Washington University of St. Louis Postdoctoral Research Associate - The Genome Institute - 41858 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 Genome Institute. This position is for the Medical School Campus.

Essential Functions


We welcome applications from highly motivated and enthusiastic scientists to fill multiple positions immediately available focusing on human and statistical genetics in the McDonnell Genome Institute (MGI) at Washington University School of Medicine. As one of NHGRI’s Centers for Common Disease Genomics, we aim to understand the inherited susceptibility underlying cardiometabolic traits and diseases, autoimmune disorders, and related risk factors. We are also actively developing methods for the analysis and interpretation of complex genetic data. We study these problems in hopes of applying genetic findings and techniques to improve human health.


Successful candidates will have the opportunity to work with one of several principal investigators studying common disease genetics at MGI. Candidates will work to discover novel genes and pathways underlying a variety of diseases and traits using deep whole genome sequence data in >50,000 individuals and will have access to a wide array of data (including genome-wide arrays and whole exome sequences) in tens/hundreds of thousands of participants for follow-up studies. Candidates will have the opportunity to participate in large international consortia and develop their own independent research projects.

Required Qualifications

The appointee has earned a Ph.D., M.D. or equivalent terminal or doctoral degree.

Preferred Qualifications

Candidates should have a PhD (or equivalent doctorate) in genetics, bioinformatics, computational biology, or related areas and a track record of scientific productivity. There should be evidence of a strong quantitative research background with experience in programming and statistics.

Salary Range

Base pay is 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 ensure full consideration, interested candidates should send curriculum vitae, resume, and cover letter to:

Dr. Nathan Stitziel, nstitziel@wustl.edu

Including 'Post-doc Search’ in the e-mail Subject field.


Dr, Ira Hall, ihall@wustl.edu

Including 'Post-doc Search’ in the e-mail Subject field.

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 - The Genome Institute - 41858

Job ID: 41858

Location: Medical School

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular