Yale University

Postdoc, Genetics of Psychiatric Illness, Yale University School of Medicine

Yale University School of Medicine

West Haven, CT, United States

Postdoc, Genetics of Psychiatric Illness, Gelernter Lab, Division of Human Genetics in Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine


POSTDOC POSITION for a highly motivated graduate student to join a productive and collaborative research group working on the genetics of psychiatric illness – especially PTSD and substance use disorders. Work will focus on (a) genetics of posttraumatic stress disorder, depression and anxiety, substance use disorders, and many related psychiatric traits in the uniquely-informative Million Veteran Program dataset; and (b) Psychiatric Genomics Consortium projects including these traits, and (c ) studies in non-European populations. Through these and several other current projects, we explore large datasets including the Million Veteran Program and the Psychiatric Genomics Consortium. Other projects include a pharmacogenomics clinical trial for depression taking place in the VA system; a study of methamphetamine genetics in Thailand; a new mental health biobank project in the MVP; and studies of epigenetics of psychiatric traits. The ideal candidate should hold an MD or PhD, and have a strong background in human genetics, including knowledge of genomewide methods, including GWAS and post-GWAS analysis; and comfort with bioinformatics. The candidate should also be able to work cooperatively with peers at Yale and with many other collaborators nationally and internationally; and bring research to publication. Faculty in our closely-collaborative division at Yale School of Medicine includes Drs Renato Polimanti, Janitza Montalvo-Ortiz, and Daniel Levey.  Start date is flexible. Applicants should preferably have US citizenship or permanent residency. Please send application (including CV and contact information for at least three references) by email to Prof. Joel Gelernter at joel.gelernter@yale.edu


Yale University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes applications from women, persons with disabilities, protected veterans, and members of minority groups.

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Postdoc, Genetics of Psychiatric Illness, Yale University School of Medicine