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About Postdoctoral Fellowships

The NCBI Postdoctoral Fellowship Program is a National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) initiative to provide training in bioinformatics and computational biology. Candidates are selected from applications with Ph.D., M.D. or equivalent degrees, with strong backgrounds in biology, mathematics, statistics, computer science, and related fields and with interests in applying computational tools to research problems in molecular and structural biology, genetics, genomics, proteomics, phylogeny, and related fields. Suitably qualified individuals are encouraged to apply for fellowships for training in computational biology. Applicants should not have more than 5 years of postdoctoral experience, and it is considered a significant advantage if candidates can demonstrate experience or skills in more than one of these disciplines. These broad qualifications bring a diverse background of research interests to the NCBI which results in a dynamic training environment.

To put the training program into better context, here is some background information about the NCBI, located in Bethesda, Maryland:

The NCBI was created within the National Library of Medicine (NLM) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in late 1988. The NCBI's mission is to develop new information technologies to aid in the understanding of fundamental molecular and genetic processes that control health and disease. Its mandate includes four major tasks:

  • Create automated systems for storing and analyzing knowledge about molecular biology, biochemistry, and genetics
  • Perform research into advanced methods of computer-based information processing for analyzing the structure and function of biologically important molecules
  • Facilitate the use of databases and software by biotechnology researchers and medical personnel
  • Coordinate efforts to gather biotechnology information worldwide.

You can view many of the NCBI's activities and services on the NCBI home page ( http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/ ).

Applicants for Fellowship positions need not necessarily be U.S. citizens. Appointments are made either within the NIH Intramural Research Training Award Program or within the Visiting Fellows Program of the National Institutes of Health ( https://www.training.nih.gov/felcom/visitingfellows2 ). Stipends are determined according to the number of years of postdoctoral experience.

If you feel that you would qualify as a candidate for the program and are interested in applying, please mail a copy of your curriculum vitae and the names of three references to: David Landsman, Ph.D. ( landsman@ncbi.nlm.nih.gov ) NCBI, NLM, NIH Computational Biology Branch Building 38A, Room 6N601 8600 Rockville Pike, MSC 6075 Bethesda, MD 20894-6075 U.S.A.

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