We are actively recruiting and have fully-funded positions at all levels.


We are looking for people that share our enthusiasm for RNA biology and genetics. Postdocs will be able to start their own research program or to lead ongoing projects in the lab. PhD-level experience in at least one of the following fields is preferred: mouse genetics, RNA biology, massively-parallel sequencing-based techniques or computational biology. Postdoctoral positions at NIH are fully funded. Please write a 2 paragraph cover letter explaining your scientific trajectory and why you would like to join us. Send it, together with your CV and the name and contact of 3 references, to joana.vidigal[at]

PhD Students

There are two ways for students to develop their thesis research at our lab:

1) NIH-established partnerships with academic institutions. Find information here.

2) Individual partnerships can be established on a case by case basis. Read more about it here.

If you like what we do and would like to do your PhD research work with us, write to Joana at joana.vidigal[at] describing why you think our lab would be a good fit for your research interests


We welcome students that have been accepted or are interested in the NIH postbac program and want to learn about mouse biology, RNA, gene regulation using cutting-edge laboratory techniques.


If you are interested in working as a research technician in our lab write to joana.vidigal[at] and tell us why you would like join us, describe your past experience and your goals for this position. All levels of experience will be considered.

The Vidigal lab, like NIH is dedicated to building a diverse community in its training and employment programs.