Postdoctoral Position in Computational / Functional Genomics

National Institutes of Health (NIH)
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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, Statistics, Population Genetics or a related field, and less than 5 years of prior postdoctoral training are encouraged to apply. Advanced programming and genome data analysis skills are desirable.

Sample publications from the lab:
L. Taher et al., Sequence signatures extracted from proximal promoters can be used to predict distal enhancers, Genome Biology,
R.P. Smith et al., Massively parallel decoding of mammalian regulatory sequences supports a flexible organizational model, Nat Genet.,

Stable, multi-year funding, outstanding benefits and compensation. 

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

How to Apply

please email your CV and the names of 3 references to

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