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Postdoctoral Research Associate - The Genome Institute - 37618

Company name
Washington University

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Saint Louis, MO

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EOE Statement:

Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.

Job Type/Schedule:

This position is full-time and works approximately 40 hours per week.  

Department Name/Job Location:

This position is in The Genome Institute.  This position is for the Medical School Campus.

Essential Functions:

POSITION SUMMARY:

We welcome applications from highly motivated and enthusiastic scientists to fill multiple positions immediately available focusing on human and statistical genetics in the McDonnell Genome Institute (MGI) at the Washington University School of Medicine. As one of NHGRI’s Centers for Common Disease Genomics, we aim to understand the inherited susceptibility underlying cardiometabolic traits and diseases, autoimmune disorders, and related risk factors. We are also actively developing methods for the analysis and interpretation of complex genetic data. We study these problems in hopes of applying genetic findings and techniques to improve human health.

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Successful candidates will have the opportunity to work with one of several principal investigators studying common disease genetics at MGI. Candidates will work to discover novel genes and pathways underlying a variety of diseases and traits using deep whole genome sequence data in >50,000 individuals and will have access to a wide array of data (including genome-wide arrays and whole exome sequences) in tens/hundreds of thousands of participants for follow-up studies. Candidates will have the opportunity to participate in large international consortia and develop their own independent research projects.

Preferred Qualifications:

Candidates should have a PhD (or equivalent doctorate) in genetics, bioinformatics, computational biology, or related areas and a track record of scientific productivity. There should be evidence of a strong quantitative research background with experience in programming and statistics.  

Salary Range:

The hiring range for this position is commensurate with experience.

Benefits:

This position is eligible for full-time benefits.� Please visit our website at http://hr.wustl.edu to view a summary of benefits.

Applicant Special Instructions:

To ensure full consideration, interested candidates should send curriculum vitae, resume, and cover letter to:

Dr. Nathan Stitziel, nstitziel@wustl.edu

Including 'Post-doc Search’ in the e-mail Subject field.

OR 

Dr, Ira Hall, ihall@wustl.edu

Including 'Post-doc Search’ in the e-mail Subject field.

Internal Applicant Instruction:

Please attach a copy of your most current signed performance evaluation (completed within the last 18 months) to your online account.  If you have not received a performance evaluation, you may provide two current signed letters of recommendation (written within the last 18 months), preferably to include one letter from either a current or recent former supervisor.   To attach these documents, go to:  My Career Tools, Add Attachment, Attachment Type – Performance Reviews or Letters of Recommendation.

Required Qualifications:

The appointee has earned a Ph.D., M.D. or equivalent terminal or doctoral degree.

Post Doc Instructions:

Please do not submit an application to this posting.� To apply for this postdoctoral research opportunity, follow the directions below in �Applicant Special Instructions�.

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Washington University
Website : http://www.wustl.edu/

Company Profile
Washington University in St. Louis’ mission is to discover and disseminate knowledge, and protect the freedom of inquiry through research, teaching and learning. Washington University creates an environment to encourage and support an ethos of wide-ranging exploration. Washington University’s faculty and staff strive to enhance the lives and livelihoods of students, the people of the greater St. Louis community, the country and the world.

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