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Genomic Studies of Pediatric Cancers Postdoctoral Fellowship

Work with Drs. Lisa Mirabello and Sharon Savage

Lisa Mirabello, Ph.D., M.S.

The Clinical Genetics Branch is seeking a postdoctoral fellow with an interest in conducting genomic studies to identify susceptibility genes and modifier factors for pediatric cancers. The goal of our research is to identify and characterize genetic variants that underlie the development of pediatric cancers and patient outcomes. The potential fellow will use bioinformatic, genetic, epidemiological, and/or biostatistical methods to analyze complex data derived from genome-wide association and next-generation sequencing (e.g., whole-exome sequencing) pediatric cancer studies.

The candidate will have the opportunity of working closely with researchers with expertise in pediatric cancer, epidemiology, biostatistics, bioinformatics, genetics, and genomics. Fellows have access to data from state-of-the-art studies in cancer genomics and work with highly committed and talented researchers. Learn more about the other advantages of being a DCEG fellow, including our distinctive research environment, mentorship, professional development, compensation and benefits, and commitment to diversity and inclusion.


Sharon A. Savage, M.D.

Applicants with a doctoral degree and background in genetics/genomics, genetic epidemiology, or statistical genetics are encouraged to apply. Candidates with a doctoral degree in related fields with strong quantitative skills are also encouraged to apply. Experience in analyses of large genomic datasets, next-generation sequencing, and/or bioinformatics methods is required. A successful candidate will have excellent communication skills, be highly motivated and able to work in a large multidisciplinary team. Salary and benefits are competitive and commensurate with experience.


Submit your CV/resume to the NCI application database. For more information about this position, please contact Lisa Mirabello, Ph.D., senior investigator, or Sharon Savage, M.D., Chief, CGB.

To explore other clinical genetics fellowships, see the Clinical Genetics Fellowship Opportunities page. 

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