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The National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), a major research component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), seeks to identify outstanding Tenure-Track or Tenure-Eligible Investigators for the newly established Center for Genomics and Data Science Research (CGDSR) within the Division of Intramural Research, located in Bethesda, Maryland. 

Deadline: January 1, 2024


The CGDSR addresses data-intensive problems in genomics with a mission to: 1) develop cutting-edge computational methods that analyze biomedical, environmental, and clinical data, with an emphasis on multiomics data (including genomic, transcriptomics, epigenomics, proteomics, and environmental data); 2) study the impact of sequence variation, both germline and somatic, in order to develop predictive models of genome function and phenotype; 3) conduct research in basic and applied genomics, comparative genomics, epigenomics, pangenomics, functional genomics, single-cell genomics, genomic medicine, biostatistics, and machine learning; 4) develop high-quality data resources of particular relevance to human genomics such as reference genomes, pangenomes, and functional genomics databases; and 5) advance NHGRI’s focal point for data science research and training at The Forefront of Genomics.

Successful candidates will join a highly collegial group of scientists within the NHGRI and the NIH more broadly. In addition, successful candidates will have access to the unparalleled resources of the NIH Clinical Center, the NIH Intramural Sequencing Center (NISC), NHGRI’s outstanding core facilities, and NIH’s Biowulf cluster, the world’s most powerful supercomputer solely dedicated to biomedical research. The position includes a generous start-up allowance, an ongoing commitment of research space, laboratory and computational resources, and positions for research personnel and trainees. 

Required Qualifications

The incumbent must have remarkable academic credentials in the fields of genomics, bioinformatics, computational biology, data science, computer science, physics, engineering, mathematics, or molecular biology, as evidenced by an advanced degree at the Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent level, as well as a promising record of research accomplishment in genomics. Top candidates must have the ability to provide strong mentorship, create opportunities in support of a diverse workforce, and should have outstanding scientific competence and integrity.


Salary is competitive and will be commensurate with the candidate’s experience. A full Federal benefits package is available, including retirement, health and life insurance, annual and sick leave, and the Thrift Savings Plan (401K equivalent).   

Equal Opportunity Employment

Selection for this position will be based solely on merit, with no discrimination for non-merit reasons such as race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, political affiliation, marital status, disability, age, or membership or non-membership in an employee organization. The NIH encourages applications from qualified women, minorities, and individuals with disabilities. 

How to Apply

 Interested applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a three-page research proposal, and contact information for three professional references to Shirley Freeman at freemansh@mail.nih.gov. Please include in your CV a section detailing your mentoring and outreach activities, especially those involving women and persons from racial/ethnic or other groups underrepresented in biomedical research. Applications will be accepted from November 1, 2023, to January 1, 2024.

Questions about the position and the application process should be sent to Shirley Freeman at freemansh@mail.nih.gov. All information provided by the candidate will remain confidential and will not be released outside the NHGRI search process without a signed release from the candidate. 

Reasonable Accommodation

NIH provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you require reasonable accommodations during any part of the application and hiring process, please notify us. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. 

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Last updated: November 3, 2023