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Eichler Lab

Department of Genome Sciences,
University of Washington


Postdoctoral position: Genome assembly and structural variation


A postdoctoral position is available immediately in the Department of Genome Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, to study genome assembly and structural variation detection using SMRT (single-molecule, real-time aka PacBio) long-read sequencing. The position seeks an individual with expertise in computational genomics and/or bioinformatics especially as it relates to the use of next-generation sequencing methods and advances in genome mapping technology. The goal of the research program will be to develop novel approaches to assemble complex regions of human and ape genomes with a particular emphasis on the identification, sequence resolution, and genotyping of structural variation within human samples and relationship to disease.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in the field of genomics, bioinformatics, or computational biology; be within two years of their doctorate; and have demonstrable expertise in the aforementioned areas. The position is for three years. Starting salary will be competitive, including allowable moving expenses to Seattle. Please send CV and contact information of three references to Evan Eichler, Ph.D., (eee [AT] gs.washington.edu) Department of Genome Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, WA.

Posted: 12/05/16



Postdoctoral position: Genetics of autism


A postdoctoral position is available immediately in the Department of Genome Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, to study the role of de novo and rare gene-disruptive mutations in the etiology of autism and intellectual disability. The work will entail the discovery and rapid characterization of copy number, single base-pair substitutions, and insertion/deletions using next-generation sequencing technology. The position seeks an individual with expertise in human genetics and bioinformatics expertise. The goal of the research program will be to identify new genes, protein interaction pathways, and a genetic model to explain variability of expressivity and penetrance of the disease.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in the field of genetics and genomics; be within one year of their doctorate; and have demonstrable expertise in the aforementioned areas. The position is for three years. Starting salary will be competitive, including allowable moving expenses to Seattle. Please send CV and contact information of three references to Evan Eichler, Ph.D., (eee [AT] gs.washington.edu) Department of Genome Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, WA.

Posted: 12/05/16