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, 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., http://www.nature.com/ng/journal/v45/n9/full/ng.2713.html
Stable, multi-year funding, outstanding benefits and compensation.
If interested, please email your CV and the names of 3 references to Ivan Ovcharenko at firstname.lastname@example.org