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Washington University of St. Louis Postdoctoral Research Associate - Psychiatry - 49230 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”.

Department Name/Job Location

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

Essential Functions

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 therapeutical 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 for 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.

Required Qualifications

  • 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.

Preferred Qualifications

  • 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.

Salary Range

Base pay commensurate with experience.

Pre-Employment Screening

All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. Current employees applying for a new position within the university may be subject to this requirement. The screenings will include a criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, 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.

Benefits

This position is eligible for full-time benefits. Please click the following link to view a summary of benefits: https://hr.wustl.edu/benefits/.

Applicant Special Instructions

Interested candidates should send their cover letter and CV to Dr. Oscar Harari (harario@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 Associate - Psychiatry - 49230

Job ID: 49230

Location: Medical School

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

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