Post Doctoral Position
Postdoctoral Position at NYU School of Medicine: Genomics of Complex Cardiovascular Disease
A postdoctoral position is available immediately in the laboratory of Dr. Aravinda Chakravarti, Ph.D. at NYU Langone Health’s new Center for Human Genetics & Genomics and the Institute for Systems Genetics.
Our laboratory (https://aravindachakravartilab.org/) focuses on the formulation, development and application of genetic, genomic, and computational technologies and perspectives for discovery of genes and mechanisms in a variety of complex (non-Mendelian) human diseases, specifically cardiovascular diseases like hypertension and sudden cardiac death. We use a variety of human patients, their families and animal and cellular models of these disorders to infer the genetic characteristics of non-Mendelian inheritance, and to articulate the importance of gene regulatory networks in human disease. Our overall goals are to develop a paradigm for the genetics of common disease and to assess how genomic information can be used in modern clinical medicine in the era of personalized medicine.
The successful candidate will research the genetics and genomics of complex phenotypes, specifically blood pressure regulation. The candidate will work on human genome sequence data from subjects of a large epidemiological cohort study to analyze the contributions of different genes and tissues contributing to inter-individual variation in blood pressure, and, therefore, risk of hypertension.
The ideal candidate holds a PhD and/or an MD in human genetics, biostatistics or other biomedical-related fields. Candidates must have a solid background in one or more of the following fields: genetics, computational biology, biostatistics. We are looking for a creative and driven individual with strong publication record and advanced expertise in software development and statistical analyses.
To apply or to obtain more information about the position, please contact Dr. Chakravarti at Aravinda.Chakravarti@nyumc.org. Applicants should include a CV, brief statement of research background, and the names of three references.