Mount Sinai Careers


New York, United States

Job Description

A computational postdoctoral position is available immediately in Human Genetics in Dr. Ron Do’s lab. The Do lab is in the Department of Genetics and Genomic Sciences, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York and is situated in the Charles Bronfman Institute for Personalized Medicine.
Dr. Do’s lab focuses on determining the genetic and biological bases of complex disease with a particular emphasis on cardiovascular disease and related metabolic risk factors. The group pursues these interests by utilizing approaches from human genetics, statistical genetics, population genetics and genetic epidemiology.
Current lab research areas include: (1) Causal inference of biomarkers with complex disease (2) Rare variant association studies using sequencing data (3) Identification of biological processes of complex disease using functional data (4) Testing for natural selection in medically relevant loci.
The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work on large-scale cutting-edge sequencing, genotyping and functional data. The candidate will have substantial input to the specific nature of their research project but should broadly fit within the lab’s overall research goals.
Lab members will benefit from collaborations with neighboring labs in the Charles Bronfman Institute for Personalized Medicine, the Center for Statistical Genetics, and the Icahn Institute for Genomics and Multiscale Biology.
A competitive salary, benefits and travel opportunities will be offered commensurate with experience and qualifications.
1. Candidates should have a Ph.D., M.D. or equivalent doctorate in human genetics, statistical genetics, bioinformatics, computational biology, genetic epidemiology, or a related discipline.
2. Candidates should have proficiency in programming (e.g. Perl or Python) and statistical computing (e.g. R).
3. Candidates should have a track record of scientific productivity and/or leadership.