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”.

Job Type/Schedule

This position is full-time and works approximately 40 hours per week.

Department Name/Job Location

This position is in the Department of Psychiatry. This position is for the Medical School Campus.

Essential Functions

The position is available with Drs. Nelson and Agrawal in Psychiatry. The postdoctoral scholar will be responsible for leading genomewide association analyses of opioid-related phenotypes, conducting quality control of these data prior to analysis (including data checks, imputation) and annotating results post-hoc. The individual will also participate in ongoing gene identification efforts for other drugs being studied by the team and will facilitate replications and contributions to other consortia. There is no “wet lab” component and all analyses are statistical in nature.

Required Qualifications

  • PhD (or equivalent) with a strong emphasis on statistical genetics.
  • Proficient in SAS or R, and should be comfortable manipulating large datasets in UNIX/LINUX environments.

Preferred Qualifications

Demonstrated skills in analysis of genomewide data using standard statistical software (e.g., PLINK, GWAF) and proficiency conducting quality control, imputation, post-GWAS bioinformatics is highly desirable.

Salary Range

Base pay commensurate with experience.


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

To apply, please send CV to Drs. Arpana Agrawal (arpana@wustl.edu) and Elliot Nelson (nelsone@wustl.edu).

EOE Statement

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 Scholar - Psychiatry - 41432

Job ID: 41432

Location: Medical School

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular