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Postdoctoral Fellow - Functional Genomics, Molecular Genetics, Lung Cancer Susceptibility

About the position

The NCI Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics is recruiting a postdoctoral fellow to join the research group of Jiyeon Choi, Ph.D., Earl Stadtman Investigator in the Laboratory of Translational Genomics. The group studies genetic susceptibility to lung cancer, focusing on mechanistic understanding of genomic data from epidemiological studies such as genome-wide association studies (GWAS).

This position offers an opportunity to explore the genetic risk of lung cancer by characterizing genomic loci associated with the disease in the general population. The research focuses on identifying functional genetic variants, susceptibility genes, and biological pathways contributing to risk. For this, the group adopts a wide range of functional genomics approaches, including expression quantitative loci (eQTL), massively parallel reporter assays, Hi-C, CRISPR, and single-cell sequencing technologies. Conventional molecular genetics and cell biology approaches are also being adopted to functionally characterize the tumor-promoting potential of the identified genes in cell-based systems.

The focus of this position will be leading/co-leading international collaborative projects and designing and performing experiments while working closely with multidisciplinary experts such as bioinformaticians, clinicians, and statisticians. Opportunities for learning bioinformatic skills for analyzing high-dimensional genomic data and mentoring postbaccalaureate or summer students will be available. Learn more about the advantages of being a DCEG fellow (, including our distinctive research environment, mentorship, professional development, compensation and benefits, and commitment to diversity and inclusion.

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What you'll need to apply

Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

Please send a cover letter, curriculum vitae including bibliography, and the names/contact information of three references:

Contact name

Jiyeon Choi

Contact email


Candidates must have completed or will soon complete a Ph.D. or equivalent degree with an emphasis in Human Genetics, Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, Cancer Biology, Population Genetics, Bioinformatics, or related areas within the past five years. A demonstrated ability to work in a multidisciplinary and diverse team, and clear verbal and written communication skills will be favored. Salary will be determined based on NCI stipend schedule for postdoctoral fellows.

Applicants may be U.S. citizens, permanent residents; or foreign nationals (visa requirements apply). Candidates are subject to a background investigation.

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