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Postdoctoral Fellow - Genome Stability and Bioinformatics

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, Research Triangle Park, NC

About the position

A postdoctoral position is available in the Mechanisms of Genome Dynamics Group to investigate mechanisms of hypermutation and genome instability using advanced yeast models, genomics of human somatic cells, and bioinformatics. There are several related research projects using genetics, biochemical and bioinformatics approaches, as well as unique NIEHS clinical resource - Personalized Environment and Genes Study (PEGS) to understand fundamental mechanisms of genome instability, and their impact on human health.

Depending on candidate’s expertise and training goals, specific projects can range from mostly wet lab to mostly bioinformatics. Training usually starts from a relatively low-risk project(s) utilizing approaches developed in the group, which often evolve into findings carried over by a trainee to an independent position.

Along with exceptional facilities and resources, we provide a highly interactive and unique scientific environment and advanced training for diverse cohort of trainees to develop synergistic set of top level expertise in molecular genetics and in bioinformatics. For more information about the Group see: The Group is a part of the Genome Integrity & Structural Biology Laboratory (i.e., department) with PIs renowned for their contributions to the area of genome stability.

Apply for this vacancy

What you'll need to apply

To apply, email cover letter, CV and contact information for three references.

Contact name

Dmitry Gordenin

Contact email


A successful applicant would have:

  • A doctoral level degree with less than five years of postdoctoral research;

Highly recommended are:

  • Experience in molecular biology and genetics;
  • Experience in bioinformatics and genomics.

Additional Information

The NIH is dedicated to building a community in its training and employment programs and encourages the application and nomination of qualified women, minorities, and individuals with disabilities.