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Postdoctoral Fellow, Computational Biology (Neurotology Branch)

The Neurotology Branch (NOB) at the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD), National Institutes of Health (NIH), Bethesda, Maryland, immediately seeks a bioinformatics postdoctoral fellow.

The NOB studies the molecular pathways that direct hair cell differentiation and survival. The team couples a variety of approaches for cell-type-specific multi-omic profiling with advanced bioinformatic analyses. Results are validated using functional studies in model systems. Projects range from exploring the role of key transcription factors in inner ear development (e.g., POU3F4, IKZF2, RFX) to signaling pathways in acquired hearing loss. The goal of the studies is to advance fundamental knowledge and work towards preclinical models. The position includes helping junior students on the team familiarize themselves with bioinformatic analyses. The postdoctoral fellow will be co-mentored by Ran Elkon, Ph.D., a bioinformatics expert who collaborates with the team.

As part of the NIDCD’s Division of Intramural Research, the NOB’s research positions include secure salary and resource support, as well as the potential to develop novel research projects. The NOB and NIDCD are committed to providing a training environment that fosters career advancement through the development of strong scientific and communication skills. NIDCD provides a highly collaborative research environment supported by multiple core facilities, including DNA sequencing, bioinformatics, functional auditory assessments, and microscopic imaging. The NIH campus is one of the top biomedical research facilities in the world, with extensive resources and multiple seminars each week.

Skills and Qualifications

Interested applicants should have:

  • A Ph.D. in bioinformatics, statistics, biostatistics, computer science, or a related discipline, obtained within the past five years or anticipated in 6 months.
  • Substantial proficiency in R and Python, along with prior involvement in computational biology.
  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills.
  • The capacity for independent thought, a meticulous approach to work, and a collegial demeanor as a team contributor.
  • A record of published first-author manuscripts, preferably in computational biology.

Previous exposure to single-cell omics-based techniques is strongly encouraged.

Applicants may be U.S. citizens, permanent residents, or international citizens (visa requirements apply).

Salary is commensurate with research experience and accomplishments.

How to Apply

Interested applicants should submit 1) a cover letter describing current research and future scientific goals, 2) a curriculum vitae, and 3) a list of three references to:

Ronna Hertzano, M.D., Ph.D.
Neurotology Branch
National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders
National Institutes of Health

NIH is dedicated to building a diverse community in its training and employment programs and encourages the application and nomination of qualified women, minorities, and individuals with disabilities.

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