Postdoctoral position in Bioinformatics/Computational Genomics at the NIH

National Institutes of Health
United States Maryland Bethesda


The Genetics and Biochemistry Branch, NIDDK, National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD (a suburb of Washington DC) seeks postdoctoral candidates to develop novel algorithms and approaches for the analysis of large next-generation sequencing and other datasets to study the fundamental processes underlying chromosome dynamics during meiosis and other biological processes.

The successful candidate will work as part of a computational biology team and in close collaboration with wet-lab experimentalists and with the NIDDK sequencing core. The current focus of the laboratory is on the events governing the initiation of mammalian meiotic recombination and on the forces shaping the evolution of genomes in mammals (including man).

For examples of recent papers, see:

2010 PLoS Genetics (doi: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1000831)
2011 Nature (doi:10.1038/nature09869)
2012 Genome Research (doi: 10.1101/gr.130583.111)
2012 Nature (doi:10.1038/nature11089)
2014 Science (doi: 10.1126/science.1256442)
2016 Genes Dev. (doi: 10.1101/gad.280677.116)
2016 Nature (doi: 10.1038/nature16931)
2017 Cell Reports (doi: 10.1016/j.celrep.2017.01.024)
2018 Nature (doi: 10.1038/s41586-018-0492-5)

Experience in R, Perl, Python, C, Java or other programming language is required along with a working knowledge of Linux / Unix systems. Some biology training is also desirable.

Send cover letter, CV, summary of past work, and the names of three references to Dan Camerini-Otero ( Successful applicants must have a Ph.D. and less than five years of postdoctoral experience



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Dan Camerini-Otero