Computational Scientist/RNA Bioinformatics Position at the RNA Biology Laboratory, National Cancer Institute

Posted on April 21,

The RNA Biology Laboratory at the Center for Cancer Research, National Cancer Institute (NCI), National Institutes of Health in Frederick, Maryland is recruiting a Computational Scientist with expertise in RNA bioinformatics. In this position, which is the equivalent of a staff scientist in an academic department, the successful applicant will collaborate with our growing group of principal investigators ( The successful candidate will contribute to project design, devising pipelines for data analysis, and interpreting results, and will co-author manuscripts as appropriate. The candidate will also train fellows and other personnel in the best practices and pipelines for analyzing a variety of types of sequencing data. Areas currently under study in the RNA Biology Laboratory include identifying the results of transcription and processing errors, identifying targets of RNA-binding proteins and elucidating the ways in RNA binding proteins, noncoding RNAs, and RNA decay pathways shape transcriptomes.

Our ideal candidate will have extensive knowledge of both RNA biology and the specialized bioinformatics used to analyze a range of post-transcriptional processing and modification events. Applicants should hold a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree and should have at least two years of postdoctoral experience as well as a record of publications that provide evidence of their expertise in RNA-focused bioinformatics.

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