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Postdoctoral Fellow - Microbial Bioinformatics and Genomics

National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, MD and surrounding area

About the position

Join the Jiang Lab at the National Library of Medicine (NLM) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and become part of a dynamic team dedicated to uncovering the secrets of microbial and viral evolution. We are currently inviting qualified applications for postdoctoral research positions in Bioinformatics.

Selected candidates will have the opportunity to contribute to cutting-edge research projects and develop their own independent research initiatives. For more information about our lab and projects, please visit:

Become a part of our innovative team as we push the boundaries of microbial research and make significant contributions to the field of bioinformatics and genomics. We are looking for creative, self-motivated individuals who are passionate about applying computational tools to solve complex problems in large-scale microbial genomic analysis. Join us in shaping the future of microbial research!

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What you'll need to apply

Applicants should send the following documents to Dr. Xiaofang Jiang at using the email subject: "PostDoc applicant – First Name, Last Name":

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • A statement of research interests
  • Contact information for three references (names and e-mail addresses)

Contact name

Dr. Xiaofang Jiang

Contact email


Applicants who meet the following requirements will be considered for the positions:

  • A Ph.D. with less than 5 years of postdoctoral experience
  • Ph.D. in bioinformatics, microbiology, virology, or a related discipline with intensive training/experience in bioinformatics
  • Strong proficiency in Python, R, and Bash
  • Strong oral and written communications skills
  • Proven track record in this area reflected in recent or pending publications
  • A clear sense of organization, purpose, and accountability

Prior experience in at least two of the following computational areas:

  • Protein structure modeling and prediction
  • Structural bioinformatics
  • Comparative genomics
  • Metagenomics analysis
  • Large-scale genomic data analysis
  • Evolutionary genomics

Additional Information

The NIH is an equal opportunity employer, and applicants from all backgrounds, including minorities and women, are strongly encouraged to apply.