Candidates should hold a PhD and/or MD with experience in human genetics, computational biology and/or molecular biology.
Ability to work independently and in a highly collaborative, multidisciplinary environment and strong communication and interpersonal skills are required.
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.
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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.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Department of Neurosurgery.� The position is located at the Medical School Campus.
The Haller Lab in the Department of Neurosurgery at Washington University in St. Louis has an opening for a highly motivated candidate to join a multidisciplinary research team. The laboratory of Dr. Gabriel Haller is focused on identifying and functionally characterizing genetic variation associated with various neurological/neurosurgical conditions including Chiari I malformation, syringomyelia and other common neurological disorders. The lab uses whole-exome and whole-genome sequencing to identify genetic risk factors, zebrafish to model disruption of disease-associated genes and deep mutational scanning of disease-associated genes to better understand and predict disease risk. This position will focus on investigating the role of genetic variation on human disease risk via these, or other, mechanisms. The primary focus of the work will include, but is not limited to:
Performing association studies of both common and rare genetic variants
Managing large genomic datasets
Designing and performing high-throughput functional assays
Designing and characterizing zebrafish models of disease
Developing novel methods of measuring the effects of genetic variation (coding and non-coding)
PRIMARY DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
Collaborates with PI on the design, conduct and reporting of research projects.
Significantly contributes to research projects including leadership of research teams or management of projects, leading to publications in peer-reviewed journals.
Assists with research proposals for submission to external funding bodies.
Manages research project with other institutions and investigators.
Maintains a thorough knowledge of the advances in specialized fields.
Formulates and conducts research on problems of considerable scope and complexity.
Positive engagement in learning and career development of self and others.
Complies with established safety procedures and maintaining required documentation on laboratory and specimen conditions.
Applicant Special Instructions:
Interested candidates with relevant qualifications should email curriculum vitae including a summary of their research, list of publications, and contact information for three recent references to Gabriel Haller, PhD, at email@example.com.
This position is eligible for full-time benefits. Please visit our website at http://hr.wustl.edu to view a summary of benefits.
Base pay commensurate with experience.
Internal Applicant Instruction:
Please attach a copy of your most current signed performance evaluation (completed within the last 18 months) to your online account. If you have not received a performance evaluation, you may provide two current signed letters of recommendation (written within the last 18 months), preferably to include one letter from either a current or recent former supervisor. To attach these documents, go to: My Career Tools, Add Attachment, Attachment Type – Performance Reviews or Letters of Recommendation.
Strong track record of publications in peer-reviewed journals.
Exceptional organizational skills.
Extensive prior experience in cell, molecular and vascular biology or related fields.
Analytical reasoning and problem-solving skills.
Demonstrated working knowledge of standard laboratory policies, procedures and equipment.
Ability to communicate in oral and written form with all levels of personnel and technical publications.
Must be able to work well independently and as a member of a research team.
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