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Chromatin and Epigenetics in Development and Disease

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), Bethesda, MD and surrounding area

Position Description:

The Molecular Pathology Section (MPS), National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), National Institutes of Health (NIH), is seeking postdoctoral candidates with training/expertise in molecular biology, murine models, protein structural biology and cancer research.  In addition, research experience in high throughput sequencing (RNA-seq, ChIP-seq, ATAC-seq) and immunology are highly desirable.

We are looking for a motivated, talented, and dedicated scientist to join our research team. The fellow recruited for the position will work on chromatin biology projects related to two paralogous chromatin-binding factors: CTCF and BORIS, and their roles in normal biology and cancer.  The fellow recruited for the position will have opportunities to learn and practice multiple next-generation techniques for the research projects.  NIH offers competitive salary and comprehensive health insurance. 


The qualified candidate should have received a PhD degree in one of the relevant fields or be currently pursuing one of the degrees with completion by the appointment start date (Flexible, Starting at summer of 2022). Degree must have been received within the past five years. Appointment is renewable up to 5 years based on performance. 

Preferred skills:

  • Knowledge of molecular biology, structural biology and bioinformatic.
  • Experience in molecular biological and protein expression methods
  • Experience in basic lab work, such as cell culture, protein purification, Western blotting, qPCR, common molecular biology, and protein biology techniques.
  • Experience with advanced Next-Generation Sequencing methods such as ATAC-seq, ChIP-seq, RNA-seq and MNase-seq. 

To Apply:

Anticipated appointment start date is flexible. Interested applicants should submit a letter (email) of interest outlining experience and research goals, as well as a CV and the names of three references via email to Dr. Victor Lobanenkov, Ph.D.: . More information about the Molecular Pathology Section can be found at:  MPS is located on the main campus of NIH in Bethesda, Maryland, USA.

The NIH is dedicated to building a diverse community in its training and employment programs. Women, minorities and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.