Post-doctoral Fellow (Bioinformatician/Data Scientist) – Lab of Pathology (NCI)

The Laboratory of Pathology (LP) in the Center for Cancer Research, NCI, is looking for an enthusiastic post-doctoral fellow to join our research group.

The Genomic Pathology Section in the LP, led by Dr. Kenneth Aldape, focuses on cancer genomics and epigenomics research, and tries to integrate multi-omics single-cell technologies into human cancer specimens.  We focus on primary human brain gliomas, but are also interested in a variety of cancer types (for publications, please see  Our goal is to broaden as well as to deepen our understanding of cancer signatures using a variety of high-throughput single-cell genomic and epigenomic analysis methods.

We actively interact with the Cancer Data Science Laboratory (CDSL) in the same NCI intramural program, led by Dr. Eytan Ruppin (  His group specializes in a variety of computational approaches, analyzing and integrating cancer multi-omics data to better understand cancer biology, classification, and new therapeutic options for patients.  Both experts in cancer molecular classification (Dr. Kenneth Aldape, Chief of LP) and cancer multi-omics data integration (Dr. Eytan Ruppin, Chief of CDSL) are committed to co-mentor post-doctoral fellows and advance independent investigators of the future.  Possible projects for this position include single-cell profiling data analysis of human cancer specimens (RNA-seq, ATAC-seq and methyl-seq) as well as deconvolution of bulk profiling data.


Candidates should have a PhD in computational biology or a related field, received within recent two years or scheduled to receive very soon.  Successful candidates should have a strong background in computer programming, statistics, computational biology, as well as expertise in cancer genomics or a related field.  A demonstrated record of scientific accomplishment, including first authorships in peer reviewed journals, is required, and experience in molecular/cellular biology or biochemistry is preferred.  A new postdoc is expected to be highly motivated and productive, work independently as well as collaboratively with other lab members, and have strong work ethic and intellectual commitment to the cancer research.  Proficient communication in both spoken and written English is strictly required, and excellent interpersonal and organizational skills are highly desired.

How to Apply

Please send an introductory email to, with “Postdoc Application – (your name)” on the subject line, your CV attached and contact information for 3 references included.

Salary will be commensurate with research experience in the NIH system.

Disclaimers: This position is at the National Cancer Institute, and is therefore subject to a background investigation. The NIH is dedicated to building a diverse community in its training and employment programs.