Postdoctoral Positions in Molecular Information Theory: Nanotechnology
Dr. Thomas D. Schneider
National Institutes of Health
National Cancer Institute at Frederick
Gene Regulation and Chromosome Biology Laboratory
Molecular Information Theory Group
Frederick, MD, USA
The position is now closed. Thank you for your interest.
Before sending me an email,
please note the
After reading this material, you can apply on-line by
The position is
for a postdoc to do molecular biology experiments at the lab bench to
work on one or more of our
patented or patent pending
MedusaTM Sequencing is currently the project
it is the one that will be worked on
by the person who fills this position.
The position, for any of these projects,
is for doing bench experiments (as opposed to
computer experiments) so
The main requirement is:
skill and experience with
standard molecular biology methods, especially cloning
and protein purification.
I'm looking for someone who is enthusiastic, energetic
and a self-driven go-getter
has a driving curiosity.
some aspects of these projects derive
from advanced molecular information theory,
it is not necessary to have a mathematics background beyond
You must have a PhD
and fit the other requirements of NIH as described below.
Although our projects are often heavily intertwined with computer work,
unfortunately I do not have the resources to consider
people interested in doing only computer work
so only people who have a molecular biology background
will be considered.
There will, however, be opportunities to learn the mathematics
and computer tools of
molecular information theory.
For further information
about other projects in this lab
our web site.
Initial Application Instructions
Please review the nanotech materials described above carefully.
if you are still interested in the position,
please contact me by email:
In your first email,
please respond to the following questions:
- Which project(s) interest you the most?
- How would you approach work on these nanotechnology problems?
- In addition to the patent information, which other papers
from this lab have you read?
- Where did you initially find the job posting?
(Please give the URL.)
Note: So that I am able to read and
store your CV:
People who do not follow these guidelines will not be considered.
When someone doesn't read the available materials to learn what a job
is about before applying for a position, I assume that they are
careless and merely sending out CVs without investigating the position
carefully. It is also possible that they cannot follow simple
instructions. Such a person would not do well in my lab!
If you have read this far before contacting me,
you are doing better than 95%
of the candidates who contact me. Congratulations!
- Please make your initial contact by email.
- Please send all materials as plain ASCII text,
(Adobe Portable Document Format)
- Word processor documents will
NOT be accepted.
If this is your only format, you can convert to RTF and send me that,
but only if you tell me beforehand.
I found that a recent application was 12% smaller by converting to RTF
which is a free open source replacement for word that can
create PDF directly and which has excellent design
since it uses compressed XML instead of binary
for its basic format.
If you send me a file of the type '.doc',
it tells me that you have not read about this position!
Please avoid sending specialized character sets.
(I have procmail filters in place that will
catch these sets. If you use any non-plain ASCII
(such as accents, sorry) you risk your email being trapped.
If I don't recognize it ... I'll never know you wrote!
Better simple than sorry.)
You should be able to output your CV in simple text format.
- Do not use lines longer than 80 characters.
- Avoid Word or Word Perfect attachments.
- You may point to the URL of an html or PDF CV on the web.
Official Application Instructions:
The position is for an NIH
Cancer Research Training Award
(CRTA, US Citizen or Permanent Resident)
a Visiting Fellow (VF, J-1 visa),
The CRTA takes 4-6 weeks to process
the VF takes 4-6 months (due to the visa).
Please note position requirements:
The initial stipend depends on experience.
Stipend ranges for Postdoctoral fellows
for a table of annual stipends.
- candidates may not have more than 5 years of
relevant postdoctoral research experience.
- Appointees must be U.S. citizens,
resident aliens, or nonresident aliens with a valid employment-authorized visa.
Training duration: 2 months up to 5 years (contingent on total
duration of stay at NIH, which cannot exceed a maximum of 8 years
for any type of doctoral level position).
For further information about the CRTA/VF appointment mechanisms,
- The National Cancer Institute is an Equal Employment Opportunity and
Affirmative Action employer that values and fosters diversity throughout the
- NIH provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities.
- If you served on active duty in the United States Military and were
separated under honorable conditions, you may be eligible for veterans'
- Special selection priority consideration will be given to candidates
eligible under the CTAP and ICTAP placement programs.
Within the United States Government,
the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)
is the parent organization
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
the National Cancer Institute (NCI).
DHHS, NIH and NCI are Equal Opportunity Employers.
Announcements of this Position
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