Current Vacancy

Computational Postdoctoral Position

The Organization

Dr. Warren J. Leonard’s laboratory, which is located in the Laboratory of Molecular Immunology and the Immunology Center, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), National Institutes of Health (NIH), is recruiting a computational postdoctoral researcher with expertise related to epigenomics, biostatistics, and systems biology approaches. Our laboratory focuses on molecular immunology and uses ChIP-Seq, RNA-Seq, and ATAC-Seq to analyze genome-wide distribution of chromatin modifications and DNA-binding factors, global gene expression, etc. as well as whole exome and whole genome analysis (for example, see Liao et al. Nature Immunol. 9:1288-96 (2008); Li et al. Nature 490:543-6 (2012); Lin et al.Immunity 36:586-99 (2012); Kazemian et al. Mol Syst Biol. 11:826 (2015); Roychoudhuri et al., Nature Immunol. 17:851-60 (2016)).

The Role

The incumbent will work closely with experimental biologists to integrate bioinformatics with wet lab approaches to elucidate normal cellular development and differentiation as well as the basis for disease states and pathological conditions in both animal models and humans. Opportunities for extensive collaborations with the research communities are available.

About You

The ideal candidate will have a strong background in Computer Science or Statistics with knowledge of R or Matlab; Python or Perl; and ideally C or C++, and have received a Ph.D. within the past five years. The candidate will be supported with an excellent intramural NIH fellowship in a stimulating and interactive research environment at NIH.

More Information

Appointees may be US citizens, resident aliens, or non-resident aliens with or eligible to obtain a valid employment authorized visa.  Salary is commensurate with research experience and accomplishments. 

Applications from women, minorities and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged.


To apply, email or mail to the address below a 1-2 page descriptive letter of interest and research proposal, curriculum vitae and complete bibliography, and three letters of reference.  

Dr. Warren J. Leonard
c/o Ms. Kelly Wittenberger
Laboratory of Molecular Immunology
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
The National Institutes of Health
Building 10, Room 7B05
10 Center Drive, Bethesda, MD 20892
Tel: 301-496-0098
Fax: 301-401-0971