Postdoctoral Fellows - Computational Biology of Psychiatric Diseases

Job Location
La Jolla, CA 92093
Job Description

A 2-3 year postdoctoral position is open in Dr. Iakoucheva lab ( to applicants with strong computational biology/systems biology/bioinformatics/statistics/machine learning backgrounds who are interested in applying their experience to study psychiatric disorders. The focus of the project is on functional interpretation of the large-scale genomic, transcriptomic and proteomic data to gain insights into molecular mechanisms of autism and schizophrenia. The emphasis is on improving the understanding of the functional impact of coding and non-coding mutations identified in the whole-genome sequencing studies of psychiatric diseases; investigating spatio-temporal expression of alternatively spliced isoforms of psychiatric disease candidate genes; and relating protein interactions between isoforms with brain expression.


Qualified candidates must have a recent Ph.D. or equivalent in Computer Science, Bioinformatics, Mathematics, Engineering or related field, and expertise in genetics, genomics, network analysis, or systems biology. Strong programming skills (Perl, Java, C++ and Python) and experience with high- performance computing are required. The ability to work with heterogeneous high-throughput biological data is essential. The successful candidate should have a demonstrated ability for independent and critical thinking, strong oral and written communication skills in English, and strong publication record. Candidates from psychiatric genetics and genomics fields will be given preference.

How to Apply

Please send a resume and a brief statement summarizing research interests and experience to

Lilia Iakoucheva, Ph. D.

Assistant Professor
Department of Psychiatry
University Of California, San Diego
La Jolla, CA 92093-0603

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