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.
Candidates with a PhD in Computational Biology / Genomics / Genetics and less than 5 years of prior postdoctoral training are encouraged to apply. Advanced programming and genome data analysis skills are desirable.
Please take a look at our sample publications:
L. Taher et al., Sequence signatures extracted from proximal promoters can be used to predict distal enhancers, Genome Biology, 14(10):R117 (2013) [ http://genomebiology.com/content/14/10/R117 ]
R.P. Smith et al., Massively parallel decoding of mammalian regulatory sequences supports a flexible organizational model, Nat Genet., 45(9):1021-8 (2013) [ http://www.nature.com/ng/journal/v45/n9/full/ng.2713.html ]
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.
If interested, please email your CV and the names of 3 references to Ivan Ovcharenko at firstname.lastname@example.org…