The Harari Lab at the Neurogenetics and Informatics (NGI) Center is offering Postdoctoral Research Associate positions in the Department of Psychiatry at Washington University in St. Louis. We generate and analyze high-throughput multi-omic data to study neurodegeneration and diseases of the central nervous system with emphasis on Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, and other dementias. Our ultimate goal of the NGI is to understand the biology of these diseases, to define novel biomarkers, and to identify novel therapeutic targets. Washington University School of Medicine is renowned for its research cohorts of neurodegenerative disorders, which include clinical, neuroimaging, and fluid biomarker phenotypes.
We are currently employing deep molecular profiling of brain, using single-nuclei RNA-seq to characterize a large collection of samples. We are seeking an entrepreneurial, motivated researcher with strong analytical skills to join our effort and generate novel insights of neurodegeneration with this unique dataset, while working in a highly dynamic multidisciplinary and collaborative environment.
Hold, or shortly expects to obtain, a Ph.D. qualification in genetics, bioinformatics, computer science, data science, statistical genomics, or a related discipline involving the interrogation of 'omics' datasets.
Hands-on experience with large-scale human genomic or other omics (preferably related to neurodegeneration) studies.
Solid skills in at least one programming language (R, python or Perl) and experience working in Linux and/or high-performance cluster environments.
Strong ability to perform analytical reasoning to extract biological insights from data-driven approaches will be critical.
Ph.D. in genomics, genetics, bioinformatics, computer science, data science, statistical genomics, or a related discipline involving the interrogation of 'omics' datasets.
Familiarity to interrogate publicly available resources will be highly beneficial.
Base pay commensurate with experience.
Applicant Special Instructions
Interested candidates should send their cover letter and CV to Dr. Oscar Harari (email@example.com).
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. The screenings will include criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, an employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.
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