[BioC] NIH/NIST Joint Postdoc

Marc Salit salit at nist.gov
Fri Jun 18 19:01:57 CEST 2004

Dear Colleagues --

I'd like to draw your attention to a NIH/NIST Joint Postdoc opportunity  
in the area of "Measurement Science for Reliability of Microarrays in  

The competition is open to both U.S. and non-U.S. citizens. The  
application deadline date is August 1 and awards will be made in late  
September. Ph.D. recipients within five years of the doctorate at the  
time of application are eligible to apply. The award offers an annual  
stipend of $55,000 plus relocation expenses, health insurance coverage,  
and limited professional travel.

A website with details of the program is at:

A website with details of this research opportunity is at:

This work will be in partnership with Dr. Maggie Cam's lab (the core  
microarray facility at NIDDK).

The broad program description is:
National Institutes of Health (NIH)/National Institute of Standards and  
Technology (NIST) - Joint Postdoctoral Program (NIH-NIST)

Measurement Science for Reliability of Microarrays in Biology
Bethesda/Gaithersburg, MD
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Adviser Information:

Oliver, Brian (NIH)
  (301) 496-5494
bol3p at nih.gov

  Salit, Marc (NIST)
  (301) 975-3646
marc.salit at nist.gov

RESTRICTED ELIGIBILITY: This opportunity is available only to those 
applicants who have held their doctorate for less than five years at 
the time of application.

SPECIAL NOTE: Please choose one Research Adviser from NIH and one 
Research Adviser from NIST.

  While researchers are enabled by microarrays to do massively 
multiplexed measurements, deriving meaningful biological insight from 
these data is challenging. Variability arises from numerous sources 
which involve the physics, chemistry, applied mathematics, statistics, 
and biology, leading to the complexity in interpreting results. This 
project would focus on characterizing the sources of measurement error 
and variability, and on developing novel methods to improve the 
reliability of microarray results. We will demonstrate the impact of 
these approaches in application to the interpretation of biological 
data for clinical diagnostics. Applicants should be interested in the 
fundamentals of measurement science underpinning microarrays in 

Best regards,

Dr. Marc Salit
Research Chemist
Chemical Science and Technology Laboratory
100 Bureau Drive, Stop 8391
Gaithersburg, MD 20899-8391
email: Salit at NIST.gov
voice: +1 301 975-3646
fax:   +1 301 869-0413

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