The newly established RNA Biology Laboratory (RBL) at the Center for Cancer Research (CCR), National Cancer Institute (NCI), National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Frederick, Maryland is recruiting a Staff Scientist with strong expertise in RNA bioinformatics to join the Intramural Research Program’s mission of high impact, high reward science. The RBL is the equivalent of an academic department, and the successful applicant will collaborate with our growing group of principal investigators (https://ccr.cancer.gov/RNA-Biology-Laboratory). We envision that the staff scientist will contribute to project design, devise pipelines for data analysis, assist in interpreting results and will author or co-author manuscripts as appropriate. The successful candidate will lead us in bioinformatics by keeping current with best practices for analyzing many types of sequencing data and will train fellows and other personnel in these analyses. Areas under study in the RBL include identifying the results of transcription and processing errors, identifying targets of RNA-binding proteins and elucidating the ways that RNA-binding proteins, post-transcriptional modifications, noncoding RNAs and RNA decay pathways shape transcriptomes and affect cell physiology and disease.
About NCI's Center for Cancer Research: The Center for Cancer Research (CCR) is an intramural research component of the National Cancer Institute (NCI). CCR’s enabling infrastructure facilitates clinical studies at the NIH Clinical Center, the world’s largest dedicated clinical research complex; provides extensive opportunities for collaboration; and, allows scientists and clinicians to undertake high-impact laboratory- and clinic-based investigations. Investigators are supported by a wide array of intellectual, technological and research resources. For an overview of CCR, please visit http://ccr.cancer.gov/.
Qualifications: Candidates should have substantial knowledge of both RNA biology and the bioinformatics used to analyze a wide range of post-transcriptional processing and modification events. Applicants should hold a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree, as well as a record of publications that provide evidence of their expertise.
Salary is commensurate with education and experience. A full benefits package is available, including retirement, health insurance, life insurance, long-term care insurance, annual and sick leave, and Thrift Savings Plan (401K equivalent). This position is not restricted to U.S. citizens. To apply: Please send cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research interest and the names and contact information for three references to ApplyRBL@nih.gov. Application review will begin around August 1, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled. This position is subject to a background investigation. The NIH is dedicated to building a diverse community in its training and employment programs. DHHS, NIH, and NCI are equal opportunity employers.
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