Postdoctoral Position in Computational Biology of Gene Regulation

National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Job Location
8600 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, MD 20896
Job Description

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. See papers from the laboratory including L. Taher et al., Sequence signatures extracted from proximal promoters can be used to predict distal enhancers, Genome Biology, 2013 and R.P. Smith et al., Massively parallel decoding of mammalian regulatory sequences supports a flexible organizational model, Nat Genet, 2013


Applicants should possess a Ph.D. degree in Computational Biology, Genomics, Bioinformatics, or a related field, and have no more than five years of previous postdoctoral experience. Advanced programming and genome data analysis skills are desirable.


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

How to Apply

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

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