Emory University Post Doc Fellow - Human Genetics in Atlanta, Georgia


JOB DESCRIPTION: Helps design and conduct research within a specified field while receiving advanced training from a designated Principal Investigator to enhance professional skills and research independence needed for pursuit of a career. The specific area of research in which the trainee is mentored is determined by the department and laboratory of the Postdoc. Designs and evaluates experiments. Develops new ideas that promote current research. Prepares and publishes scientific manuscripts under the direction of the Principal Investigator. May be responsible for operation of specific equipment. May teach techniques to others, train, and supervise research staff. Positions are temporary appointments as a research trainee. The initial appointment is for one year, renewal expected if progress is satisfactory and funds are available. Appointments cannot exceed five years.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A doctoral degree or equivalent (Ph.D., M.D., ScD., D.V.M., DDS etc) in an appropriate field. Excellent scientific writing ability and strong oral communication skills. The ability to work effectively and collegially with colleagues. Additional qualifications as specified by the Principal Investigator.

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The Leslie lab in the Department of Human Genetics at Emory University School of Medicine, in Atlanta, Georgia, is looking for a self-motivated, creative, and enthusiastic postdoctoral fellow to join our team. Our lab is focused on understanding the etiology of craniofacial anomalies. We use deep phenotyping in individuals with orofacial clefts and their family members, genetic association methods, and whole exome/genome sequencing to identify novel genetic risk factors and to understand fundamental questions of phenotypic heterogeneity, penetrance, and variable expressivity. The Leslie Lab is part of the newly created Center for Computational and Quantitative Genetics. The successful candidate will have numerous opportunities to collaborate with and contribute to the Center. Find out more about the lab at www.theleslielab.org. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter detailing previous research and interest in our lab, CV, and names and contact information for three academic references.-Applicants must have recently received or will soon receive a Ph.D. in human genetics, genomics, genetic epidemiology, or a related field. Strong candidates will have experience with second generation sequence data or genetic association studies.-76440BR

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Job Number 15596

Job Type Regular Full-Time

Division School Of Medicine

Department SOM: Hum Gen: Admin

This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues: Not Applicable

Required Documents Cover letter, List of References

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