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Functional Genomics, Molecular Genetics of Cancer, Lung Cancer Susceptibility Postdoctoral Fellowship

Work with Jiyeon Choi, Ph.D.

The NCI Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics is recruiting a postdoctoral fellow to join the research group of Jiyeon Choi, Ph.D., Earl Stadtman Investigator in the Laboratory of Translational Genomics. The group studies genetic susceptibility to lung cancer and melanoma, focusing on mechanistic understanding of genomic data from epidemiological studies such as genome-wide association studies (GWAS).

This position offers an opportunity to explore the genetic risk of lung cancer and melanoma by characterizing genomic loci associated with these diseases in the general population. The research focuses on identifying functional genetic variants, susceptibility genes, and biological pathways contributing to risk. For this, the group adopts a wide range of functional genomics approaches, including expression quantitative loci, massively parallel reporter assays, Hi-C, CRISPR screening, and single-cell RNA sequencing. Conventional molecular genetics and cell biology approaches will also be adopted to functionally characterize the tumor-promoting potential of the identified genes in cell-based systems.

The focus of this position will be leading/co-leading international collaborative projects, designing and performing experiments while working closely with multidisciplinary experts such as bioinformaticians, clinicians, and statisticians. Opportunities for mentoring postbaccalaureate or summer students will be available. Learn more about the advantages of being a DCEG fellow, including our distinctive research environment, mentorship, professional development, compensation and benefits, and commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Qualifications: Candidates must have completed or will soon complete a Ph.D. or equivalent degree with an emphasis in molecular biology, cell biology, cancer biology, human genetics, mouse genetics, population genetics, or related areas within the past five years. A demonstrated ability to work in a multidisciplinary and diverse team and clear communication skills will be favored. Salary will be determined based on the NCI stipend schedule for postdoctoral fellows.

For more information about this position, please contact Jiyeon Choi, Ph.D

Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Applicants may be U.S. citizens, permanent residents; or foreign nationals (visa requirements apply). Candidates are subject to a background investigation. DHHS, NIH, and NCI are Equal Opportunity Employers and dedicated to building a diverse community in their training and employment programs.

TO APPLY: Please send a cover letter, curriculum vitae including bibliography, and the names/contact information of three references to Dr. Choi
 

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