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A postdoctoral fellowship in genomic science and health equity, cosponsored by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Office of Minority Health and Health Equity (OMHHE), is currently available.

Position Description

A postdoctoral fellowship in genomic science and health equity, cosponsored by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Office of Minority Health and Health Equity (OMHHE), is open for applications. The interagency Genomic Science and Health Equity Fellowship Program will fund this postdoctoral fellowship. The fellowship program is designed to prepare fellows to use genetic, genomic and pharmacogenomic approaches to advance minority health and health equity and train them in the research methodology and medical product development processes that facilitate the delivery of drugs, biologics and devices from bench to bedside. Fellows are required to pursue genomics-related research that integrates health equity and addresses how to deliver new technology in clinical spaces. Fellows who are interested in investigating the following are encouraged to apply:

  • research aimed at increasing the translational and clinical genomic data available on minority health and health disparities populations
  • rare genomic diseases that disproportionately have an impact on minority populations
  • ethical, legal and social impacts of genomic health and healthcare disparities.
     

Postdoctoral fellows will have the opportunity to advance their knowledge of health disparity and regulatory sciences through OMHHE, including participating in projects that support OMHHE’s Enhance Equity Initiative.

  • Position Description

    A postdoctoral fellowship in genomic science and health equity, cosponsored by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Office of Minority Health and Health Equity (OMHHE), is open for applications. The interagency Genomic Science and Health Equity Fellowship Program will fund this postdoctoral fellowship. The fellowship program is designed to prepare fellows to use genetic, genomic and pharmacogenomic approaches to advance minority health and health equity and train them in the research methodology and medical product development processes that facilitate the delivery of drugs, biologics and devices from bench to bedside. Fellows are required to pursue genomics-related research that integrates health equity and addresses how to deliver new technology in clinical spaces. Fellows who are interested in investigating the following are encouraged to apply:

    • research aimed at increasing the translational and clinical genomic data available on minority health and health disparities populations
    • rare genomic diseases that disproportionately have an impact on minority populations
    • ethical, legal and social impacts of genomic health and healthcare disparities.
       

    Postdoctoral fellows will have the opportunity to advance their knowledge of health disparity and regulatory sciences through OMHHE, including participating in projects that support OMHHE’s Enhance Equity Initiative.

Qualifications

Applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Have or obtain a Ph.D., M.D., Pharm.D. or D.V.M. in medicine, human genetics, genomics, computational biology, cell or molecular biology, epidemiology, biostatistics, public health, social and behavioral science or closely related areas.
  • Have fewer than five years of relevant research experience since receipt most recent doctoral degree.
  • Have strong laboratory skills, some knowledge of statistics, excellent communication skills and fluency in both spoken and written English.
  • Be a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident.

 

  • Qualifications

    Applicants must meet the following requirements:

    • Have or obtain a Ph.D., M.D., Pharm.D. or D.V.M. in medicine, human genetics, genomics, computational biology, cell or molecular biology, epidemiology, biostatistics, public health, social and behavioral science or closely related areas.
    • Have fewer than five years of relevant research experience since receipt most recent doctoral degree.
    • Have strong laboratory skills, some knowledge of statistics, excellent communication skills and fluency in both spoken and written English.
    • Be a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident.

     

How to Apply

Applications will be accepted starting October 11, 2021, and will be screened on a rolling basis until the position is filled. The fellow is expected to start in summer or fall 2022.

Interested candidates should submit the following to Jamil B. Scott, Ph.D., M.P.H. at NHGRIFDAFellowship@nih.gov:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Brief statement of research interests
  • Names and contact information for two professional references
     

This position is subject to a background investigation. The NIH is dedicated to building a diverse community in its training and employment programs.

  • How to Apply

    Applications will be accepted starting October 11, 2021, and will be screened on a rolling basis until the position is filled. The fellow is expected to start in summer or fall 2022.

    Interested candidates should submit the following to Jamil B. Scott, Ph.D., M.P.H. at NHGRIFDAFellowship@nih.gov:

    • Curriculum vitae
    • Brief statement of research interests
    • Names and contact information for two professional references
       

    This position is subject to a background investigation. The NIH is dedicated to building a diverse community in its training and employment programs.

Last updated: February 22, 2022