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Genetic and Epigenomic Analysis of Pancreas Cancer Risk

National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MD and surrounding area

Position Description:

A postdoctoral position is available at the National Cancer Institute, NIH, to lead a collaborative project between Drs. Efsun Arda and Laufey Amundadottir’s groups. Our research is focused on understanding the molecular basis of pancreas cancer risk using genetic and epigenomic approaches. We are seeking candidates interested in genomics, human genetics, chromatin, developmental and cell biology, statistics, and bioinformatics. The candidate will be mentored by both groups. We provide a highly interdisciplinary, collaborative environment and strive to help our trainees develop rigorous analytical skills to prepare them for independent careers in science. Drs. Arda and Amundadottir are committed to increasing diversity, equity and inclusion in cancer research.

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This position will be supported by a competitive intramural Center for Cancer Research (CCR) - Division of Cancer Epidemiology (DCEG) fellowship. CCR and DCEG are intramural divisions of the National Cancer Institute (NCI), which is part of National Institutes of Health (NIH). CCR and DCEG provide a highly collaborative, enabling environment for research fellows with more than 40 core facilities ranging from bioinformatics and computing, chemistry and structural biology, flow cytometry, genomics, imaging and microscopy, pharmacology, proteomics and single cell analysis.


Applicants must have a Ph.D. and/or an M.D. degree, and at least one first author peer-reviewed publication. The NIH is dedicated to building a diverse community in its training and employment programs. This position is subject to a background investigation.

To Apply:

Please submit a cover letter, CV, and three letters of reference to Dr. Efsun Arda ( or Dr. Laufey Amundadottir ( Informal inquiries are welcome.


This post will be available until July 23, 2021 or until filled.

The NIH is dedicated to building a diverse community in its training and employment programs.