Yale School of Medicine (YSM)

Postdoctoral Associate

Yale School of Medicine (YSM)

West Haven, CT, United States



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 janitza.montalvo-ortiz@yale.edu. Include the names

and contact information for two references. Yale does not discriminate in admissions, educational programs, or employment against any individual on account of that individual’s sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a protected veteran, or national or ethnic origin; nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression. University policy is committed to affirmative action under law in employment of women, minority group members, individuals with

disabilities, and protected veterans.


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Postdoctoral Associate