Postdoctoral Associate – Computational Genetics and Systems Biology

Organization
The Jackson Laboratory
Job Location
The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine - Farmington, CT
The Jackson Laboratory for Mammalian Genetics
Bar Harbor, ME 04609
Benefits

Complete benefit package, generous 403(B) contributions, and more.

Job Description

The Jackson Laboratory – Dr. Greg Carter is seeking Postdoctoral candidates in computational genetics and systems biology to develop computational methods that derive biological models from large-scale genetic and genomics data. Successful candidates will join either the laboratory of Dr. Carter at the Farmington, CT campus of The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine (JAX-GM), or his lab at The Jackson Laboratory for Mammalian Genetics (JAX-MG) in Bar Harbor, ME.

The Carter labs work to develop novel computational approaches to the genetics of complex diseases, in the areas of autoimmune disease, cancer, and neurodegeneration, with a particular focus on Alzheimer’s disease.  This involves combining statistical genetics concepts such as epistasis and pleiotropy to high-dimensional genomic, imaging, and physiological data, with an aim to understand how genetic and environmental factors combine to control disease-related processes in both animal and human phenotypes.  This strategy is now being applied to accelerate the discovery of novel treatments for Alzheimer’s disease in collaboration with experts in genetic engineering, neuroscience, preclinical testing, and clinical neurology.

Requirements

Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree in quantitative biology, computer science, physics or applied mathematics.  A strong background in computational biology and statistical approached to genomics and genetics, and expertise in scientific programming languages such as R or MatLab are needed, as well as a commitment to solving biological problems and communicating those solutions.  Expertise in neurological disease is beneficial.

 

How to Apply

To apply, please submit a single PDF containing a current CV, a statement of research interests, and the names of three references to: http://www.jax.org/careers/postdoc.html  (select link for Bar Harbor position #5511, or Farmington position #5967).  Email Greg.Carter@jax.org with inquiries.

About Our Organization

The Jackson Laboratory provides a uniquely collaborative environment that fosters interdisciplinary “team science” without departmental barriers, unparalleled genomic resources and superior research support services, close interaction with our award-winning faculty members, partnerships with leading universities and medical centers, and numerous courses and conferences focused on genetics, genomics and biomedicine.

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