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Chemical Carcinogenesis, Bioinformatics

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, Division of the National Toxicology Program, Research Triangle Park, NC

Position Description:

A postdoctoral position is available in the Comparative and Molecular Pathogenesis Branch in the Division of the National Toxicology Program (DNTP) at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. The candidate’s primary research will focus on investigating mutation signatures, cancer driver genes and other genomic alterations in rodent and human cancers linking the suspected environmental exposures to the carcinogenic mechanisms.
The candidate will be mentored by a multi-disciplinary team with primary co-mentors (Drs. Arun Pandiri (Leader, Molecular Pathology Group, CMPB, DNTP, NIEHS) and Jian-Liang Li (Director, Integrative Bioinformatics Support Group, Epigenetics & Stem Cell Biology Laboratory, DIR, NIEHS)). The successful candidate will have the opportunity to obtain an appreciation for tumor pathology and mechanisms of chemical carcinogenesis, to engage bioinformatics analytical approaches to gain mechanistic insight from whole genome/whole exome sequencing data, and to understand mechanistic linkages between environmental exposure and carcinogenesis.
The DNTP postdoctoral training program typically funds fellowships for up to three years, providing stipends commensurate with experience. Postdoctoral fellows are considered as professionals-in-training and are not classified as NIH employees. Medical insurance is provided.


  • PhD with a strong background or aptitude for computational biology including knowledge on basic molecular biology, R programming, and Python
  • Ability to work collaboratively with individuals from different professional disciplines and personal backgrounds

To Apply:

  • Cover letter (approximately one page, in which the applicant describes their background, how their doctoral training has prepared them for a fellowship, and what they hope to achieve if accepted into the program.)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Names of three references with contact information (email and phone number)
Application deadline: August 30, 2022

NIH is dedicated to building a diverse community in its training and employment programs. All applicants receive consideration without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sex, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, age (with statutory exceptions), or any other non-merit factor.