Post-doctoral research scientist

Rutgers University
Job Location: 
New Brunswick, NJ
Job Description: 

Joint Appointment: Institute of Human Genetics and Dept. of Biochemistry and Microbiology

2-3 year Postdoctoral Research Scientist position is available.
We are looking for a young scholar with experience in the area of genome analysis.
In the scope of this project, we will uncover how the variation encoded in the human genome maps to the observed complex phenotypes.
Specifically, we will be looking at the variation present in whole genome sequence data of matched case/control patients, as related to Tourette’s syndrome and a selection of autoimmune disorders.
The position will involve developing new bioinformatic approaches to (1) mine the available databases and literature for experimentally established disease genes and variants, (2) annotate functionally significant variation in coding and non-coding regions of the genome, and (3) generate testable hypotheses correlating these variomes with specific diseases.


Candidates should have a PhD in Computational Biology, Bioinformatics or Genetics (with strong background in bioinformatics).
We strongly encourage applications from recent PhD graduates.
Strong programming skills (at least one of: Perl, Python, or Java) are essential, as well as some familiarity with the major bioinformatics tools and databases.
Experience with high performance computing, machine learning algorithms and/or whole genome data analysis is desired, but not required.
Candidates coming from labs focused on studying the genetics of psychiatric or autoimmune disorders will be given preference.
Applicants should be fluent in spoken and written English and should be able to communicate ideas and results to colleagues.
The ability to integrate into a team is as essential as that to complete a project without constant supervision.

Contact Information: 

Dr. Yana Bromberg,
Dept. of Biochemistry and Microbiology,
Rutgers University

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