Multiple postdoctoral positions are available in the laboratory of Dr. Adam Phillippy, within the Computational and Statistical Genomics Branch (CSGB) of the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI).
The Phillippy lab is seeking applicants with an interest in developing and/or applying computational methods for genome assembly, sequence alignment, structural variant detection, metagenomics, information visualization, and machine learning. We are currently interested in single-molecule sequencing technologies from Pacific Biosciences and Oxford Nanopore for the real-time analysis of genomes and metagenomes with diagnostic applications to cancer, infectious disease, and genetic disorders. Our recent work includes developing the first scalable methods for assembling human genomes from single-molecule sequencing, and our mission includes all problems at the frontier of genomics.
The Intramural Research Program is on the NIH Bethesda campus and offers a wide array of training and collaboration opportunities for early-career scientists. The funding for this position is stable and offers the trainee wide latitude in the design and pursuit of their own research. The successful candidate will have access to robust high-performance computing resources, the NIH sequencing center, NHGRI core facilities, and clinical collaborations such as the NIH Undiagnosed Diseases Program.
Candidates should have or be close to obtaining a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in a field related to computer science, computational genomics, or applied mathematics. Prior experience in genomics and bioinformatics is highly desirable but not required for consideration. Applicants must possess good programming, English, and analytical skills. Salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience.
Interested applicants should submit their CV, a brief research statement, and the names of three references to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Posted: December 9, 2015