Post-doc position, Karolinska Institutet

June 27, 2011 § Leave a comment

Roland Nilsson, ex-Mootha lab, is looking for a Postdoctoral fellow in genomics & computational biology.  Please spread the word.  Here is the job description:

Over the past few years, genome-wide association studies (GWAS) have yielded a rich crop of genomic regions linked to a variety of disease phenotypes. Yet, many of these genomic regions lack obvious candidate genes, and uncovering the true causal variants and disease-causing mechanisms constitutes a major bottleneck in human genetics. To address this crucial issue, we are developing sophisticated computational tools that take advantage of the wealth of gene expression data now available.

We are looking for a highly talented and motivated computational biologist / biostatistician who will develop algorithms for computational prediction of causal variants based on GWAS and large-scale gene expression data, and spearhead their application to complex disease. This position is part of a unique collaboration with leading geneticists at the Broad Institute, Massachusetts General Hospital and Pfizer, seeking to unravel the complex genetics of metabolic disorders, diabetes and cardiovascular disease. We have access to well-characterized patient cohorts, state-of-the-art sequencing facilities and experimental models for validating novel candidate genes emerging from the computational analysis.

This postdoctoral position is located at the Center for Molecular Medicine at the Karolinska Institutet (Stockholm, Sweden) which offers an outstanding research environment in the field of complex disease. A part of the project may be carried out as a visiting scientist at the Broad Institute (Boston, USA).

For more information, please contact:
Roland Nilsson, Ph.D
Assistant Professor, Karolinska Institutet
Phone: +46 722-334 580

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