We are seeking Postdoctoral candidates in computational genetics and systems biology to develop novel computational methods that derive biological models from large-scale genetic and genomics data.
Successful candidates will join the laboratory of Dr. Greg Carter at the Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine (JAX-GM) in Farmington, CT, which coordinates activities with Dr. Carter’s group at the Jackson Laboratory for Mammalian Genetics (JAX-MG) in Bar Harbor, ME.
About the Carter Lab: We develop computational approaches to the genetics of complex diseases, with a particular focus on Alzheimer’s disease (AD) using both human and mouse genetic methodologies. As part of the IU/JAX Alzheimer’s Disease Precision Models Center, we integrate data from large-scale Alzheimer’s data resources (ADNI, ADSP, AMP-AD, etc) to prioritize candidate loci for genome editing in novel mouse models of AD. We then develop and apply methods to jointly analyze mouse and human phenotype data to understand AD pathology, identify potential disease biomarkers, and assess candidate therapies. Our goal is to combine the power of human and mouse genetics to accelerate the discovery of novel treatments for AD. Visit the Carter Lab online for more.
About JAX-GM: Comprising 183,000 square feet of highly advanced, state-of-the-art laboratories and supporting facilities, the brand new JAX-GM conveniently sits midway between NYC and Boston in the heart of Connecticut. JAX-GM is part of an exciting $1.1 billion venture between the state of Connecticut and The Jackson Laboratory, an internationally-recognized research and educational institution with unparalleled genomic resources and research support services.
Our Postdoctoral Associates enjoy distinct advantages, including:
- A uniquely collaborative environment that fosters interdisciplinary ‘team science’ without departmental barriers
- Superior scientific support services
- Unparalleled mouse and genomic resources
- Excellent research facilities and equipment
- Close interaction with our award-winning faculty members
- Partnerships with leading universities and medical centers
- Access to numerous courses and conferences focused on genetics, genomics and biomedicine
- Working for an institution that has been repeatedly voted among the top 15 “best places to work in academia” by readers of The Scientist