POSTDOC AND POSTGRAD POSITION
NEUROEPIGENETICS & PSYCHIATRIC GENOMICS
Postdoc and postgrad positions are available in Montalvo-Ortiz lab in the Division of Human
Genetics at Yale Department of Psychiatry. The primary research focus is the study of genomics
and epigenomics of psychiatric disorders in human peripheral and postmortem brain tissue.
The candidate will be working with Dr. Janitza Montalvo-Ortiz. We also collaborate closely with
Drs. Joel Gelernter and Robert Pietrzak. We use genome-wide approaches to elucidate the
genetic and epigenetic factors associated with psychiatric disorders including substance abuse,
depression, and trauma (child abuse and post-traumatic stress disorder). Multi-omics datasets
(genomics, methylomics, transcriptomics, proteomics) are investigated to identify predictors or
biomarkers for these disorders. Our work is funded by the NIH, Brain & Behavior Research
Foundation and the Department of Veteran’s Affairs.
The Candidate:A successful candidate will be enthusiastic and with strong interest in neuroepigenetics and psychiatric genomics. Expertise in one of the following is required: bioinformatics, statistics,
genetic epidemiology, and neuroscience. Strong coding and/or programming skills and previous
experience in R, UNIX or PYTHON are preferred. Postdoc applicants must have, or be about to
be awarded, a Ph.D. and/or M.D. degree.
To Apply: Email a cover letter, and up-to-date CV to firstname.lastname@example.org. Include the names
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