The Behavioral Genetics of Addiction Laboratory (PI: Rohan Palmer, PhD) at Emory University is recruiting a postdoctoral research fellow with interest in multi-omic and genetic analyses of the onset and persistence of drug and alcohol use and disorders. This post-doctoral position will focus on translating genetic findings for generalized substance use and disorders into a predictive toolset that can inform future research and intervention/prevention programs. Candidates with demonstrated interest in integrating multiple-omics data (e.g., DNA, RNA, microRNA, Methylation, Proteomics data) and/or developing genetically-informed predictive models of substance use and disorders are encouraged to apply. The lab also works on cross-sectional and longitudinal studies of addictive behaviors, as well as personality, cognition, and several environmental and familial factors associated with substance addiction. The postdoctoral fellow will lead statistical analyses of combined datasets and biobanks with the support of the lab’s bioinformatics staff.
Examples of the types of studies that are ongoing include: understanding whether model organism genetic and gene expression findings are enriched in human GWAS, drug repurposing, and the identification of genetic factors associated with substance use and disorders, to name a few.
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