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Computational Biology and Bioinformatics

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

Position Description:
Postdoctoral Fellowships are immediately available in the Jothi lab at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), National Institutes of Health (NIH).
The Jothi Lab is interested in understanding how transcription regulators and chromatin modifications regulate gene expression programs during cellular development and differentiation. The group uses integrative interdisciplinary approaches-merging systems and molecular biology, and functional genomics-to map, reconstruct, and understand fundamental biological processes ranging from transcription to signal transduction using embryonic stem cells as a model system.
Successful candidates will undertake several exciting new projects in the general areas of Computational Biology, Functional Genomics, Epigenomics, and Systems Biology. He/She will employ computational approaches to integrate and analyze genome-wide biological datasets generated in-house using next-generation sequencing technologies (ChIP-Seq, RNA-Seq, etc) to elucidate novel mechanisms of gene regulation. There will be ample opportunities to work closely with experimental biologists in the group.

Qualifications:
Candidates should have obtained a PhD degree within the last 5 years in Computational Biology, Bioinformatics, Computer Science, Biophysics or a related discipline. Programming skills and experience in the application of computational methods to high-throughput genomic data are highly desirable. Excellent communications skills and the ability to work on a variety of projects are essential.

Location:
NIEHS main campus is located in the Research Triangle Park (RTP), North Carolina. The RTP is the largest research park in US located between Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill, and is ~15-minute drive from Duke University, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, and North Carolina State University.

To Apply:
Please send CV and the names of three references via email to
Raja Jothi, Ph.D.
Senior Investigator & Chief, Systems Biology Section
Epigenetics & Stem Cell Biology Laboratory
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
National Institutes of Health
Mail Drop A3-03
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709
Email: jothi@mail.nih.gov

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