Post-doc, Feinstein Institute for Medical Research/Zucker Hillside Hospital, New York (NY)

Feinstein Institute for Medical Research / Zucker Hillside Hospital is seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral fellow to take a leadership role in 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 salary and benefits competitive with industry and 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.

Requirements: Minimum Qualifications: PhD in a discipline relevant to statistical genetics Desired Qualifications: · Experience with GWAS datasets and pipelines · Experience with sequence/exome/whole-genome data is a plus · Bioinformatics and relevant programming experience · Strong publication track record

Contact: To apply, please send a cover letter, CV and contact information for 3 references to Todd Lencz, Ph.D. (

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