Postdoctoral Fellow in Computational Genomics of Neurodevelopmental Disorders

Organization
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Job Location
New York, NY 10129
Salary
Salary is based on experience and according to NIH recommendations.
Job Description

The Pinto Laboratory at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai applies a variety of advanced experimental and computational genomic approaches to identify risk factors and elucidate the mechanisms underlying pediatric neurodevelopmental disorders such as Autism and Epilepsy.

 We are currently seeking a computational genomics postdoctoral fellow to undertake NIH-funded research projects in the field of genetics and genomics of Autism and Epilepsy, including CNV/SNV/indel discovery from exome/whole-genome sequencing data, profiling of noncoding regulatory RNA, and integration with short and long-read RNA sequencing data. Candidates with a quantitative background and demonstrated experience with genomic data analysis are encouraged to apply. The successful applicant will have opportunities to collaborate with a diverse group of experimental and computational biologists within the Psychiatric Genomics Division, the Seaver Autism Center, and the Institute for Genomics and Multiscale Biology. S/he will also play an active role in using the latest sequencing technologies to disentangle the genetic basis of neurodevelomental disorders and their comorbidities.

Requirements

High degree of independence, fast-learner, highly motivated, enthusiastic and with a strong work ethic. A good understanding of genetics and a strong background in genomics and epigenetics.

  • Ph.D. or equivalent doctorate in a quantitative field such as statistical genetics, bioinformatics, computational biology or computer science.
  • Proficiency in programming (e.g. Perl, Python or C/C++) and statistical computing (e.g. R).
  • Track record of scientific productivity and/or leadership.
  • Research experience in genomics is desirable.
How to Apply

To apply, please e-mail a cover letter, CV, and a brief description of research experience and interests, along with contact information for 2-3 references to Dalila Pinto ([email protected]).

About Our Organization

The Pinto Laboratory is a member of the Departments of Psychiatry, Genetics, and Genomic Sciences, the Psychiatric Genomics Division, the Institute for Genomics and Multiscale Biology, the Seaver Autism Center, the Mindich Child Health & Development Institute, and the Friedman Brain Institute at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.

The Institute for Genomics and Multiscale Biology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai seeks to comprehensively integrate the digital universe of information into research, training, and patient care and to develop programs that prepare students for careers in the future of healthcare and data science.

The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer —Minorities/Women/Disabled/Veterans.

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