Post-doctoral fellow, Autism genetics

Organization: 
University of Washington
Job Location: 
Seattle, WA
Job Description: 

The Brkanac laboratory invites applications from highly motivated candidates for a postdoctoral position on NIH funded projects aimed at discovery of rare highly penetrant variants responsible for severe neuropsychiatric and neurogenetic disorders such as Autism and Alzheimer disease. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. level degree in life sciences or computer science with some relevant research experience in both areas and at least one first-authored publication in a peer-reviewed journal. The position requires programming skills, knowledge of bioinformatics including analysis of next generation sequencing data and experience in molecular genetics/genomics.

The successful candidate will be self-motivated, keen to acquire new knowledge and skills and eager to produce scientific publications.

To inquire please send a CV, a statement of research interest including description of experience in genomics and bioinformatics and contact information of three references to zbrkanac@uw.edu.

Requirements: 

Key requirements:

• Ph.D. in life sciences or computer science with relevant research experience in both areas and at least one first-authored publication in a peer-reviewed journal.
• Strong background in bioinformatics, molecular biology and genomics .
• Knowledge of bioinformatics tools and genomics databases (dbSNP, UCSC) including data uploads. Previous experience with next generation sequencing or GWAS data is essential.
• Experience using Mac and/or UNIX operating systems.
• Proficient in computer programming and one to two years experience with Perl, Python.
• Strong organizational and record keeping skills to record experiment results and analyze data.
• Effective written communication skills to publish results.

Desired:

• Familiarity with C++.
• Familiar with statistical analysis packages such as R.
• Experience in building analytical pipelines.

Contact Information: 
About Our Organization: 

University of Washington,
Seattle
WA