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Faculty Position - Neurogenomics and Informatics Center

The Cruchaga lab in the Neurogenomics and Informatics Center (https://neurogenomics.wustl.edu/), together with the Departments of Neurology, Genetics, and Psychiatry at Washington University School of Medicine is seeking an individual with experience in human statistical genetics.

The newly formed Neurogenomics and Informatics Center (NGI) is seeking exceptional PhD, MD/PhD, or MD faculty candidates in basic and/or translational genomics or computational biology with a focus in neurodegeneration. The candidate will provide scientific and project managerial oversight for large-scale, multi-omic research projects. The ideal candidate will have strong expertise in GWAS, WGS, and RNA-seq analyses, and human statistical genetics.

 

The successful candidate will become integrated into the university’s neuroscience and genetics communities that feature highly successful members, a collaborative atmosphere, and broad research interests. The NGI is associated with several highly ranked graduate programs. The candidate will enjoy access to the NGI’s shared equipment, data, biospecimens, and expertise, as well as to specialized centers and state-of-the-art cores throughout the school of medicine.

 

The candidate will join a team of nine computational and statistical researchers working in bioinformatics, and statistical genomics and genetics. The complete team comprises over 20 people dedicated to understanding the architecture of neurodegenerative diseases.

The candidate will hold a PhD in statistics, bioinformatics, computational biology, biostatistics, statistical genetics, medical statistics, mathematics, or similar. [As1] The candidate should have a strong background in GWAS (PLINK and SKAT-O), WES/WGS (BWA, GATK), or RNA-seq analyses (STAR, SALMON, KALLISTO, DESEQ2). A working knowledge of UNIX, Perl/Python, R, and Docker are also required.

 [As1]Could probably cut this down “statistics” should cover half of these.

Applicants should submit a CV, ½ page description of their single-most important paper to date highlighting the novelty of the findings (accepted, published, or BioRxiv deposited papers only), 2-page research statement, and the names/contact information of 3 references.

Please send all requested material in one single PDF to Adam Suhy, (asuhy@wustl.edu).

Adam Suhy

asuhy@wustl.edu

3/24/2021

No end date

An Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer

Washington University seeks an exceptionally qualified and diverse faculty; women, minorities, protected veterans and candidates with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

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