Multiple Bioinformatics Scientist Positions Need to Be Filled at NCI!

NCI’s Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics (DCEG) is currently offering multiple doctorate-level contractor and postdoctoral fellowship positions. If selected by DCEG, you’ll work as a bioinformatics scientist in the Integrative Tumor Epidemiology Branch in Rockville, Maryland.

To read the full job posting and see more details, visit the listing on DCEG’s career webpage.

What will I do?

You will handle performing both standard and complex integrative analyses of large-scale, multi-omics data. This includes:

  • data manipulation,
  • algorithmic implementation,
  • statistical programming,
  • genetic/genomic data analyses,
  • data visualization,
  • manuscript drafting, and
  • the presentation of results to the scientific community within and beyond DCEG.

You could also work on several lung cancer and melanoma studies, such as:

  • EAGLE, a study designed to investigate the genetic and environmental determinants of lung cancer in smokers.
  • Sherlock-Lung, which aims to characterize the genomic and evolutionary landscape of lung cancers in never smokers (LCINS). The study also aims to develop an integrated molecular, histological, and radiological classification of tumors.
  • mapping LCINS incidence rates in the U.S. This also includes integrating information on social features and environmental exposures to uncover LCINS hotspots and possible causes.
  • melanoma studies that aim to uncover genetic susceptibilities to melanoma using familial lineage tracing from thousands of individuals.

Do I meet the qualifications?

To be considered for a contractor position, you must have:

  • a doctorate degree in bioinformatics, computational biology, computer science, biostatistics, applied mathematics, or a related field.
  • a minimum of 3 years of working experience in bioinformatics.
  • experience with different programming languages.
  • experience in data processing and visualization, as well as a strong understanding of statistical analyses for biological data.
  • knowledge of cancer genomics-related data analysis or experience with performing studies related to cancer genomics.

If you’re interested in a postdoctoral fellowship position, you must meet similar requirements, but you do not need a minimum of 3 years of bioinformatics experience.

Who will I work with?

You have the chance to work with DCEG’s Dr. Maria Teresa Landi. Her work focuses on understanding tumor etiology and evolution for potential translational applications. She leads large-scale, multidisciplinary research projects that are primarily focused on genetic and environmental determinants of lung cancer and melanoma. Dr. Landi pioneers cutting-edge analyses of genomic, transcriptomic, and epigenomic data, and integrates molecular data with histological and radiological imaging and clinical and epidemiological data.

How do I apply?

Email your resume and cover letter addressing your qualifications to Dr. Phuc Hoang. Be sure to include “Bioinformatics Scientist Application” in the subject line.

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