Open Positions

Postdoctoral fellows 

We are seeking postdoctoral fellows to join the Vidigal lab, starting Summer 2019. We are using a combination of mouse genetics, novel genome editing tools, biochemical techniques, and high-throughput approaches to dissect the function of small RNA pathways in mammals both during development and disease. Previous experience with mouse models is advantageous but not essential. Researchers with computational background or expertise are also highly encouraged to apply.

To apply please send the following materials to :

  • your CV
  • a 2 paragraph cover letter explaining your scientific trajectory and why you would like to join our lab
  • name and contact of referees

NIH is dedicated to building a diverse community in its training and employment programs. This position is subject to a background investigation. 

Graduate students

The Vidigal lab welcomes graduate students that are eligible to conduct their thesis work at NIH. Students interested in studying RNA pathways in mammals can join our lab in one of two ways:

  1. through institutional partnerships: NIH has established a formal partnerships with national and international universities that allows students to perform the research component of their thesis at NIH. You can find a list of these universities here.
  2. individual partnerships: for students that are already enrolled in a graduate program and wish to perform all or part of their dissertation research at NIH. You can learn more about individual partnerships here.

If you are interested in joining our lab as a graduate student please send an email to explaining your scientific interests and how these fit with the research we carry out in the lab.


The Vidigal lab welcomes eligible college graduates that wish to enhance their training by performing research at the NIH through the NIH Postbac program. Postbacs in the Vidigal lab will lead projects centered on the functions of noncoding RNA genes or RNA Binding Proteins and use a number of techniques including: molecular cloning, gene expression profiling, cell culture, and genome engineering.

If you are interested in joining our lab as a postbac please send an email to