Postdoctoral Researcher, Lappalainen Lab

New York Genome Center
Job Location
New York, NY 10013
Job Description

Dr. Tuuli Lappalainen’s research group is looking for a postdoctoral researcher to work on projects in computational genetics and functional genomics.

The Lappalainen Lab ( studies genetic variation in human populations affecting molecular, cellular, and high-level traits and diseases. We use both computational and experimental methods to study these questions, with an interdisciplinary integration of approaches from computational genetics, population genetics, functional genomics, and molecular genetics. Our particular focus is on integration of large-scale genome and transcriptome sequencing data sets. We are part of several large consortia, including GTEx and MoTrPAC.

We are looking for a computational postdoc to join our team (currently 8 people). Possible projects include, but are not limited to, genetic and environmental interactions on functional effects of genetic variants, methods development to integrate genetic data with molecular and high-level phenotype data sets, and population genetics of regulatory variation in humans.

  • PhD in human genetics, functional genomics, or a related field;
  • Strong quantitative skills including proficiency in at least one programming language;
  • Experience of analysis of large-scale data sets is essential.
  • A publication record;
  • Excellent organization and communication skills, along with a high degree of independence and flexibility to thrive in a novel and rapidly changing research environment. 
How to Apply

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Please include the following items with your application: 1) CV with a list of publications and preprints, 2) a one-page summary of your present and future research interests, 3) a list of three references and their contact information.

About Our Organization

The New York Genome Center (NYGC) is an independent, non-profit organization that leverages the collaborative resources of leading academic medical centers, research universities, and commercial organizations. Our vision is to transform medical research and clinical care in New York and beyond through the creation of one of the largest genomics facilities in North America, integrating sequencing, bioinformatics, and data management, as well as performing cutting-edge genomics research. 

The New York Genome Center is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or protected veteran status. The New York Genome Center takes affirmative action in support of its policy to hire and advance in employment individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

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