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Location: Bethesda, Maryland

Application Deadline: Rolling


Position Description

Dr. Criswell’s group is focused on the genomics and epidemiology of human autoimmune rheumatic diseases, particularly systemic lupus erythematosus and Sjögren’s disease, in multi-ethnic populations. Our current research efforts include the integration and analysis of multiple omics technologies/data including next-generation sequencing, methylomics, chromatin accessibility, transcriptomics, metabolomics and exposomics. Research in the Criswell lab involves dry lab components only, giving postdocs the opportunity to hone computational and bioinformatics skills. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to develop and apply bioinformatic and computational approaches specifically to integrate multiple omics data types to elucidate the biology and underlying heterogeneity of autoimmune disorders. 


Candidates should have or be close to obtaining a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in bioinformatics, biostatistics, computational biology, computer science, epidemiology or a closely related field. Programming skills and experience in the application of computational methods to genomic data are required. Candidates with a background in single cell analyses are particularly encouraged to apply. The ability to learn how to use new software and quickly become an expert in its use, critical thinking, problem-solving abilities and the ability to work semi-independently are required. Applicants must possess good communication skills and be fluent in both spoken and written English. It is important that the successful candidate be able to present data and ideas through lab meetings, seminars, conferences and written publications. 

NIH Intramural Research Program

The NIH Intramural Research Program is on the Bethesda, Maryland campus and it offers a wide array of training opportunities for scientists who are early in their careers. Postdocs in the Criswell lab will be joining the unique scientific environment at the NIH, with thousands of highly collaborative researchers working on topics spanning basic biology to clinical research. In addition, the Washington, D.C. metro area is an exciting, cosmopolitan place to live, with excellent transit, schools and attractions. 

How to Apply

Interested applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a detailed letter of interest and the names of three potential references to Dr. Criswell at lindsey.criswell@nih.gov. Postdoctoral traineeships are not available to scientists with more than five years of relevant research experience since the completion of their most recent doctoral degree.

HHS, NIH, and NHGRI are Equal Opportunity Employers. 

Last updated: February 22, 2023