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The Vanderbilt Genetics Institute and the Vanderbilt community provide a stimulating intellectual environment with unique resources that enable cutting edge basic and translational biomedical research. These include: electronic heath records (EHR) of over 2.8 million patients, BioVU, Vanderbilt’s biobank of over 280,000 patients with DNA and a leadership role in the Precision Medicine Initiative.

We are seeking talented individuals with interests in genomics, transcriptomics, precision medicine, biomedical informatics and/or neuropsychiatric phenotypes. Diverse skill sets are appreciated. Specific positions are listed below but strong candidates with relevant backgrounds will be considered and should send CV for potential opportunities to douglas.ruderfer@vanderbilt.edu.

Specific positions

 

Postdoctoral fellow

We are seeking an individual with a Ph.D. to lead a project to quantify the transcriptional consequences of structural variation on the human brain and it’s role in schizophrenia risk. The ideal candidate would have a computational background and familiarity with large-scale genomics/transcriptomic datasets. This project will utilize whole-genome sequencing data along with RNA-sequencing data from nearly a thousand human post-mortem brain tissue in collaboration with the CommonMind Consortium. Please send CV to douglas.ruderfer@vanderbilt.edu.

Data Scientist

We are seeking a highly motivated, organized individual with strong background in data science, bioinformatics, human genetics or related field to contribute to the core work of the lab (Bachelor’s degree required, additional degree preferred). Experience programming and performing analysis in a Unix environment is necessary. This position will require developing methods and performing analyses across multiple large-scale projects, organizing and being responsible for management of data and resources. This individual will be expected to contribute intellectually to research, grants and lab meetings and will have the opportunity to lead their own projects depending on background and motivation. Please send CV to douglas.ruderfer@vanderbilt.edu.