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Postdoctoral Fellow
National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) in Bethesda, Maryland
 
 
 
Date Posted 10/05/2020
Category
Postdoctoral-Statistical Genetics
Science-Genomics
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled
 
 
 
 
 

Position Description:

An NIH-funded postdoctoral position is available in the Precision Health Informatics Section (PHIS), 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. Josh Denny.

The successful candidate will develop and apply novel, robust and scalable computational algorithms that can analyze, integrate, discover clinically relevant associations from large cohorts that have both clinical, participant-reported, and genomic data. Interested related applications include data from technologies like GWAS, whole exome and genome associations, Electronic Health Record (EHR) data, laboratory data, and survey data. Successful candidates will be familiar with applications of informatics to EHR data, statistical approaches, genomic data analysis, machine learning, and/or data science. There is also opportunity to develop novel methods to model biologic and clinical processes using historical and molecular data. However, research topics are not limited to the above, and candidates with different topics of interest are encouraged to apply.

Qualifications:

Candidates should have or be very close to obtaining a Ph.D. in biomedical informatics or bioinformatics, biostatistics, computer science, genetics, computational biology or closely related areas. Programming skill and statistical knowledge 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 Dr. Josh Denny at joshua.denny@nih.gov.

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