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POSTDOC: COMPUTATIONAL BIOLOGY OF NEUROPSYCHIATRIC DISORDERS

UCSD
Psychiatry
United States CA San Diego
http://iakouchevalab.ucsd.edu/research.html

Description

A postdoctoral positionis available in the laboratory of Dr. Lilia Iakoucheva at the University of California, San Diego (http://iakouchevalab.ucsd.edu/research.html)

COMPUTATIONAL BIOLOGY OF NEUROPSYCHIATRIC DISORDERS

A postdoctoral position is open to applicants with strong computational biology/systems biology/bioinformatics/statistics backgrounds who are interested in applying their experience to study psychiatric disorders (autism and schizophrenia). The focus of the project is to utilize heterogeneous high-throughput datasets (RNA-Seq, single cell RNA-seq, proteomics) collected in the lab from cerebral organoids and animal models to discover networks and pathways involved in the brain disorders. .


Qualifications

Qualified candidates must have a PhD and a demonstrated strong ability in bioinformatics, systems biology, sequence analyses, network analyses or genetics including expertise in high-throughput data analyses, such as RNA-Seq, single cell RNA-seq, differential gene expression analyses, gene co-expression analyses, proteomics. Strong programming skills (Python, R, Java or C++ and Unix/Linux shell) are required. The candidate should also be familiar with algorithms and tools, such as Bowtie, cufflinks, BWA, STAR, RSEM, UCSC Genome Browser, samtools, bedtools, vcf-tools etc. The knowledge of machine learning is a plus.

The successful candidate should have a demonstrated ability for independent and critical thinking, excellent communication and teamwork skills, and strong publication record (at least one first-author publication is required). Please send a resume and a brief statement summarizing research interests and experience


Start date

As soon as possible

How to Apply

Please send a resume and a brief statement summarizing research interests and experience to lilyak@ucsd.edu


Contact

Lilia Iakoucheva
lilyak@ucsd.edu