[R-jobs] Postdoctoral researcher: genome informatics in psychiatry

Jake Michaelson j@ke@m|ch@e|@on @end|ng |rom gm@||@com
Thu Dec 11 20:20:20 CET 2014

We are seeking a talented and driven postdoctoral fellow to join the
laboratory of Jake Michaelson, PhD, assistant professor in the department
of psychiatry at the University of Iowa.

The Michaelson lab investigates the effect of genetic variation on the
development and function of the brain, particularly in the context of
neurodevelopmental conditions such as autism and language impairment. Our
work revolves mostly around integrating information from large scale data
sets (e.g., whole genome sequencing, RNA-seq, ChIP-seq, etc.) and deriving
informative features so that predictive models can be built and used to
better understand the molecular basis of neurodevelopmental conditions.

This postdoctoral position will be devoted mostly to developing models that
estimate the downstream effect of non-coding genetic variation on the brain
in space and time.

*Educational Requirements*
Doctoral degree in human genetics, quantitative genetics, bioinformatics,
computational biology, or other fields with strong quantitative skills is

*Required Experience*

   - demonstrated experience in machine learning or applied statistical
   - scientific programming skills (using R) with a commitment to the
   principles of clear documentation and reproducible research
   - excellent verbal and written communication skills

*Desired experience and skills*

   - experience with databases (e.g. MySQL)
   - demonstrated skills in effective data visualization
   - familiarity with genome informatics concepts (e.g. software tools,
   file formats, and workflows involved in next-generation sequencing)

*Qualified candidates should apply at *

The University of Iowa combines a fantastic scientific environment with a
healthy work-life balance. Faculty and staff living in Iowa City enjoy the
affordability and friendliness of small town life while also benefiting
from the cultural engagement and activities that come from being the home
to a major university.

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