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.