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Postdoctoral Fellowship or PhD student

The Fertig  lab seeks a highly motivated postdoctoral fellow or PhD student for genomics and precision medicine. 

The successful applicant will perform genomics analysis and algorithm development in collaboration with leading computational and clinical investigators in the Johns Hopkins University Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center and Bloomberg~Kimmel Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy. 

The ideal candidate will have previous experience in cancer systems biology research using high throughput genomics data. Preference will be given to candidates with experience working with emerging next generation sequencing technologies, including single cell RNA-sequencing and TCR-sequencing data. 

Application procedure:

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter describing the reason for their interest and fit to the position requirements, their CV, and names and contact information of three references to Dr. Fertig (ejfertig at jhmi dot edu).


  • PhD in computational biology, biostatistics, biomedical engineering, applied mathematics, or a related field. 
  • Proficiency in programming with R/Bioconductor and/or python for genomics analysis. 
  • Experience with high-performance computing clusters and LINUX scripting.
  • Techniques for reproducible research and version control, including but not limited to experience generating knitr reports, GitHub repositories, and R package development.
  • Problem-solving skills and independence.
  • The ability to work as part of a multidisciplinary team.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Additional experience (preferred, but not required):

  • Analysis of single-cell RNA-sequencing or TCR-sequencing data.
  • Previous research experience in precision medicine for cancer or cancer immunotherapy.
  • Proficiency in C++.
  • Experience with advanced exploratory data analysis techniques, such as matrix or non-linear factorization methods.

Student opportunities

The Fertig lab welcomes students from high school to graduate school for diverse research opportunities.

For inquiries please contact Dr. Fertig (ejfertig at jhmi dot edu) with your CV or resume and a brief cover letter describing your previous research experiences, specific interests in this lab, and programming expertise.

Diversity and inclusion

 The Johns Hopkins University is an equal opportunity employer. Dr. Fertig's lab values diversity in the workplace.

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