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Staff Scientist - Laboratory of Genetics and Genomics (Computational Biology Core)

Department of Health and Human Services

National Institutes of Health 

National Institute on Aging

Intramural Research Program


Staff Scientist


The National Institute on Aging (NIA) Intramural Research Program (IRP), a major research component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), is recruiting for a Staff Scientist 1 in the Computational Biology Core (CBC) of the Laboratory of Genetics and Genomics (LGG) in Baltimore, MD.  The overall mission of the CBC is to promote interdisciplinary research by collaborating with the laboratories in the NIA IRP and by providing institute-wide training.  The goals of the CBC are to: (1) carry out genomic, epigenomic, functional genomic, transcriptomic, and single-cell data analysis; (2) coordinate the activities of data scientists in the NIA IRP by maintaining a Biomedical Data Science Network; (3) acquire and maintain novel high-throughput instruments and high-performance computer systems to achieve the mission of the NIA; and (4) have a fully functional, aging-centered core research program which fosters collaborations primarily within the NIA IRP.


The Staff Scientist 1 will participate in the design and execution of single-cell experiments and will have the ability to work and troubleshoot independently to develop and adapt new single-cell library preparation/sequencing technologies for transcriptomic analysis (e.g., Smart-seq2/Smart-seq3, Mars-seq), sc-ChIP-seq analysis, genomic library generation (e.g., MDA, MALBAC, sc-lianti), and single-cell proteomics.  The incumbent will work closely with the CBC facility head and collaborators and will participate in writing scientific papers.


The successful individual must have a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree in the biological sciences or similar fields.  Salary is commensurate with research experience and accomplishments.  A full Civil Service package of benefits (including retirement, health, life, and long-term care insurance, Thrift Savings Plan participation, etc.) is available.  All employees of the Federal Government are subject to the conflict of interest statutes and regulations, including the Standards of Ethical Conduct.  Additional information regarding the NIA IRP is available at the following website:


To apply: Please send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, bibliography, statement of research interests, and three letters of recommendation to: Angela Prazak; Office of the Scientific Director; Vacancy #NIA-IRP-20-12; National Institute on Aging, Biomedical Research Center, 251 Bayview Boulevard, Suite 100, Room 04C230, Baltimore, MD 21224 or email:  Applications, including letters of recommendation, must reference the Vacancy # NIA-IRP-20-12.  The first round of review of applications will begin on or around March 14, 2020.  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.


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