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Postdoctoral Scientist - GWAS

Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
New York City, New York (US)
Highly competitive
Closing date
Feb 12, 2022

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Seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral fellow to take a leadership role in one (or both) of two NIH-funded studies involving polygenic risk scores and other statistical / computational genomics approaches. One grant focuses on cognitive genomics and its relationship to psychopathology. The other grant examines polygenic embryo screening. Additional opportunities to collaborate on several inter-related projects as part of the Ashkenazi Genome Consortium, as well as schizophrenia-related projects (including pharmacogenetics and cognitive/imaging genetics) as part of the Zucker Hillside Hospital schizophrenia research program.  

Position will be funded for 2-4 years with competitive salary and benefits, commensurate with experience. Postdoctoral fellows at the Zucker Hillside Hospital are mentored to develop into independent investigators; our department has a strong track record in obtaining competitive funding for our fellows and junior investigators, including NIH K awards and Brain & Behavior Research Foundation (NARSAD) Young Investigator Awards.

Minimum Qualifications: PhD in a discipline relevant to statistical genetics (Master's level candidates will be considered with sufficient experience)

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience with GWAS datasets and pipelines
  • Bioinformatics and relevant programming experience
  • Strong publication track record



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