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Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Department of Genetics. This position is for the Medical School Campus.
The Jin Lab is looking for a motivated individual to work as a Postdoctoral Research Associate within a highly dynamic research team of scientists, computational biologists, experimentalists, and clinicians. The candidate will be expected to plan and carry out research tasks independently and write-up/present findings on a regular basis.
The Jin Lab works at the intersection of genomics, human genetics, pediatrics, and neuroscience. We are curious about many things and are enthusiastic about what we do. We are currently focusing on the formulation, development, and application of genetic, genomics, and bioinformatics methods to better analyze and integrate genome and exome sequencing, SNP array, RNA-sequencing, epigenomic, metabolomics, and proteomics data. Through the integration of diverse types of transcriptomic and epigenetic functional annotations, the integrative genomic analysis will provide better understanding of the molecular basis of cardiovascular diseases, neurodevelopmental disorders, and neurodegenerative disorders, with a specific focus on the interplay between rare protein-coding and common-noncoding variants. We collaborate with clinicians, multiple genetic consortia, the Undiagnosed Disease Network, and the Yale Center for Mendelian Genomics to assemble thoroughly phenotyped cohorts for gene discovery and set up a robust recruitment platform that includes domestic and international collaboration and social media. Following integrative genomic analyses, we use zebrafish to precisely model human mutations. We also collaborate with experimentalists to design scalable high-throughput assays to model effects of disease-associated mutations using a model organism and/or cell-based experiments to identify genes/pathways that affect disease susceptibilities.
Prior research experience in molecular biology, computational biology, genomics, biomedical engineering, or related field.
Biology background who would like to develop bioinformatics skills.
Computer science background who would like to apply these skills to studying human genetics and improving personalized medicine.
Base pay commensurate with experience.
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To be considered for this role, please email Dr. Jin at firstname.lastname@example.org with the following items: 1) CV with a list of publications; 2) a short summary of your present and future research interests; 3) a list of three references with their contact information.
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