Washington University of St. Louis Psychiatry in St. Louis, Missouri
Post Doc Instructions
Please do not submit an application to this posting. To apply for this postdoctoral research opportunity, follow the directions below in “Applicant Special Instructions”.
This position is full-time and works approximately 40 hours per week. This position is offered initially up to 1-2 years with a maximum of 5 years. There is flexibility over starting dates, but successful applicants are welcome to take up post starting September 1, 2018.
Department Name/Job Location
This position is in the Department of Psychiatry. This position is for the Medical School Campus.
We are seeking applicants for a postdoctoral position to work in Drs. Cruchaga and Harari lab at Washington University School of Medicine. Washington University School of Medicine is ranked among the top ten medical schools in the country and is a thrilling learning environment for postdocs.
The goal of our research is to use genomic approaches to understand the biology of Alzheimer’s Disease, Parkinson Disease and other neurodegenerative disease. Our labs have pioneered the use of biomarker levels for Alzheimer and Parkinson disease as endophenotypes for genetic studies. By using this approach, we have identified six novel loci associated with Alzheimer disease risk, progression and onset.
We are looking for a postdoc with expertise in GWAS, exome-chip, WES and WGS and Mendelian Randomization to work on a project focused on the identification of novel biomarkers for Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson disease using genomic approaches. A very large and well characterized dataset with proteomic, genetics and transcriptomic data is available.
She/he will join a team of nine computational and statistical researchers working in bioinformatics, statistical genomics and genetics. The team is based in the laboratory of Drs. Carlos Cruchaga and Oscar Harari which comprises over 20 people dedicated to understanding the architecture of neurodegenerative diseases.
PhD in Statistics, Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, Biostatistics, Statistical Genetics, Medical Statistics, Mathematics or similar.
- Strong background in GWAS (PLINK and SKAT-O) and second-generation sequencing.
- A working knowledge of UNIX, Perl/Python and R.
- Demonstrated ability to implement laboratory procedures, conduct research and records findings.
Salary will follow the NIH pay scale.
This position is eligible for full-time benefits. Please visit our website at http://hr.wustl.edu to view a summary of benefits.
Applicant Special Instructions
Applicants should email a curriculum vitae and statement of research interests to (firstname.lastname@example.org). Evaluation of applications will begin immediately.
Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.
Job Title: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Bioinformatics / Statistical Genetics - Psychiatry - 40323
Job ID: 40323
Location: Medical School
Full/Part Time: Full-Time