Post-Doc Research Associate
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Chapel Hill, North Carolina

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Genetics - 423501

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Position Type:

Postdoctoral Scholar

Position Title:

Post-Doc Research Associate

Vacancy ID:



Full-Time Temporary

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Work Location:

Chapel Hill, NC

Position Location:

North Carolina, US

Hiring Range:

Dependent on Qualifications

Proposed Start Date:


Estimated Duration of Appointment:

12 Months

Primary Purpose of Organizational Unit:

The UNC School of Medicine has a rich tradition of excellence and care. Our mission is to improve the health and wellbeing of North Carolinians, and others whom we serve. We accomplish this by providing leadership and excellence in the interrelated areas of patient care, education, and research. We strive to promote faculty, staff, and learner development in a diverse, respectful environment where our colleagues demonstrate professionalism, enhance learning, and create personal and professional sustainability. We optimize our partnership with the UNC Health System through close collaboration and commitment to service.
Our vision is to be the nation's leading public school of medicine. We are ranked 2nd in primary care education among all US schools of medicine and 5th among public peers in NIH research funding. Our Allied Health Department is home to five top-ranked divisions, and we are home to 18 top-ranked clinical and basic science departments in NIH research funding.
Our mission is to improve the health and well-being of North Carolinians and others whom we serve. We accomplish this by providing leadership and excellence in the interrelated areas of patient care, education, and research.
Patient Care: We will promote health and provide superb clinical care while maintaining our strong tradition of reaching underserved populations and reducing health disparities across North Carolina and beyond.
Education: We will prepare tomorrow's health care professionals and biomedical researchers by facilitating learning within innovative curricula and team-oriented interprofessional education. We will cultivate outstanding teaching and research faculty, and we will recruit outstanding students and trainees from highly diverse backgrounds to create a socially responsible, highly skilled workforce.
Research: We will develop and support a rich array of outstanding health sciences research programs, centers, and resources. We will provide infrastructure and opportunities for collaboration among disciplines throughout and beyond our University to support outstanding research. We will foster programs in the areas of basic, translational, mechanistic, and population research.

Position Summary:

Dr. Patrick Sullivan is a professor in the Genetics and Psychiatry departments at UNC, as well as a professor at the Karolinska Institute in Stokholm, Sweden. The Sullivan laboratory at UNC-CH invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate to conduct statistical or bioinformatic analyses of genomic, transcriptomic, and epigenomic data. We focus particularly on schizophrenia, major depression, and eating disorders. We are deeply collaborative and actively work with many major genetic, psychiatric, neuroscience, and functional genomic groups in the US, Scandinavia, Europe, India, and Australia.
The individual will have the opportunity to help with multiple projects studying the genetics of various psychiatric disorders. We have multiple large datasets, and all projects are funded. The position will be set for one year with the opportunity to be reappointed yearly. The postdoc would work with Dr. Sullivan to create a multi-year plan to maximize scientific output, pursue opportunities to obtain grant funding, and progress toward an independent career.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:

PhD in a discipline relevant to statistical genetics

Required Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience:

Experience in analysis of multiple types of modern datasets (e.g., genome-wide association, exome sequencing, whole genome sequencing, RNA-sequencing, ATAC-seq, Hi-C, ChIP-seq, etc.). Good programming skills are essential (e.g., R, Python) in order to flexibly manipulate large datasets along with the use of standard pipelines for analysis, bioinformatic integration, and gene set analyses.

Preferred Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience:

Programming skills
Dataset analysis

Special Instructions:

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