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Postdoctoral Position: Cancer Genomics/Functional Genomics

Department of Health and Human Services
National Institutes of Health
National Human Genome Research Institute
Cancer Genetics and Comparative Genomics Branch

Postdoctoral positions are available in the laboratory of Dr. Daphne W. Bell, within the Cancer Genetics and Comparative Genomics Branch of the National Human Genome Research Institute, at NIH.

The goal of our laboratory is to identify, and functionally characterize, somatically mutated genes that underlie the development of clinically aggressive forms of human endometrial (uterine) cancer (Nature Genetics 2012; 44:1310-5). To this end we use next-generation sequencing to decode endometrial cancer exomes and identify candidate cancer genes, followed by functional genomic studies of the encoded mutant proteins.

Candidates should have or be very close to obtaining a Ph.D., and have less than two years of Postdoctoral experience. Applicants must have a strong background in cancer research, as well as expertise in computational genomics (high throughput sequence analysis) and/or molecular biology, as evidenced by peer-reviewed publications including at least one first-author publication. Excellent communication skills and fluency in both spoken and written English are essential.

To apply: Interested candidates should submit their curriculum vitae, a detailed letter of interest, and the names and contact information for three referees to Dr. Daphne Bell

Salary will be commensurate with research experience. The Intramural Research Program is on the Bethesda campus and offers a wide array of training opportunities for scientists early in their careers. The NIH is dedicated to building a diverse community in its training and employment programs.

Daphne W. Bell, Ph.D.
Senior Investigator, Reproductive Cancer Genetics Section
Cancer Genetics and Comparative Genomics Branch
National Human Genome Research Institute/NIH
Building 50, Room 5339
50 South Drive, MSC 8000
Bethesda, MD 20892
Tel: (301) 594-9256
Fax: (301) 594-1360

DHHS and NIH are Equal Opportunity Employers.

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Posted: January 6, 2015

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