Computational Postdoctoral Researcher

Bethesda, Maryland (US)
Salary is commensurate with experience and accomplishments.
November 23 2016
Position Type
Full Time

Department of Health and Human Services

National Institutes of Health

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

Computational Postdoctoral Position


Lab of Complement Research and the Immunology Center

Dr. Claudia Kemper’s laboratory, which is located in the Laboratory of Molecular Immunology and the Immunology Center, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), National Institutes of Health (NIH), is recruiting a computational postdoctoral researcher with expertise related to epigenomics, biostatistics, and systems biology approaches. Our laboratory focuses on the role of autocrine and intracellular complement in the regulation of innate and adaptive immune responses in health and disease. To assess for deviations in these pathways in patients with autoimmune disease, infections or cancer, we use a range of array or ‘omic’ techniques including gene arrays, CyTOF technology, ChIP-Seq, RNA-Seq, and ATAC-Seq (Kolev et al., Immunity, 2015; Arbore et al, Science, 2016).

The candidate should be able to analyze and mine all data generated in the laboratory or by collaborators and also cross-analyze such data with those available in public databases. Further, she/he will work closely with experimental biologists to integrate bioinformatics with wet lab approaches to elucidate normal cellular development and differentiation as well as the basis for disease states and pathological conditions in both animal models and humans. Opportunities for extensive collaborations with the research communities and a supportive environment with a roadmap into independence are in place.

The ideal candidate will have a strong background in Computer Science or Statistics with knowledge of R or Matlab; Python or Perl; and ideally C or C++, and have received a Ph.D. within the past five years. In addition, the ability to analyzed high throughput sequencing data is required. The candidate will be supported with an excellent intramural NIH fellowship in a stimulating and interactive research environment at NIH.

Appointees may be US citizens, resident aliens, or non-resident aliens with or eligible to obtain a valid employment authorized visa.  Salary is commensurate with research experience and accomplishments. 

Applications from women, minorities and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged. Applicants should send a 1-2 page descriptive letter of interest and research proposal, curriculum vitae and complete bibliography, and arrange for three letters of reference to be sent to:

Dr. Claudia Kemper

c/o Ms. Kelly Wittenberger at

Chief, Laboratory of Complement Research


Bldg.10, Rm.7B05

Bethesda, MD 20892-1674

Tel: 301-496-0098

Fax: 301-401-0971

DHHS/NIH is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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