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Your Environment. Your Health.

Postdoctoral Fellow, Chromatin, Transcription, and Stem Cell Biology

Department of Health and Human Services
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)
Chromatin & Gene Expression Group
Research Triangle Park, North Carolina

The Archer Lab at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) is seeking enthusiastic candidates for fully funded postdoctoral fellowships. Our research is focused on three goals:

Discovering mechanisms by which steroid receptors and the BAF complex control transcription.

Dissecting the requirement for BAF complex function during human embryonic stem cell differentiation.

Identifying the genetic and epigenetic factors underlying differences in cellular reprogramming efficiency across diverse human populations.

We work to achieve these goals using a variety of molecular genetics, biochemical, and epigenomic techniques including single-cell RNA-seq, ChIP-seq, Cut&Tag, and ATAC-seq. View recent examples of our work. Successful candidates will be able to choose from multiple available projects focused on these goals. We also strongly encourage postdoctoral fellows to develop their own projects while in the lab.

Institute Description:

NIEHS has a robust Intramural Research Program that actively studies how the environment impacts human health. Faculty interests range from Epigenetics, Development, Signal Transduction, Neurobiology, and Immunity to Epidemiology and Biostatistics. NIEHS hosts several state-of-the-art core facilities that provide intramural scientists support in Epigenomics, Mass Spectrometry, Bioinformatics, Metabolomics, Microscopy, and Structural Biology (including CryoEM). Successful candidates will have access to all NIEHS support facilities. Training is a high priority at NIEHS, and the successful candidate will also have access to the exceptional and diverse career development and training opportunities provided by the NIEHS Office of Fellows’ Career Development.

NIEHS is located between Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, the largest research park in the United States. Our campus is surrounded by three major research universities and over 100 biotechnology and life sciences companies. The Raleigh-Durham area consistently ranks in the top 10 places to live and work in the United States.


Successful candidates will be offered a stipend starting at $67,200. Fellows also receive premium health insurance coverage for themselves and their families at no cost. Detailed information can be found at the NIEHS Careers and Training Site.


Interested candidates should have completed a Ph.D. within the last 3 years and have experience in molecular biology and epigenetics. Expertise with next-generation sequencing, bioinformatics, stem cell biology, and/or mouse models would be advantageous but not essential. Excellent communications skills and a strong publication record are preferred. The ideal candidate would have the ability to collaborate with a diverse team of scientists as well as the ability to lead independent research projects.

To Apply:

Interested applicants should send their CV and names of three references to Jackson Hoffman, Ph.D..

The NIH is dedicated to building a community in its training and employment programs and encourages the application and nomination of qualified women, minorities, and individuals with disabilities.

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