Mount Sinai Careers

POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW

United States
Research


Job Description

Job title: 

Postdoctoral fellowship in the genetics of neurodegenerative diseases

Employer: 

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Location: 

New York, New York, U.S.A.

Principal investigator: 

John Crary, MD-PhD

Contact information:

Please send a C.V. and the names of at least two references to John Crary (john.crary@mountsinai.org).

Description: 

The Ronald M. Loeb Center for Alzheimer’s Disease, directed by Dr. Alison Goate, at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai is seeking a passionate individual to investigate the neuropathology and genetics of neurodegenerative tauopathies. We are using advanced genomic and computational approaches to identify novel drivers of disease pathogenesis. This NIH-funded project focuses on understanding the overlap between Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson’s disease, and other brain diseases. The candidate will join a highly productive research team that includes geneticists, computational biologists, cell biologists and physician-scientists at the Loeb Center. The successful candidate will play an active role in deploying next-generation sequencing data (DNA and RNA) and correlating with novel endophenotypes to elucidate pathogenic drivers.

Responsibilities: 1. To assist in the design of genomics experiments, 2. To develop and implement computational pipelines, 3. To analyze publically available and novel genomic datasets, including quality control and variant identification and annotation, associated with neuropathological outcomes and etiology using existing computational resources, and 4. To work towards development of independent scientific ideas and post-doctoral appropriate grants (e.g., K award, R03), with a long-term goal of independent investigator status.
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