The National Cancer Institute (NCI), Intramural Research Program (IRP), a major research component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), is recruiting a Bioinformatician within the Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics (DCEG). This analyst will support a research program in molecular epidemiology of cancer and work under the direction of Dr. Maria Teresa Landi, in the Integrative Tumor Epidemiology Branch. The overall aim of the research program is to identify the determinants of cancer risk and progression, integrating genomic analyses of tumor and germline in combination with host and environmental factors. Specific areas of research include: 1) characterization of genetic and epigenetic intra-tumor heterogeneity and clonal evolution of solid tumors and their associations with exposures and clinical outcomes; 2) molecular characterization of tumors to identify exposure signatures and subtype-specific causes of cancer; 3) tumor evolution, from precursor lesions to malignant features and metastatic events; 4) genetic susceptibility of tumors in large population-based or family-based studies.
The successful candidate will be involved in research activities and bioinformatics analyses of large genomics data, such as whole genome sequencing, whole exome sequencing, genome-wide methylation data, ultra-deep target sequencing and others. He/she will be involved in collaborative research with intramural and extramural researchers and several international consortia, with opportunities for a lead role in publications.
Qualifications include a Ph.D. in bioinformatics, cancer genomics, tumor evolution, or related fields. A M.S. degree with several years of experience would be considered. Methodological and analytical skills and excellent written and oral (English) communication are required. Prior postdoctoral training experience in somatic genomics analyses with a history of publications that reflect superb writing skills is highly desirable. Job also requires organizational ability, attention to detail, initiative, flexibility and an aptitude for multi-tasking, interpersonal relationships and teamwork. US citizenship is not a requirement.
Please send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, bibliography, statement of research interests, and supply the names of three references to Maria Teresa Landi at firstname.lastname@example.org