Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Parkinson’s Disease Genetics
Are you an early career geneticist/data scientist/analyst with strong bioinformatics affinity? This is an outstanding opportunity to work as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Laboratory of Neurogenetics, National Institute on Aging (National Institutes of Health) and the Global Parkinson’s Genetics Program (GP2).
We are looking for a highly motivated and collaborative candidate interested in studying the field of Parkinson’s genetics by implementing genome-wide genetic analyses methods to identify novel genes and risk loci associated with Parkinson’s disease etiology. The Laboratory of Neurogenetics employs a multidisciplinary and collaborative approach to the study of familial and sporadic forms of Parkinson’s disease in close collaboration with the Global Parkinson’s Genetics Program. The successful candidate will leverage available data to identify causative mutations and variants associated with disease risk, progression and subtyping across different populations. The candidate will support data analysis for the GP2 complex disease data analysis working group and will have the opportunity to work in close collaboration with scientists contributing to GP2 from around the globe.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH), a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the nation’s Federal medical research agency in the United Stated for conducting and supporting medical research. The NIH Intramural Research Program (IRTA) has one of the largest postdoc populations in the nation.
To be eligible for postdoctoral training in the NIH IRP, individuals must hold a doctoral degree (PhD, MD, DDS, or the equivalent) and have no more than five years of relevant research experience since receipt of their most recent doctoral degree. U.S. citizens and permanent residents are appointed to Postdoctoral Intramural Research Training Awards (IRTAs); citizens of other nations are appointed as Postdoctoral Intramural Research Training Awards – Visiting Fellows.