision of Dr. Neil Hanchard. The anticipated work also includes a unique opportunity to develop and expand novel methods of assessing genome variation across a varied landscape of age-, phenotype-, and disease- models.

Candidates should have or be very close to obtaining a Ph.D. in bioinformatics, biostatistics, human genetics, computational biology, or closely related areas. Additionally, candidates must be excellent communicators, fluent in both written and spoken English.

Interested candidates should submit their curriculum vitae, a brief statement of their research interests, and the names and contact information for two references via email to Ava Miller or Neil Hanchard.