Postdoc in Computational Biology / Bioinformatics

The National Institutes of Health (NIH)
United States


A postdoctoral position is available in the research group of Dr. Ivan Ovcharenko at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Our current research projects include computational studies of epigenetic and sequence-based mechanisms of gene regulation. We are developing computational approaches to decipher the regulatory landscape of the human genome. By combining next generation sequencing data with a large body of experimental enhancer characterization, our computational approaches target transcriptional mechanisms of tissue-specific regulatory signals and cell-type differences in gene regulation.

Some of our sample publications:
S. Li et al., Stable enhancers are active in development, and fragile enhancers are associated with evolutionary adaptation, Genome Biology, 2019
D. Huang et al., Identification of human silencers by correlating cross-tissue epigenetic profiles and gene expression, Genome Research, 2019

This position is supported by the Intramural NIH Research Program and includes stable, multi-year funding, outstanding benefits and compensation. NIH is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from women and minorities.


Candidates with a PhD in Computational Biology, Deep Learning, Population Genetics, Bioinformatics, or a related field and less than 5 years of prior postdoctoral experience are encouraged to apply. Advanced programming and genome data analysis skills are desirable.

Start date

As soon as possible

Start date

To be determined

How to Apply

If interested, please email your CV and the names of 3 references to Ivan Ovcharenko at


Ivan Ovcharenko