Oregon Health & Science University is a nationally prominent research university and Oregon’s only public academic health center. It educates health professionals and scientists and provides leading-edge patient care, community service and biomedical research.
Fellows will have the opportunity to interact/collaborate with researchers from genetics, neurosciences, the new computational biology program, and clinical research programs focused on neurodevelopmental disorders.
A Postdoctoral Scholar position with a bioinformatics/computational, experimental, or dual focus is available immediately in the laboratory of Dr. Brian J. O’Roak, Department of Molecular and Medical Genetics at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) for highly motivated individuals. Highlights of Dr. O’Roak’s past research successes include: pioneering trio-based exome sequencing in simplex autism and developing new technologies for rapid and economical targeted resequencing.
We are building on this experience by forming a strong and diverse research group focused on developing and implementing cutting-edge methods and technologies for discovery and replication, molecular diagnosis, functional dissection of pathways, and targeted therapeutics for neurodevelopmental and related disorders. This work has the potential to dramatically improve the lives of individuals affected with these currently untreatable disorders through early intervention and biologically based personal therapies.
Areas of interest include: genomics, single-cell genomics, modeling of neurodevelopmental disorders in stem cell (iPSC) and animal systems, massively parallel functional assays, and bioinformatics.
In particular, there is an immediate need for a fellow with next-generation sequence analysis experience to lead a project exploring the role of germline mutations and somatic mosaicism in autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders (e.g. neural tube detects), for which long-term funding currently exists. This would build on our work recently published in the AJHG (see Krupp et al. 2017).
Salary for this position aligns with the NIH Scale.
Apply here online. Please be sure to upload a cover letter and Resume or CV.