The Yale School of Medicine is seeking a highly motivated Bioinformatics Postdoctoral Fellow (2-year appointment) to begin immediately.

Scholarship: Fully-funded
Degree: Ph.D
Nationality: International Students
Location: USA
Application deadlines: Open

Scholarship Description:

The postdoctoral fellow will work primarily with Dr Ke Xu, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, on NIH-funded studies to identify epigenetic (e.g. DNA methylation) changes associated with substance abuse in humans.

The role will involve analysing high throughput genomic data, including DNA methylation sequencing, RNAseq and single cell RNAseq, performing integrative analyses and providing analytical results.
The candidate will be expected to work both independently and collaboratively with other members of the lab, have experience in developing sequencing data workflows, and be able to multi-task.

Other research responsibilities will include authoring and co-authoring several manuscripts per year, assisting with grant writing, collaborating with other researchers, and attending professional conferences.

 Available Subjects:

  • Bioinformatics 

Eligibility criteria:

  • Qualifications include adoctoral degree in genetics/epigenetics, statistical genetics, mental health, bioinformatics, or other relevant areas at the time the position begins and excellent project management and writing skills. 
  • Excellent programming skills (R or Python, Linux shell scripting) and experience with high performance computing in Linux environment is required. 
  • Experience with psychiatric disorder research and 1-2 years prior post-doctoral experience are preferred but not required. 

Application Procedure:

To apply, please send a single PDF documenting the following to [email protected]:

  • 1) Cover letter detailing previous research experience, interests, and career goals
  • 2) CV
  • 3) Names and contact information of three academic references