Postdoctoral Associate in Somatic Mutation and Neurological Disease

University of Michigan
Job Location
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Job Description

A postdoctoral position to characterize somatic mutation is available with Jeffrey Kidd in the Department of Human Genetics in the University of Michigan Medical School.  The many cell divisions required to make an adult individual provide ample opportunity for errors in DNA replication and cell division.  New high-throughput technologies now make it possible to accurately assess rare, somatic mutations in multiple tissues, including the brain.  Ideal applicants would have experience with human genetics, high-throughput sequencing technologies, and the analysis and synthesis of disparate datasets.  Successful candidates will thrive in an interdisciplinary environment.



The applicant should have a Ph.D. in genetics, molecular biology, bioinformatics, computational biology or a related field.  Excellent written and oral communication skills are required, as is a willingness to work in a collaborative, interdisciplinary environment. Informatics skills, and experience with high-throughput sequencing data, DNA capture, and tissue sample collection are a bonus.


Successful applicants will be part of a cutting-edge research program in genomics and human disease with ample opportunities for collaboration with researchers at the University of Michigan and around the world.

How to Apply

To apply, send a CV, cover letter describing your research experiences and ongoing research interests, and contact information for up to three references to Jeffrey Kidd at


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