The Department of Psychiatry at Yale School of Medicine is seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral associate who aspires to become an independent academic researcher in the areas of addiction genetics, epigenetics and computational psychiatry. The position is a two-year appointment expected to begin on January 1st, 2020
The successful candidate will work primarily with Dr. Ke Xu, Associate Professor on projects funded by the NIH in identifying epigenetic (e.g. DNA methylation) alterations associated with substance misuse in HIV-infected and non-infected populations. The role will involve in analyzing high throughput genomic data including DNA methylation sequencing, RNAseq, single cell RNAseq, performing integrative analyses and delivering analytical results. The newly established Xu lab employs both molecular/wet lab and data driven approaches. Both labs maintain an interactive collaboration sharing expertise and ideas. The successful candidate will therefore be expected to work independently as well as collaboratively with a multidisciplinary team of scientists from both labs. Other research duties include: authoring and co-authoring several manuscripts per year, assisting with grant writing, collaborating with other investigators, and attending professional conferences.
Yale University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and actively solicits applications from women and minority candidates.
To apply, please send a single PDF documenting the following to firstname.lastname@example.org:
1) Cover letter detailing previous research experience, interests, and career goals 2) CV 3) Names and contact information of three academic references
Qualifications include a doctoral degree in genetics/epigenetics, statistical genetics, bioinformatics, or other relevant areas. Excellent project management and writing skills are also required. Excellent programming skills (R or Python, Linux shell scripting) and experience with high performance computing in Linux environment are required. Experience with substance misuse research and 1-2 years prior post-doctoral experience are preferred but not required.
About Ke Xu
The research in Xu Lab has focused on understanding the genetic/epigenetic vulnerability on psychiatric disease and how drug abuse affects human epigenome