Post Doctoral IRTA

Bethesda, Maryland
Depends on experience
November 05 2020
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Organization Type
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PhD Fellowship

National Human Genome Research

Institute, Bethesda, MD

Post-Doctoral Position Studying the Genomics of Complex Childhood Disorders

An NIH-funded postdoctoral position is available in the Childhood Complex Disease Genomics Section (CCDGS), a new section in the Medical Genomics and Metabolic Genetics Branch (MGMGB) at the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) in Bethesda, Maryland under Dr. Neil Hanchard.

The lab is studying a broad portfolio of childhood disorders, including severe undernutrition, sickle cell disease, and early-onset high blood pressure, through national and international collaborations. The successful candidate will therefore be responsible for conducting disease-focused analyses by integrating detailed phenotypic data with genomic, transcriptomic, and epigenomic datasets derived from genome-wide genotyping and next-generation sequencing of participants from diverse ancestral backgrounds. The anticipated work also includes a unique opportunity to develop and expand novel methods of assessing and applying genome variation and diversity across a varied landscape of age-, phenotype-, and disease- models. Candidates with broad interests and backgrounds are encouraged to apply.


Candidates should have or be very close to obtaining a Ph.D. in bioinformatics, biostatistics, genetics, computational biology or closely related areas. Candidates familiar with specialized bioinformatics programs for human genomic analysis, public genomic resources and databases, genetic epidemiology, and complex trait analyses are especially encouraged to apply. Strong programming skills and knowledge of statistics are required. Excellent communication skills and fluency in both spoken and written English are essential.

To Apply:

Interested candidates should submit their curriculum vitae, a detailed statement of their research interests, and the names and contact information for three references to Ava Miller at

To qualify for this position, Ph.D. must have been earned no more than 5 years ago.