A position is available to use computational methods to study development in the NICHD Bioinformatics and Scientific Programming Core and the NICHD Division of Developmental Biology (DDB) in Bethesda, Maryland. The successful applicant will work closely with DDB investigators using a variety of animal models and with the NICHD Bioinformatics and Scientific Programming Core to develop and apply bioinformatic approaches to study developmental biology research topics including vascular development, developmental epigenetics, behavioral neurogenetics, collective cell migration, and neural patterning and development.
Current projects involve high-throughput sequencing assays such as studying the role of methylation in eye development in cave fish, integrating single-cell RNA-seq with microscopy to characterize spatial patterns of gene expression in zebrafish brain, and scaling up a zebrafish mutagenesis screen by using RNA-seq for variant-calling.
We seek either a trained biologist with strong computational/bioinformatics skills or a trained computer scientist with a strong biological interest, knowledge, and background. Programming skills, particularly Python or R, and experience in the application of command-line tools to genomic data are essential.
Interested applicants should have a Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent degree in bioinformatics, computational biology, computer science, molecular biology, developmental biology, or a closely related field.
This position is a long-term contract position through Kelly Government Solutions. If you are interested, please apply directly here: https://kelly.secure.force.com/CandidateExperience/CandExpJobDetails?id=a7V80000000HWL3EAO&searchFlag=true&tid=