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This position is in the Department of Psychiatry. This position is for the Medical School Campus.
The NeuroGenetics and Informatics (NGI) center at Washington University School of Medicine is recruiting a Postdoctoral Research Associate. The NGI generates and analyzes high-throughput multi-dimensional omic data to study neurodegeneration and diseases of the central nervous system with emphasis on Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and other dementias. The 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 have recently received several awards from the NIH, Department of Defense and private foundations to generate new molecular tools to predict and monitor neurodegenerative disease. The final goal is to create a highly specific and minimally invasive tool that can be translated to a clinical setting. We are seeking highly motivated researchers with strong analytical skills, especially in RNAseq analyses and machine learning to lead the analyses for these projects. The new postdoc will join a large and highly motivated multi-disciplinary team.
Hold, or shortly expect 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 datasets with special emphasis on transcriptomic data and machine learning algorithms.
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.
Writing and presentation skills will be critical to share the results with the scientific community.
Familiarity to interrogate publicly available resources will be highly beneficial.
Basic molecular biology lab skills (nucleic acid extraction, PCR, library preparation) will be highly beneficial.
Interested candidates should send their cover letter and CV to Dr. Ibanez (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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