Department of Health and Human Services
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)
Mechanisms of Genome Dynamics Group
Research Triangle Park, North Carolina
A postdoctoral position is available in the Mechanisms of Genome Dynamics Group to investigate mechanisms of hypermutation and genome instability using advanced yeast models, genomics of human somatic cells, and bioinformatics. There are several related research projects using genetics, biochemical and bioinformatics approaches, as well as unique NIEHS clinical resource — Personalized Environment and Genes Study (PEGS) to understand fundamental mechanisms of genome instability, and their impact on human health.
Depending on candidate’s expertise and training goals, specific projects can range from mostly wet lab to mostly bioinformatics. Training usually starts from a relatively low-risk project(s) utilizing approaches developed in the group, which often evolve into findings carried over by a trainee to an independent position.
Along with exceptional facilities and resources, we provide a highly interactive and unique scientific environment and advanced training for diverse cohort of trainees to develop synergistic set of top level expertise in molecular genetics and in bioinformatics. The Mechanisms of Genome Dynamics Group is a part of the Genome Integrity & Structural Biology Laboratory (i.e., department) with PIs renowned for their contributions to the area of genome stability.
A successful applicant would have:
- A doctoral level degree with less than five years of postdoctoral research.
- Experience in molecular biology and genetics (highly recommended).
- Experience in bioinformatics and genomics (highly recommended).
The NIH is dedicated to building a diverse community in its training and employment programs.
Competitive stipends are determined by educational degree(s) and number of years of relevant postdoctoral experience. NIEHS is surrounded by prominent research institutions, and it provides a stimulating environment and excellent opportunities for young scientists to develop their research careers. The Scientist and other scientific media consistently list NIEHS among the top places for postdoctoral training.
Email cover letter, CV, and contact information for three references to Dmitry Gordenin, Ph.d.
- Mechanisms of Genome Dynamics Group
- 111 T.W. Alexander Drive
Mail drop D3-01, NIEHS
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709