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Apply for a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Bioinformatics and Evolutionary Genomics

Dr. Andy Baxevanis of the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), NCI's sister institute, is seeking a bioinformatics candidate to support his group’s efforts to sequence several invertebrate species that have the potential to serve as models for the study of allorecognition. As a postdoctoral fellow, the candidate will:

  • directly contribute to translational medicine research by studying these non-traditional animal models and their usefulness in human disease research.
  • have the opportunity to develop and apply comparative genomic approaches to these and other large-scale genomic data sets, focusing on the evolution of specific protein families and biological pathways that may play critical roles in the immune response.

Candidate qualifications include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • A background in immunology and evolutionary biology
  • Possessing or close to possessing a doctorate or equivalent degree in bioinformatics, computational biology, computer science, molecular biology, or a closely related field
  • Programming skills and experience in the application of computational methods to genomic data

Applicants interested in contributing to translational medicine research should submit a curriculum vitae, a detailed letter of interest, and the names of three potential references to Dr. Baxevanis.

For more information, please visit the NHGRI Careers and Training webpage.