Postdoctoral Fellow Positions in Experimental Systems Biology

Postdoctoral Fellow Positions in Experimental Systems Biology, Immunology and Genomics
Program in Systems Immunology and Infectious Disease Modeling
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
National Institutes of Health (NIH), Bethesda, MD
We are seeking experimental fellows in a new research group focusing on systems biology and
genomics, with particular emphasis on mammalian immune cells and systems and their interaction with
the environment (e.g., commensal microbes). The group is part of a new department in the Division of
Intramural Research of NIAID/NIH focusing on systems immunology. Other groups in the department
focus on proteomics, cell and molecular biology, immunology, and computational simulations of cellular
systems, thus offering rich opportunities for close collaborations on integrative approaches to
biomedicine. The lab will employ a combination of computational and experimental approaches, such as
deep sequencing, computational network reconstruction, gene expression profiling (e.g., RNA-Seq and
real-time PCRs), comparative sequence analysis, flow cytometry, and statistical genetics. Ample
collaborative opportunities will be available for experimental and computational fellows to work closely
with each other, thus offering training opportunities in computational biology and bioinformatics for
experimental fellows. Initial research projects could include understanding the roles of microRNAs in
immune networks, dissecting host-microbiota interactions, and studying the function of cellular
heterogeneity and underlying regulatory networks.
The group receives excellent infrastructure support, including a dedicated Illumina Hiseq2000
sequencer; access to cluster computing, databases, and core facilities for gene expression profiling,
imaging, and advanced technologies such as RNAi and multi-parameter flow cytometry; administrative
and travel support will be provided. The NIH campus offers an intellectually stimulating and collegial
environment with 1200+ research laboratories and frequent seminars given by world-renown
researchers, as well as access to state-of-the-art research tools. Interested candidates can contact Dr.
John Tsang ( for further information.
Minimum requirements: Ph.D. (or students expecting their Ph.D. shortly) in life sciences (e.g.,
immunology, experimental genomics, microbial genomics/genetics, molecular biology, genetics, cell
biology) with a strong desire to conduct and publish world-class research at the cutting edge of systems
biology, genomics and immunology; experience with mice and/or cell culture is a big plus; experience
with bioinformatics and computational approaches is a plus but not required; excellent oral and written
communication skills.
To apply, please submit cover letter, CV and names of three references to Dr. Tsang via email.