january, 2021

08janAll DayPostdoc positions in Computational Psychiatric Genetics at the Lieber Institute for Brain Development


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Two postdoc positions are now available to work with Dr. Shizhong Han, Lead Investigator at the Lieber Institute for Brain Development (LIBD) and Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Johns Hopkins.

Research in Dr. Han’s lab has been focused on investigating the genetic basis of psychiatric disorders, and translating genetic findings into drug discovery for disease treatment. The successful applicant is expected to work with Dr. Han in one of the two directions: 1) to identify causal genes underlying psychiatric disorders through integrated systems level analysis. The candidate will perform creative analysis on multi-omics datasets generated from the human postmortem brain samples at LIBD, including GWAS, whole genome bisulfate sequencing, and RNA-Seq datasets at bulk tissue and single cell levels; 2) to perform genetic-driven drug discovery for major psychiatric disorders. The candidate will repurpose existing drugs through network-based approaches or identify novel drug candidates by applying state-of-the-art deep learning techniques.

Candidates with a doctoral degree in computational biology, bioinformatics, or other fields with strong quantitative skills (e.g., biostatistics, statistics, or computer science) will be considered. Strong programing skills in Perl/Python and R are essential. Experiences with large-scale genetic or genomic datasets are necessary. Experiences with deep learning or network-based approach are a plus. The candidates need to be highly motivated, excellent in academic writing, and able to work well in a collaborative environment.

The successful candidate will receive intensive training on projects tailored to his/her research interests and experiences. The successful candidate will be encouraged to present research work in national and international meetings, and be supported for professional development.
Interested applicants should send cover letter, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references to Shizhong Han at: shan67[at]jhmi[dot]edu.


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