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Open Postdoctoral position, faculty mentor Michael Greicius

Important Info

Faculty Sponsor (Last, First Name): 
Greicius, Michael
Stanford Departments and Centers: 
Neurology & Neurological Sci
Neuroscience Institute
Genetics
Postdoc Appointment Term: 
1 Year Appointment Term, renewable yearly for 3 years
Appointment Start Date: 
Flexible, ideally around Dec. 1, 2021
How to Submit Application Materials: 

Applicants should email a CV and cover letter directly to Dr. Greicius: greicius@stanford.edu

The Greicius Lab at Stanford University has a two-year postdoctoral position available in the genetics of Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders (ADRD). The Greicius lab studies ADRD using a combination of genetics, transcriptomics, proteomics, and neuroimaging methods. Our goal is to identify and characterize novel genetic variants that contribute to AD pathogenesis. Much of our research is focused on subjects with extreme neurodegenerative phenotypes, such as patients with early-onset AD or people who remain cognitively healthy at advanced ages despite carrying 1 or 2 copies of the high-risk APOE4 genetic variant.

The fellow will work closely with the PI, Dr. Michael Greicius, to develop and apply novel genetics approaches, with a focus on long-read sequencing, to the study of ADRD. The fellow will undertake a multimodal approach to the analysis of previously acquired GWAS, whole-exome, whole-genome, and gene expression datasets from a number of sources including ADNI, UK Biobank, and dbGaP, among others. The fellow will also help design and carry out new long-read sequencing studies in extreme ADRD phenotypes.

Required Qualifications: 
  • Doctoral degree
  • Substantial experience with GWAS, next-generation sequencing, gene expression, and proteomics is required
  • The ideal candidate will have expertise in genetics and a record of innovative research
  • We are particularly interested in candidates who think creatively, work hard, and write well
  • Knowledge of basic programming (i.e. Python, R) and the UNIX environment is ideal but not required
Required Application Materials: 
  • CV
  • Cover Letter

 

Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.