Omics Research Scientist - Mid-level and Senior-level

RTI International
Center for Omics Discovery and Epidemiology
United States North Carolina Research Triangle Park


The Center for Omics Discovery and Epidemiology (CODE) of RTI International has openings for a midcareer scientist, parallel to an Associate-level Professor, as well as a senior-level scientist (2 openings) to lead and expand an NIH-funded program of research to integrate multiple omics data for complex human diseases. Our research team emphasizes cross-institute collaborations with the Biostatistics & Epidemiology and Research Computing Divisions and university collaborations to advance understanding of the etiology of complex human diseases, including but not limited to substance use disorders and related health consequences, blood disorders, and respiratory traits, in ethnically and geographically diverse cohorts. The candidate needs a strong analytic background, as evidenced by development of novel statistical methods and/or application of cutting-edge approaches for substantiative research in any area of complex human disease. This position enables pursuit of a full time, independently-driven, research-focused agenda with the autonomy to collaborate internally and/or externally. This position has no teaching or administrative commitments.

This position is available in the Research Triangle Park area of North Carolina or Atlanta, Georgia.

•Lead and support analyses of multiple omics (e.g., genomics, epigenomics) and/or environmental data for complex human diseases/traits using sophisticated statistical methods, machine learning, and/or artificial intelligence.
•Publish findings in peer-reviewed journals in lead and support authorship roles.
•Lead and support the design and management of new and ongoing data collection activities.
•Lead the submission of NIH grant/contract/cooperative agreement proposals as Principal Investigator and support the submission of others as Co-Investigator.
•Mentor other staff in data analyses and interpretation, preparation of manuscripts, and extramural funding proposal submissions.


Ph.D. in Computational Biology, Bioinformatics, Biostatistics, Statistical Genetics, Genetic Epidemiology, or related discipline with at least five years of independent research experience beyond PhD (or 10 years of experience for senior scientist).
•Proven track record in securing funding by NIH or other federal government or foundation entities.
•Active area of independent research with proposal-ready preliminary results developed.
•Demonstrated background in a substantive area of complex human diseases.
•Strong quantitative and technical skills and concrete knowledge of analytic methods.
•Ability to mentor analytic staff, who are working in a cloud computing environment.
•Strong oral and written communication skills.
•Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
•To qualify, applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States and should not require, now or in the future, sponsorship for employment visa status.

Start date

To be determined

How to Apply

To be considered for this position, please apply on RTI's careers website at the following links.
Mid-level research scientist:
Senior-level research scientist:


Stephanie DiMatteo