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Bioinformatician in Cancer Genomics

The Integrative Tumor Epidemiology Branch of the NCI Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics (DCEG) is recruiting a bioinformatician to support a research program in molecular epidemiology of cancer, under the direction of Maria Teresa Landi, M.D., Ph.D., senior investigator.

The overall aim of the research program is to identify the determinants of cancer risk and progression, integrating genomic analyses of tumor and germline in combination with host and environmental factors. Specific areas of research include:

  1. Characterization of genetic and epigenetic intra-tumor heterogeneity and clonal evolution of solid tumors and their associations with exposures and clinical outcomes;
  2. Molecular characterization of tumors to identify exposure signatures and subtype-specific causes of cancer;
  3. Tumor evolution, from precursor lesions to malignant features and metastatic events;
  4. Genetic susceptibility of tumors in large population-based or family-based studies.

Position Description

The successful candidate will conduct bioinformatics analyses of large genomics data, such as whole genome sequencing, whole exome sequencing, genome-wide methylation data, ultra-deep target sequencing and others. He/she will be involved in collaborative research with intramural and extramural researchers and several international consortia, with opportunities for a lead role in publications.

Qualifications include a Ph.D. in bioinformatics, cancer genomics, tumor evolution, or related fields. An M.S. degree with several years of experience would be considered. Methodological and analytical skills and excellent written and oral (English) communication are required. Prior postdoctoral training experience in somatic genomics analyses with a history of publications that reflect superb writing skills is highly desirable. Job also requires organizational ability, attention to detail, initiative, flexibility, and an aptitude for multi-tasking, interpersonal relationships, and teamwork. U.S. citizenship is not a requirement.

The candidate will work in the Integrative Tumor Epidemiology Branch, Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics (DCEG) at NCI, NIH.

Salary is commensurate with research experience and accomplishments. Full federal benefits including salary, leave, health and life insurance, long-term care insurance, retirement, and savings plan (401k equivalent) will be provided. All employees of the federal government are subject to the conflict of interest statutes and regulations, including the Standards of Ethical Conduct. Find additional information on DCEG.

To apply:
Please send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, bibliography, statement of research interests, and the names/contact information of three references to Dr. Maria Teresa Landi.

We are hoping to fill the position as quickly as possible; the position will remain open until the position is filled.

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