The Epigenetics & Stem Cell Biology Laboratory of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), National Institutes of Health (NIH), Research Triangle Park, North Carolina is recruiting for a Staff Scientist for the Systems Biology Group under the leadership of Principal Investigator Dr. Raja Jothi. The Jothi Lab uses pluripotent embryonic stem cells as a model system to understand transcriptional and epigenetic control of cell fate decisions during development, differentiation, and homeostasis.
A Staff Scientist is a NIH employee generally appointed to a time-limited, renewable position to support the long-term research of a Principal Investigator. Staff Scientists do not receive independent resources, although they often work independently and have sophisticated skills and knowledge essential to the work of the laboratory. Staff Scientists should be capable of independently designing experiments, but do not have responsibilities for initiating new research programs. The Staff Scientist in this position will conduct independent research and mentor postdoctoral fellows and other laboratory trainees.
We are seeking an experienced bioinformatics/computational biologist with a proven track record in algorithm/methods development in the area of proteogenomics. Candidates are required to have extensive experience analyzing high-throughput data generated using (A) mass spectrometry (MS)-based proteomics technology and (B) next-generation sequencing platforms (ChIP-Seq, RNA-Seq, etc.). Successful candidates will have experience working in the areas of embryonic stem cells, transcriptional regulation, chromatin biology, and epigenetic mechanisms. Outstanding interpersonal skills, evidence of teamwork and mentoring, and excellent oral and written communication skills are desired.
Qualifications: Candidates must possess a Ph.D. in Computer Science, Bioinformatics, or related discipline, 4+ years of postdoctoral experience, an outstanding publication record (in the areas of proteogenomics, transcription, and epigenetics), and evidence of mentoring responsibilities.
Salary/Benefits: This is a federal, full-time equivalent position, and a comprehensive benefits package is available. Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.
How to Apply: Interested persons should email one combined PDF of their curriculum vitae, bibliography, and a two-page statement of research background and interests to firstname.lastname@example.org. Include your name and Vacancy Announcement NR117 in the subject line. Applicants must also arrange to have 3 letters of reference sent directly to email@example.com. Referees should include your name and Vacancy Announcement NR117 in the subject line of their email. Incomplete application packages will not be accepted or reviewed. Review of applications will begin on February 28, 2020.
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