Job Description

Postdoctoral Fellow – Statistical Genetics – Genomics – Bioinformatics - Computational Genomics


The Pinto Lab at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai is seeking talented and highly motivated computational genomics scientists to undertake a NIH-funded research project in the field of genetics and genomics of Autism and Epilepsy, including SNV/indel/CNV discovery from exome/whole-genome sequencing data in families, profiling of noncoding regulatory RNA, and integration with short and long-read RNA sequencing data. Candidates with a quantitative background and demonstrated experience with genomic data analysis are encouraged to apply.


The successful applicant will have opportunities to collaborate with a diverse group of experimental and computational biologists within the Psychiatric Genomics Division, the Institute for Genomics and Multiscale Biology and the Seaver Autism Center. S/he will also play an active role in using the latest technologies to disentangle the genetic basis of neurodevelomental disorders and their comorbidities.



High degree of independence, fast-learner, highly motivated, enthusiastic and with a strong work ethic.


·       Ph.D. or equivalent doctorate in a quantitative field such as statistical genetics, genome informatics, bioinformatics, or computational biology.

·       Excellent bioinformatic and programming skills (e.g. Perl, Python or C/C++), and statistical computing (e.g. R).

·       Track record of scientific productivity and/or leadership.

·       Research background in genomics is required.


How to apply

To apply, please e-mail a cover letter, CV, and a brief description of research experience and interests, along with contact information for 2-3 references to Dalila Pinto (

About our organization

The Pinto Laboratory is a member of the Departments of Psychiatry, and Genetics and Genomic Sciences, as well as the Institute for Genomics and Multiscale Biology, the Mindich Child Health & Development Institute, the Seaver Autism Center, and the Friedman Brain Institute at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.

Ph.D. in computational genomics, computational biology, bioinformatics, genomics, or statistical genetics with a strong background in human genetics and excellent quantitative skills.

2 years in research environment

Computer and General Skills:
Advanced - MS word
Strong communication and writing skills.
This position requires demonstrated experience with UNIX, Python, C/C++ and R, and expertise in statistical interpretation and analysis of RNA-Seq data.
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